NASA SBIR 2018-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary


PROPOSAL NUMBER:
 18-1- Z5.01-6763
SUBTOPIC TITLE:
 Augmented Hybrid and Virtual Reality (XR) Technology for Human & Robotics Exploration
PROPOSAL TITLE:
 Augmented Reality (AR) based Support Platform for Human-Robots Collaboration
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Tietronix Software, Inc.
1331 Gemini Avenue, Suite 300
Houston , TX 77058-2794
(281) 461-9300

Principal Investigator (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
MIchel Izygon
michel.izygon@tietronix.com
1331 Gemini Avenue, Suite 300 Houston, TX 77058 - 2794
(281) 404-7256

Business Official (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Victor Tang
victor.tang@tietronix.com
1331 Gemini Avenue, Suite 300 Houston, TX 77058 - 2794
(281) 404-7222
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 2
End: 4
Technical Abstract

The proposed research is aimed at investigating the feasibility to provide an Augmented Reality (AR) based support platform for Human-Robots collaboration. The envisioned concept provides AR interface to help astronauts leverage Robots collaborators during procedure execution. There are multiple potential use cases to Human-Robots collaboration such as co-presence where human and robots are working side by side, collaborating on the execution of procedures and sharing the same spatial area, or remote control of the robots by a human within or outside of a spacecraft, or on a planetary surface. These human-robots collaboration examples can benefit from the use of AR in order to increase the overall situational awareness.

Potential NASA Applications

Potential NASA applications:
•    Man – Robots space mission including SPHERE  and Robonaut on board the ISS
•    Planetary surface activities
•    Deep Space Gateway mission
•    Security, Disaster Relief & Support
•    Complex EVA activities with Robots support

 

Potential Non-NASA Applications

Potential Non-NASA applications:
•    Complex and expensive maintenance tasks, which need to be performed safely by joint man-robots team
•    Robots for homes, hospitals, and offices interacting with humans for their tasks

 


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