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Funding for Adding Advanced Communications Technologies

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Squishy Robotics a Technology Enhancement for Commercial Partnerships (TECP) supplement to our Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant, which was awarded in 2019. 
TECP supplements are intended to promote partnerships with corporate or business collaborators that can help SBIR recipients successfully commercialize their technologies. The TECP funding will help Squishy Robotics continue our work with two business partners, Blueforce Development Corporation and Silvus Technologies, Inc.

“We are pleased that the NSF has recognized the R&D achievements—especially advancements made to our Mobile Robot—that Squishy Robotics has accomplished due to the Foundation’s funding support,” said Dr. Alice Agogino, company CEO. “This recently awarded TECP will enable us to complete, refine, and bring to market the projects and commercial solutions that we and Blueforce and Silvus have been working to achieve.”

The TECP funding will support Squishy Robotics’ ongoing integration and shared communications standard work with the BlueforceCOMMAND platform, furthering the incorporation of several communications topologies including Long Range Radio (LoRA) and IRIDIUM technologies.

Silvus develops advanced mobile ad-hoc networking (MANET) radios including an advanced Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) waveform radio that is used by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). 
Squishy Robotics has designed the CommsPLUS customized payload for carrying and deploying these Silvus StreamCaster radios and the TECP funding will help support additional electrical and software integration that will improve the communications interface for this type of specialized payload option.
Two HazMat sensor robots were on display at FDIC in Indianapolis, IN. 
(Photo courtesy of Blueforce Development Corporation.)

Robots Make Multistate Tour

A few of Squishy Robotics sensor robots have been on tour with members from Blueforce Development Corporation and Make Safe Tech, Inc. as they traveled together for several demonstration events and expos in three different states this summer. After a year plus of COVID-related travel and in-person event restrictions, it seemed like everyone (robots included) were happy to be on the road again.

First up was a “starring role” in the “Autonomous Sensing” interactive scenarios for Blueforce’s “Florida three-city field day” tour in June. The roadshow consisted of half-day field events with hands-on demonstrations for attendees. Jacksonville, Pasco County, and Winter Park were the three roadshow locations; most attendees were law enforcement, emergency management, social services, and military/national security personnel.

The Autonomous Sensing scenario showed how Squishy Robotics’ drone-deployable sensor robots could be air-deployed, dropped into a hazardous situation, and provide situational awareness for extended periods of time. Attendees could view how data and video from the sensor robots were integrated into the Blueforce software platform, BlueforceCOMMAND, demonstrating how a command center can view data from disparate sources on a “single pane of glass” for data-driven decisions during emergency events, CBRNe responses, or public safety/national security operations.

Heading north in late July to Charlotte, North Carolina, Blueforce and Safe Tech, Inc. joined forces to talk with attendees at the International Fire Chiefs Association Fire Rescue International (FRI) Conference and Expo. In early August, the Blueforce/Safe Tech roadies moved on to Indianapolis, IN, the site of FDIC 2021, where fire and rescue professionals from around the world attended this six-day tradeshow with workshops and hands-on instructions.

“Having Squishy Robotics with us at FRI and FDIC helped set the tone for each event,” said Colby Humphrey, Safe Tech’s chief intelligence office. “We had countless interactions with first responders from all over the country who wanted to know what all the technology could do. You could see the lightbulbs in their heads as we explained the potential of this innovation to change how they operate, particularly for HazMat scenarios.”

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