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Research Grants 


Current Grants

  1. National Institutes of Health: "NRI: A Wearable Robotic Object Manipulation Aid for the Visually Impaired," lead PI, $820,263 (R01EY026275).

  2. National Institutes of Health: "NRI: Collaborative Research: Quadrupedal Human-Assistive Robotic Platform (Q-HARP)," PI, $1,044,549 (R01NR016151).

  3. National Institutes of Health: "NRI: Small: A Co-Robotic Navigation Aid for the Visually Impaired," single PI, $365,570 (R01EB018117).

  4. NASA: "New Computer Vision Methods for NASA Robotic Planetary Exploration," PI, $750,000 (NNX13AD32A).

  5. Arkansas Research Alliance: "3D Computer Vision Methods for Co-robots with Application to Healthcare", PI $75,000.

Prior Grants

  1. National Science Foundation: "RI: Small: Towards Portable Navigational Devices for the Visually Impaired," single PI, $320,389 (IIS-1017672, 8/1/2010-7/31/2015).

  2. NASA: "Mobile Surveying for Atmospheric and Near-Surface Biosignature Gases," Co-PI, $750,000 (8/1/2009-7/31/2013).

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

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

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

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

  7. NASA EPSCoR RID Supplement: "Development of Methods to Enable Shared Control of Mobile Robot Navigation on Soft Soil," PI, $8,000.

  8. Arkansas Space Grant Consortium: "Development of Algorithms for Cooperating Multi-robotic Systems", PI, $53,000 (2007-2009).

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

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

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

  12. 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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