National Robotics Initiative

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<p class="MsoNoSpacing">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 partnersis supported by multiple agencies of the federal government including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 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. It will address the entire lifecycle from fundamental research and development to manufacturing and deployment. Questions concerning a particular project's focus, direction and relevance to a participating funding organization should be addressed to that agency&rsquo;s point of contact listed in section VIII of this solicitation.

<p class="MsoNoSpacing">Methods for the establishment and infusion of robotics in educational curricula and research to gain a better understanding of the long-term social, behavioral and economic implications of co-robots across all areas of human activity are important parts of this initiative. Collaboration between academic, industry, non-profit and other organizations is strongly encouraged to establish better linkages between fundamental science and technology development, deployment and use.

<p class="MsoNoSpacing">Only one class of proposals will be considered in response to this solicitation; there will not be separate competitions for small, medium, and large proposals. Please refer to section III of this solicitation for budget size information.

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Federal Grant Title: National Robotics Initiative
Federal Agency Name: National Science Foundation
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 16-517
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.310, 12.800, 43.001, 43.008, 47.041, 47.070, 47.075, 47.076, 81.049, 81.104, 93.173, 93.286, 93.361, 93.853, 93.865, 93.866, 93.867
CFDA Descriptions: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI); Air Force Defense Research Sciences Program; Science; Education; Engineering Grants; Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences; Education and Human Resources; Office of Science Financial Assistance Program; Environmental Remediation and Waste Processing and Disposal; Research Related to Deafness and Communication Disorders; Discovery and Applied Research for Technological Innovations to Improve Human Health; Nursing Research; Extramural Research Programs in the Neurosciences and Neurological Disorders; Child Health and Human Development Extramural Research; Aging Research; Vision Research
Current Application Deadline: Mar 7, 2016
Original Application Deadline: Mar 7, 2016
Posted Date: Dec 10, 2015
Creation Date: Dec 10, 2015
Archive Date: Feb 13, 2021
Total Program Funding: $50,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $3,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 70
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
*Who May Serve as PI:

There are no restrictions or limits.
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