Geisel Software and University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) have announced NASA has awarded them a Phase I small business technology transfer (STTR) grant to support the development of a solution that will allow for collaborative mobility and manipulation in a heterogeneous robotic environment, the company said.
The research is important to solving problems such as mapping, localization, atmospheric transmission spectroscopy, electromagnetic radiation detection of all kinds, seismic and other planetary sensing, and more.
The STTR program is a three-phase program that reserves a specific percentage of federal research and development funding to award to small businesses in partnership with nonprofit research institutions to move ideas from the laboratory to the marketplace, to foster high-tech economic development, and to address the technological needs of the federal government.
Geisel Software, Inc. is a Massachusetts-based custom software development firm. Geisel creates mobile apps and embedded software for companies in the medical and robotics industries.
UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of more than 31,000 students and 3,900 faculty and staff that has earned the nation´s highest recognition for both research and community engagement from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.