Support Equipment Evolutionary Design System
In the summer and fall of 2001, Dynamic Concepts, Inc. supported Marshall Space Flight Center in the development of the Support Equipment Evolutionary Design System (SEEDS) project. In this project, Dynamic Concepts, Inc. programmed small, commercially available mobile robots to use their optical sensors to recognize patterns on a vertical surface. PocketBot robots, shown below on the right, were used.
A Neural Network was implemented to perform the pattern recoginition. A Windows application was developed to visualize the robot experiments. An animation of the combined robot navigating the evaluation course, the data sensed by the robot, and the neural network evaluation tool is shown at our animations page.