NASA SBIR 2011 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 11-1 X7.01-9172
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Human Robotic Systems - Human Robot Interfaces
PROPOSAL TITLE: Visual Intelligent Robot Performance Monitor

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Stottler Henke Associates, Inc.
951 Mariner's Island Boulevard, Suite 360
San Mateo, CA 94404 - 1585
(650) 931-2700

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
James C Ong
ong@stottlerhenke.com
951 Mariner's Island Blvd., Suite 360
San Mateo, CA 94404 - 1585
(650) 931-2700 Extension :2710

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 1
End: 3

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
We propose to develop a Visual Intelligent Robot Performance Monitor (VIRPM) that will help crew members maintain situation awareness of robot performance more effectively. VIRPM will provide intelligent assistance to crew members by detecting topical data that suggest possible problems (causes and effects), gathering additional topical data that provides supporting or rebutting evidence for each problem, and presenting routine and topical data graphically that enable crew members to quickly understand the situation. During Phase 1, we will specify intelligent data monitoring, analysis, and visualization requirements, create a high-level system design of the monitoring, analysis, and visualization software, and develop a software prototype that demonstrates the utility and feasibility of our approach.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The resulting technologies will help Department of Defense personnel evaluate the progress of plan executions by autonomous vehicles and by military forces, compare actual and planned events, and identify possible causes and downstream effects. The technologies will also enable intelligent software that helps project managers review progress data to detect and assess possible problems and their effects on the rest of the project.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
These technologies will increase the ability for crew members to oversee the operations of teams of robots during lunar and Martian missions and, in the nearer term, during analog experiments on Earth. The technologies might also help NASA project managers analyze project progress data to detect possible problems.

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.)
Autonomous Control (see also Control & Monitoring)
Sequencing & Scheduling


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