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Robotic Research LLC (AKA: Robotic Research OpCo, LLC)
Profile last edited on: 9/23/2022      CAGE: 3BZU0      UEI: VNUQN3KJKPV4

Business Identifier: Autonomy and robotic technology to improve safety, security, and effectiveness of transportation.
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Location Information

22601 Gateway Center Drive
Clarksburg, MD 20871
   (240) 631-0008
Location: Single
Congr. District: 06
County: Montgomery

Public Profile

Robotic Research, LLC, is a engineering firm originally founded by two persons previously working together in the Intelligent Systems Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST in Gaithersburg, MD) pursuing their shared interest in unmanned vehicles. With substantial financial backing, the technical staff of Robitics Research - now over 100 persons - have assumed key roles in major Department of Defense unmanned ground system programs. In conjunction with General Dynamics Robotic Systems, the firm has developed the autonomous mobility software for most autonomous ground robotic systems currently in use by the US Army. Over the now almost two decade period of development across all DOD components and DHS, Robotics Research has become a leading provider of autonomy and robotic technology to advance the safety, security, and effectiveness of transportation and mission critical operations. Highly customizable, Robotic Research’s self-driving technology can be applied to a variety of platforms- from tugs, UAVs, and shuttles, to heavy-duty transit buses and full-size logistics trucks.

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Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount
2022 2 Army $711,424
Project Title: NAP
2021 2 DTRA $1,116,685
Project Title: Autonomous navigation through small, confined spaces
2021 1 DLA $99,961
Project Title: SHARK
2020 1 Navy $139,960
Project Title: APES (Advanced Paramotor Expeditionary System)
2020 1 Army $111,499
Project Title: LRS (Lidar Ruggedization Solution)

Key People / Management

  Alberto D Lacaze -- co-Founder, President , Senior Engineer

  Paula Brooks -- Director of Business

  James J Frelk -- Senior Vice President

  Karl Kluge

  George McWilliams -- Director of Advanced Programs

  Eddie Mottern -- Executive Vice President

  Karl N Murphy -- Co-Founder, Vice President and Senior Engineer

  Charles Shoemaker