Our Projects

TRACLabs has over twenty years of experience in the field of robotics and automation, and consistently works with the preeminent minds in the field. Our research and technology serves many industries, and the pioneering work of our Thought Leaders is currently in use from the deepest of oceans to the International Space Station.

The VIPER project is a NASA flight mission that combines efforts in electronic procedures, Human-Machine Interfaces, and Rover software: both on the robot and on the ground.

A ROS-based open-source tool suite for creating task-based robot control interfaces for manipulation and navigation. CRAFTSMAN allows non-robotics-experts to design and use cutting-edge user interfaces and control software for robotics systems.

TRACLabs has developed the PRIDE electronic procedure system as a means to create collaborative and interactive routine operating procedures.

TRACLabs developed control software and human-robot interfaces for the Boston Dynamics ATLAS humanoid robot as part of the DARPA Robot Challenge.

TRACLabs is working with the US Air Force to provide on-board autonomous planning and execution for satellite autonomy.

TRACLabs has used PRIDE electronic procedure software to automate NASA habitats and studied the effects of procedure automation on human performance.

Alternate realities – augmented, virtual, hybrid – are changing the way people interact with the world. TRACLabs has embarked on a number of efforts to bring these alternative realities to play in automation projects for NASA.

TRACLabs developed a seven-degree-of-freedom reconfigurable modular manipulator (RMM) for NASA to use on planetary analog rovers.

BioSim is a research project being developed at TRACLabs with NASA Johnson Space Center.

Combined RGB/thermal stereo for all illumination scenarios.

Automated activity recognition system using monocular vision and electronic procedures.

TRACLabs has developed software for Anytime Summarization for Assessing Performance (ASAP) to orient personnel quickly about the performance of remotely operated planetary robots.

TRACLabs is evaluating the performance of sleep-deprived operators supervising a remotely operating robot, and developing technology countermeasures for adverse performance effects.

TRACLabs is developing an Autonomy Management Platform (AMP) that consists of reusable, ontology-driven decision support and human interface tools that can assist an operator in controlling and directing several unmanned vehicles at the same time.

TRACLabs is developing the PRONTOE (PRide ONTOlogy Editor) software to build and maintain OWL ontologies that model equipment and tools onboard NASA's International Space Station.

TRACLabs implemented a simple, fast, multi-threaded Rule-Based System in C++11. The Rules Engine is designed to work as a standalone forward-chaining Artificial Intelligence system, work with TRACLabs' PRIDE systems, and interact with various external clients using standard middleware -- including OPC-UA, ROS, CORBA, and HTTPS.

TRACLabs is a contributing member of ROS-Industrial Consortium - Americas.

TRACLabs' affordance template software provides a general purpose task representation and execution framework that can easily be applied to different robots and different environmental contexts.

Improved Inverse Kinematics for Generic Manipulation Chains

TRACLabs' Procedure Handling Architecture for Robots And/Or Humans (PHARAOH) integrates the PRIDE electronic procedure software with the Affordance Template framework for robot control.