Teleoperation Of Robots Improvement System (TORIS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$119,885.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W56HZV-10-C-0221
Agency Tracking Number:
A093-188-0634
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09-188
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
Robotic Research LLC
555 Quince Orchard Road, Suite 300, Gaithersburg, MD, 20878
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
121257443
Principal Investigator:
Alberto Lacaze
President
(240) 631-0008
lacaze@roboticresearch.com
Business Contact:
Alberto Lacaze
President
(240) 631-0008
wong.renee@tiaxllc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Teleoperated robotic systems are characterized by a lack of situational awareness, and the effects of delays and poor communications. Control of Samll Unmanned Ground Vehicles SUGVs in cluttered environments requires fine control of the platform to avoid obstacles, and align the platforms with doorways or stairways. On larger UGVs, speed is normally paramount for mission success, and communications delays can cause control instabilities that often result in into overturned or damaged vehicles. During Phase I, a prototype system that compensates for delays in the exchange of video and command data between the remote platform and the Soldier Machine Interface will be developed. The system will generate a driving image on the SMI that is compensated for vehicle motion and communication delay.

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