National Robotics Initiative 2.0: Ubiquitous Collaborative Robots

Grant

  • Type: Federal
  • Category: Competitive
  • Source: National Science Foundation

Award

  • Award Min: Not Stated
  • Award Max: $1,500,000.00
  • Quantity: 60

Timing

  • Deadline: Feb 20, 2018
  • Funding Available: $35,000,000.00
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Eligibility:
Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities. Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in, the US acting on behalf of their faculty members.

Purpose:
National Robotics Initiative (NRI) program to support fundamental research in the United States that will accelerate the development and use of collaborative robots (co-robots) that work beside or cooperatively with people. The focus of the NRI-2.0 program is on ubiquity, which in this context means seamless integration of co-robots to assist humans in every aspect of life.

Additional Info:
The program supports four main research thrusts that are envisioned to advance the goal of ubiquitous co-robots: scalability, customizability, lowering barriers to entry, and societal impact.

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