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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 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.

Who Is Eligible to Apply

  • Small Business
  • More Information on Eligibility

    Only United States small business concerns (SBCs) are eligible to submit applications for this opportunity. Please see full RFA for details.

    Request for Application (RFA) | Apply: Electronic

    Solicitation Date (Opening) September 14, 2010
    Letter of Intent Due Date November 20, 2010
    Due Date (Closing)
    December 20, 2010
    Anticipated Award Date
    May 1, 2011
    Estimated Total Program Funding $21,881,251.00
    Range of Awards $0.00 to $100,000.00
    Cost Sharing Requirements None
    For More Information Contact Daniel Schmoldt
    CFDA Number 10.212 (USDA)
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