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Company Information:

Name: Autonomous Solutions, Inc.
Address: 990 North 8000 West
Petersboro, UT 84325-
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (435) 755-2980

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $961,590.00 10
SBIR Phase II $3,164,578.00 4

Award List:

Multi-Modal Control for Automatic Vehicle Management Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Don Cripps, Senior Controls Engineer
Award Amount: $95,000.00
Abstract:
"The proposed research approches the problems of stability, operation mode transfer, and syatem monitoring for multi-modal ground vehicles. The research seeks to provide simple criteria and design frameworks that are applicable to the design of manymultimodal and autonomous vehicle designs. The… More

Motion Planning for Omni-Directional Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Nicholas Flann, Machine Intelligence Engi
Award Amount: $119,923.00
Abstract:
Intelligent, maneuverable, autonomous vehicles will play a critical role in future Army systems.Key to the success of these systems will be their ability to quickly reach goal locations by traversing through unknown, unstructured or even de-structured environments. This proposal addresses how… More

Motion Planning for Omni-Directional Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mel Torrie, President
Award Amount: $979,400.00
Abstract:
Small, lightweight and affordable UGVs are crucial to military physical security and homeland defense. The program will develop, demonstrate, test and deliver the Phase I JAUS compliant planning system for agile cluttered environment traversal on 2 low cost prototype UGVs. The first prototype will… More

Enhanced Mobility for Small Vehicle Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mel Torrie, CEO
Award Amount: $119,958.00
Abstract:
The requirements currently being specified for man-packable robots far exceed the capabilities of any robots currently available. The major challenges is to satisfy both the need for all terrain mobility and long mission durations (3-6 hours) in a package between 20 and 30 lbs. Autonomous… More

Enhanced Mobility for Small Vehicle Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mel Torrie, President
Award Amount: $729,909.00
Abstract:
This SBIR proposal consists of three (3) related research efforts. Research effort 1 will focus on further development of the configurable running gear / shape shifting track concept as started by ASI during the Phase I award. Research effort 2 will focus on the development and completion of the… More

UGV Dynamic Mobility Updates Using Real Time Prognostic and Diagnostic Information

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Don Cripps, Sr. Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,624.00
Abstract:
An improved control system for autonomous vehicles is proposed in which prognostic and diagnostic data generated by the vehicle itself is used as an input to the controller. This is in contrast to conventional controllers in which the vehicle is represented by a static model. ASI will analyze the… More

High Speed Light Weight Omnidirectional Vehicle with Enhanced Manipulator Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Matthew Berkemeier, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,874.00
Abstract:
There is an urgent need for a man-transportable EOD robot which can quickly traverse the distance between its operator and the suspected UXO, perform manipulation tasks requiring high dexterity, and then quickly return. This proposal describes an innovative solution to this need called `Taz'. Taz… More

Enhanced Manipulator Control Through 3D Visualization & Autonomy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Matthew Berkemeier, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,335.00
Abstract:
Autonomous Solutions proposes to increase the speed, accuracy, and overall effectiveness of currently fielded EOD robotic manipulators through 3D visualization and arm automation. ASI will integrate a 3D Flash Ladar camera onto an EOD robotic platform to enable the creation of a 3D model of the… More

High Speed Light Weight Omnidirectional Vehicle with Enhanced Manipulator Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Matt Berkemeier, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $725,463.00
Abstract:
There is an urgent need for a man-transportable EOD robot which can quickly traverse the distance between its operator and the suspected UXO, perform manipulation tasks requiring high dexterity, and then quickly return. This proposal describes an innovative solution to this need called 'Taz'. Taz… More

Improved Tele-Control for Manipulator Equipped Unmanned Ground Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Matt Berkemeier, Robotics Research Scientist
Award Amount: $69,889.00
Abstract:
Under the Phase I program, ASI will examine the available technologies for improving manipulation, create preliminary designs of how to integrate these technologies on current platforms (the Talon and Packbot), and simulate the effects of improved dynamic modeling and sensor feedback on manipulator… More

Semi-Autonomous Manipulator Control Using 2D and 3D Scene Recognition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Matthew Berkemeier, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $119,244.00
Abstract:
Current mobile manipulators require extensive operator involvement to perform even simple tasks, such as opening a door, picking up an object, or emptying a container. f?oFly-the-gripperf?? algorithms have been implemented to free the user from specifying joint velocities when a desired x, y, z… More

Semi-Autonomous Manipulator Control Using 2D and 3D Scene Recognition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Matt Berkemeier, Senior Control Engineer – (435) 755-2980
Award Amount: $729,806.00
Abstract:
Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI) has teamed with Johns Hopkins Universitys Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (LCSR) to continue its Phase I development of autonomous manipulation and grasping behaviors for robotic manipulators. The team will continue the Phase I effort to engineer a… More

Stability Control Improvement and State Detection for Autonomous Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Matthew Berkemeier, Robotics Scientist – (435) 755-2980
Award Amount: $99,489.00
Abstract:
The proposed research will look at a combination of low-cost radar, stereo camera, and lidar data to generate a 3D model of the terrain ahead of a vehicle. The resulting terrain model will be automatically segmented, simplified and compressed to produce a reasonable description, which can interact… More

Improved Lateral Stability for Unmanned Ground Vehicle Convoys

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Matthew D. Berkemeier, Robotics Scientist – (435) 755-2980
Award Amount: $99,254.00
Abstract:
This work will address the problem of deviations of unmanned vehicle convoy followers by developing a method to estimate the parameters of the disturbances that cause lateral deviations from the desired vehicle trajectory. These parameters will be estimated each time a vehicle passes over a section… More