New grant awarded by ONR to procure robot for explosive ordnance disposal

RE2 HDMS on Husky UGVDr. Santos was awarded a $719,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Naval Research titled, “Field deployable, bimanual mobile manipulator system for research on haptics-enabled dexterous manipulation.”  The grant complements a five-year, $1.6M research grant awarded in June 2016, also from the Office of Naval Research, for “Haptic search and retrieval of objects buried within granular media.”

Images of the “Highly Dexterous Manipulation System” are courtesy of RE2 Robotics.