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Research Grants 


  1. National Institutes of Health: "NRI: Small: A Co-Robotic Navigation Aid for the Visually Impaired," single PI, $370,798 (9/1/2013-8/31/2016).

  2. NASA: "New Computer Vision Methods for NASA Robotic Planetary Exploration," PI, (with Co-PIs: M. Huang and Y. Sun), $750,000 (1/1/2013-12/31/2015).

  3. National Science Foundation: "RI: Small: Towards Portable Navigational Devices for the Visually Impaired," single PI, $320,389 (8/1/2010-7/31/2015).

  4. NASA: "Mobile Surveying for Atmospheric and Near-Surface Biosignature Gases," Co-PI, with G. T. Anderson (PI), E. Wilson and C. Wu (Co-PIs), $750,000 (8/1/2009-7/31/2013).

  5. National Science Foundation: "Collaborative Research: Cyberinfrastructure for Transformational Scientific Discovery in Arkansas and West Virginia (CI TRAIN)," Senior Personnel, with A. Apon (PI), et al., $3,370,951 (0918970, 9/1/2009-8/31/2012).

  6. NASA EPSCoR RID Award: "Development of Algorithms to Mitigate the Effects of Lunar Dust on Robotic Exploration," PI, with G. Ferrer (Co-PI), $50,000 (2007-2009).

  7. Office of Naval Research Summer Faculty Research Fellowship, $17,386 (2009). 

  8. Arkansas Space Grant Consortium: "VR-Odometry: A New Mobile Robot Localization Method for Space Exploration," PI, $12,000 (2010).

  9. NASA EPSCoR RID Supplement: "Development of Methods to Enable Shared Control of Mobile Robot Navigation on Soft Soil," PI, with Y. Sun (Co-PI), $8,000.

  10. Arkansas Space Grant Consortium: "Development of Algorithms for Cooperating Multi-robotic Systems", PI, with S. Ramaswamy, S. Geoghegan and G. Ferrer (Co-PIs), $53,000 (2007-2009).

  11. NASA EPSCoR Planning and Preparatory Award: "Development of a 6-Degree-of-Freedom Pose Estimation System for Robotic Exploration", PI, $5000.

  12. UALR Office of Research and Graduate Study Seed Grant: "Attitude Estimation and Range Data Registration for A Robotic Assistive Device," PI, $6500.

  13. Northwestern Invention Center: "Robot Exhibit Initiative," PI, $1000 (2008-2009).

  14. American Society for Engineering Education and NISH: "Development of a Handheld Navigational Aid for the Visually Impaired," PI, $250 (2007-2008).


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