Research Archive

Automation & Robotics

Applications in robotics could include collaborative robots that not only assist with activities of daily life such as walking, butAutomation & Robotics also work with individual travelers and human transportation services to provide related services at different points of travel, thereby improving personal mobility across the entire transportation network – at terminals, home, work, school and other destinations.

Technologies being considered include fully automated vehicles for those unable or unwilling to drive, solving first mile/last mile issues, providing connections to existing public transportation or other transportation hubs, and addressing “door to door” travel needs.

A key ATTRI partner, the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research under the Administration for Community Living within the Department of Health and Human Services, will make a separate announcement for applications in the robotics and automation technology area.