Prehensor for one atmosphere diving suit

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-13-P-1212
Agency Tracking Number: N13A-010-0257
Amount: $79,926.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N13A-T010
Solicitation Number: 2013.A
Small Business Information
32 Orvis Road, 27-4176489, Arlington, MA, -
DUNS: 830994492
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Bhargav Gajjar
 (321) 276-0380
Business Contact
 Bhargav Gajjar
Title: President
Phone: (321) 276-0380
Research Institution
 Massachusetts Institute of Tech
 Karl Iagnemma
 77 Massachusetts ave
Cambridge, MA, 02139-
 (617) 452-3262
 Nonprofit college or university
Current atmospheric diving suits and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) have end effectors with simply 1 DOF. This rudimentary manipulation results in excessive time spent working a problem underwater, development of task specific tools that can be operated by the pliers or acceptance that a specific job simply can't be accomplished. Vishwa Robotics proposes a teleoperated, anthropomorphic end effector that mimics the dexterity of a human hand that would provide significant benefit to the underwater industry by expanding the range of operations a diver in an atmospheric suit, or a pilot of an ROV can accomplish.

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