NASA SBIR 2011 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 11-1 X7.01-9164
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Human Robotic Systems - Human Robot Interfaces
PROPOSAL TITLE: Brain Machine Interfaces for Robotic Control in Space Applications

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Advanced Medical Electronics Corporation
6901 East Fish Lake Road, Suite #190
Maple Grove, MN 55369 - 5457
(763) 515-5353

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Gary D Havey
ghavey@ame-corp.com
6901 East Fish Lake Road, Suite #190
Maple Grove, MN 55369 - 5457
(763) 515-5333

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 3
End: 3

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
This SBIR will study the application of a brain machine interface (BMI) to enable crew to remotely operate and monitor robots from inside a flight vehicle, habitat and/or during an extra-vehicular activity (EVA). The goal is to improve robot operator productivity, situational awareness, and effectiveness. With the application of a BMI technology an astronaut in an extravehicular suit could great improve their capability of working with rover, arm and free flying robots. The use of BMI is being studied extensively worldwide for its application in aiding people who are paralyzed or for persons missing limbs to control prosthetics. This project will study ways to apply this research to robotic control in space applications. System architectures will be defined for both the EVA and IVA crew member. The goal for phase II will be to demonstrate BMI in a space robotic control application. This research also has the benefit of supporting technology of use by those who are paralyzed or who have prosthetic limbs.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
User interfaces that enable crew to remotely operate and monitor robots from inside a flight vehicle, habitat and/or during an extra-vehicular activity (EVA).

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Future applications of brain machine interfaces to help paralyzed persons control robotic assistances or to help persons control prosthetic limbs

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Man-Machine Interaction
Robotics (see also Control & Monitoring; Sensors)


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