AIRTEAM: Aerial Indoor Robot Teams for Exploration And Mapping

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,920.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8651-13-M-0099
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
O123-AU4-1214
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD12-AU4
Solicitation Number:
2012.3
Small Business Information
500 West Cummings Park - Ste 3000, Woburn, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
859244204
Principal Investigator:
Mads Schmidt
Lead Systems Engineer
(781) 933-5355
mads.schmidt@ssci.com
Business Contact:
Jay Miselis
Corporate Controller
(781) 933-5355
contracts@ssci.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
For the AIRTEAM (Aerial Indoor Robot Teams for Exploration And Mapping) Project, Scientific Systems Company, Inc. (SSCI) and iRobot Corporation propose to develop a command-and-control algorithm to allow aerial robotics scouts to cooperatively explore an unknown indoor environment and communicate their findings to each other and their human operators. In Phase I of this project, we will study the feasibility of cooperatively searching indoors with aerial robots. We will develop a basic multirobot coordination and exploration planning algorithm, and we will test this algorithm in simulation. This algorithm will be capable of handling the challenges of indoor operations, such as intermittent wireless communications and obstacles.

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