THIS PROGRAM INVOLVES A MOBILE SEMIAUTONOMOUS ROBOTIC PIPE INSPECTION PLATFORM (ROPIP) FOR HAZARDOUS MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES.

Period of Performance: 01/01/1985 - 12/31/1985

$49.6K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Sees Inc
11020 Solway School Rd
Knoxville, TN 37931
Principal Investigator

Abstract

THIS PROGRAM INVOLVES A MOBILE SEMIAUTONOMOUS ROBOTIC PIPE INSPECTION PLATFORM (ROPIP) FOR HAZARDOUS MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES. THE DEVICE HAS SENSORY CAPABILITY AND IS MICROPROCESSOR CONTROLLABLE. A UNIQUE TECHNIQUE USING A "SMALL WORLD" APPROACH TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) BY LIMITING THE "REAL WORLD" CONTACT ENVIRONMENT AND PROVIDING A READY ACCESS FOR MOBILITY LOWERS TOE SOFTWARE INPUT AND DECISION- MAKING REQUIREMENTS. THE APPROACH ALSO PROVIDES ACCESS TO LARGE AREAS THAT WOULD NOT BE ACCESSIBLE TO A TRADITIONAL MOBILE ROBOT.