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Company Information:

Name: TORC Robotics, LLC
Address: 2200 Kraft Dr, Ste 2050
Blacksburg, VA
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (540) 443-9262

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $247,724.00 2
SBIR Phase II $685,066.00 1

Award List:

Path Planner for Dynamic Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: David Conner, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $98,024.00
Many modern approaches to autonomy use a layered planning technique where a conventional path planner plans a nominal desired path, and a reactive planner plans trajectories over a local region. In relatively structured environments with good localization, this layered approach has been proven to… More

Path Planning and Hazard Detection for Assault Zone Terminal Evaluation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: David C. Conner, Research Scientist – (540) 443-9262
Award Amount: $685,066.00
ABSTRACT: This research focuses on providing a capability to perform rapid, semi-autonomous unmanned assessment of potential combat airstrips. Current Tactics Techniques and Procedures require the operator to walk the runway and manually assess viability. Soil hardness measurements are sampled… More

Domain-Specific Modeling Environment for Autonomous System Demonstration and Experimentation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: David C. Conner, Senior Research Scientist – (540) 443-6679
Award Amount: $149,700.00
The TORC team, which includes Dr. Jonathan Sprinkle of the University of Arizona (UA), will develop enabling software and modeling methods for the Autonomous System Demonstration and Experimentation Workbench. The workbench will assist test engineers, systems engineers and analysts in designing and… More