Robotics Technology Development and Deployment [RTD2] (R43)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), National Science Foundation (NSF), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Homeland Security encourage applications for the development of technologies that will advance the field

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of robotics.

Scientific interests for this joint-agency FOA include, but are not limited to, research directed towards innovations or advancements in robotic technologies and devices for:
Robotics for Home Healthcare, Personalized Care for Special-needs Populations, and Robotic Wellness/Health Promotion; Robot-Assisted Recovery, Rehabilitation, and Behavioral Therapy; High-throughput Robotics Technologies; Better Than Biology Actuators; Patient Mobility and Rehabilitation Robotics; Dexterous Manipulators with Tactile Feedback; Multi-Agent Command, Coordination, and Communication; Robotic Co-Worker Assistive Technologies; robotics to render improvised explosive devices safe; and robotics for cross border tunnels.

Specific areas of interests under this FOA are described under the Research Objectives.
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Agency: Department of Health and Human Services

Office: National Institutes of Health

Estimated Funding: Not Available


Who's Eligible





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-279.html

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Only United States small business concerns (SBCs) are eligible to submit applications for this opportunity.

A small business concern is one that, at the time of award of Phase I and Phase II, meets all of the following criteria: 1.

Is organized for profit, with a place of business located in the United States, which operates primarily within the United States or which makes a significant contribution to the United States economy through payment of taxes or use of American products, materials or labor; Is in the legal form of an individual proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, joint venture, association, trust or cooperative, except that where the form is a joint venture, there can be no more than 49 percent participation by foreign business entities in the joint venture; Is at least 51 percent owned and controlled by one or more individuals who are citizens of, or permanent resident aliens in, the United States, or it must be a for-profit business concern that is at least 51 percent owned and controlled by another for-profit business concern that is at least 51 percent owned and controlled by one or more individuals who are citizens of, or permanent resident aliens in, the United States, except in the case of a joint venture, where each entity to the venture must be 51 percent owned and controlled by one or more individuals who are citizens of, or permanent resident aliens in, the United States; and; Has, including its affiliates, not more than 500 employees.

SBCs must also meet the other regulatory requirements found in 13 C.F.R.

Part 121.

Business concerns, other than investment companies licensed, or state development companies qualifying under the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, 15 U.S.C.

661, et seq., are affiliates of one another when either directly or indirectly, (a) one concern controls or has the power to control the other; or (b) a third-party/parties controls or has the power to control both.

Business concerns include, but are not limited to, any individual (sole proprietorship) partnership, corporation, joint venture, association, or cooperative.

The SF424 (R and R) SBIR/STTR Application Guide should be referenced for detailed eligibility information.

Full Opportunity Web Address:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-279.html

Contact:
NIH OER WebmasterFBOWebmaster@OD.NIH.GOV

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If you have any problems linking to this funding announcement, please contact the NIH OER Webmaster

Agency Email:
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Date Posted:
2010-09-14

Application Due Date:
2010-12-20

Archive Date:
2011-01-20


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