National Robotics Initiative: 2.0: Ubiquitous Collaborative Robots (NRI-2.0)

Program: 
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)

The goal of the National Robotics Initiative is to accelerate the development and use of robots in the United States that work beside or cooperatively with people. Innovative robotics research and applications emphasizing the realization of such co-robots working in symbiotic relationships with human partnersĀ is supported by multiple agencies of the federal government including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). The purpose of this program is to support the development of this next generation of robotics, to advance the capability and usability of such systems and artifacts, and to encourage existing and new communities to focus on innovative application areas.

Eligibility Details

Who Is Eligible to Apply: 
Other or Additional Information (See below)
More Information on Eligibility: 
See Section IV of the announcement for additional eligibility information.

Important Dates

Posted Date: 
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Closing Date: 
Thursday, February 2, 2017

Additional Information

Contact for Electronic Access Problems: 
electronic@nifa.usda.gov
Funding Opportunity Number: 
17-518
CFDA number: 
10.310
Estimated Total Program Funding: 
$45,000,000
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: 
Matching is not required
Range of Awards: 
$350,000 - $1,500,000