Geisel Software https://geisel.software/index.php/ en SWARMING SPACE ROBOTICS https://geisel.software/index.php/node/283 <span>SWARMING SPACE ROBOTICS</span> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-04/robots-overview-logo_1.png" width="663" height="61" alt="SWARMING SPACE ROBOTICS" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/102429" lang="" about="/user/102429" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">shikha</a></span> <span>Wed, 04/21/2021 - 09:07</span> <div class="field field--name-field-subtitle field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field--item">TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION</div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><div class="main-content-header-wrapper"> <h4>INNOVATING SPACE EXPLORATION</h4> <p>Robots will blaze new trails on distant and hostile worlds to better our understanding of the universe and to extend the reach of the human race. Geisel Software (GSI) is currently working on several swarming robotics initiatives for NASA designed to help create robots that can be leveraged as precursor explorers preceding crewed missions, as crew helpers, as extravehicular activity (EVA) mobility aids, and as caretakers of assets left behind.</p> <div class="row "> <div class="col-md-6 border-right"> <h5>Robotic Simulation for Sourcing and Mapping</h5> <p>GSI is building a realistic, high-quality robotic simulator platform with embedded atmospheric conditions that will allow us to develop and test collaborative mobility and manipulation in a heterogeneous robotic environment. This includes the ability for robots to handle problem-solving on their own, as well as both high-level and direct control from humans when desired.</p> <text>The software platform will:</text><ul><li>Simulate UAVs navigating under different atmospheric conditions with radiation, particulate matter or dust, and other compounds.</li> <li>Simulate motion planning of UAV and UGV, optionally with satellites, for enhanced measurement capabilities including source search and mapping tasks and enabling many other future tasks as well.</li> <li>Embody scientific and engineering challenges related to both sensor development and its dynamic network design.</li> <li>Provide the ability to facilitate multi-agent coordination across entire planetary bodies, with less than ideal networking conditions and with optional human interaction when desirable.</li> </ul><div class="robotic-smulation-view-block"><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="/themes/iotflat/img/robotic-smulation.png" /><span>V-Rep Based Control Simulation for a fully-actuated Hexrotor</span></div> </div> <div class="col-md-6"> <h5>Communicationless Coordination for Intent Perception</h5> <p>GSI is also developing and exploring technologies that enable cooperative operation of low-cardinality swarms of space vehicles in an unknown dynamic environment. We are developing algorithms for communicationless coordination that will observe and estimate the actions and intentions of other agents in a multiagent system in lunar and planetary exploration missions.</p> <div class="robotic-smulation-view-block"><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="/themes/iotflat/img/intent-perception.png" /></div> <div class="content-listing"><text>The technical objectives of this project include:</text><ul><li>Developing set-based and probabilistic behavior and intent estimation/prediction algorithms to infer the set of possible models/behaviors/intents that are compatible with noisy observations and their associated likelihoods.</li> <li>Designing (optimal) intent-expressive/legible motion planning algorithms to render the intent estimation algorithms more effective in cooperative settings with the goal of increasing overall social/team performance.</li> <li>Building a realistic simulation platform to mimic rover driving on moon and planetary terrains with uncertain terrain parameters.</li> <li>Integrating and testing the intent estimation and intentexpressive motion planning algorithms within the simulation platform.</li> </ul></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-description field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><div class="technology-concepts"> <h5>Technologies/Concepts We&#039;re Exploring</h5> <ul> <li>Simulation with embedded atmospheric conditions</li> <li> Gazebo</li> <li>ROS</li> <li>Monte Carlo N-Particle Transport (MCNP)n</li> <li>Radiation 2D contour mapping and source localization</li> <li>3D robot swarm algorithm for search and mapping</li> <li>Multigroup swarm implementation</li> <li>Computer vision</li> <li>Machine learning</li> <li>Swarm Intent estimation/perception algorithms</li> <li>Intent expressive/motion-planning algorithms</li> <li>Bayesian learning and target tracking</li> <li>Set-based estimation/model (in)validation algorithms</li> <li>Active model discrimination (open-loop)</li> <li>Active feedback model discrimination</li> <li>Realistic simulation environment</li> <li>Algorithm/simluation integration</li> <li>Human/robot interaction</li> </ul> </div> <div class="bottom-text"> <p>For more examples of Geisel Software&#039;s capabilties, please visit</p> </div></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-basic-landing-banner field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2021-04/robotsoverview-bg_0.png" width="1259" height="260" alt="SWARMING SPACE ROBOTICS" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-text-link field--type-link field--label-hidden field--item"><a href="https://geisel.software/portfolio">geisel.software/portfolio</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-pd field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">pdf file</div> <div class="field--item"><a href="https://geisel.software/sites/default/files/2021-04/SwarmingRobotsoverview3.21.pdf" class="file-download file-download-application file-download-pdf" target="_blank" download>Download</a></div> </div> Wed, 21 Apr 2021 08:07:50 +0000 shikha 283 at https://geisel.software Geisel Software And ASU Awarded NASA STTR Contract For Communicationless Coordination Of Robotic Swarms https://geisel.software/index.php/content/geisel-software-and-asu-awarded-nasa-sttr-contract-communicationless-coordination-robotic <span>Geisel Software And ASU Awarded NASA STTR Contract For Communicationless Coordination Of Robotic Swarms</span> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/index.php/user/102077" lang="" about="/index.php/user/102077" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">kwattu</a></span> <span>Fri, 04/09/2021 - 14:04</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p align="center"><span><span><span><b><span><span><span>GEISEL SOFTWARE AND ASU AWARDED NASA STTR CONTRACT FOR COMMUNICATIONLESS COORDINATION OF ROBOTIC SWARMS</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center"><span><span><span><i><span>Behavior and intent estimation and intent-expressive motion planning technologies will enable cooperative operation of multiagent systems.</span></i></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Geisel Software, a Massachusetts-based custom software development firm, and Arizona State University (ASU) are pleased to announce they have been awarded a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).  Phase I will focus on identifying and developing intent estimation and intent-expressive motion planning technologies that enable cooperative operation of low-cardinality swarms of space vehicles (e.g., planetary rovers and flyers) in lunar and planetary exploration missions.</p> <p>“Geisel Software is excited to be working with ASU on this ground-breaking swarming research for NASA,” commented Brian Geisel, Chief Executive Officer at Geisel Software.  “This is Geisel Software’s second NASA award in the area of swarming robotics and this new research will help take us a step closer to providing swarming solutions that increase the efficiency of space exploration while decreasing the risk to human explorers.”</p> <p>“My students and I are also very excited to work with Geisel Software to develop the communicationless coordination technologies for NASA and hopefully, to see this technology being deployed in future lunar or planetary missions,” said Sze Zheng Yong, Ph.D. and assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering in ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, who will serve as principal investigator.</p> <p>Yong and his team will work in tandem with Geisel Software engineers to develop technologies that will enable communicationless coordination by observing and estimating the actions and intentions of agents in a multiagent system. The research is pivotal in facilitating the deployment of small, low-cost spacecraft that could transport key sensors and instruments to high-risk environments.  Behavior and intent estimation capabilities will also remove limitations imposed by high communication latencies, minimizing a swarm’s dependence on ground control and allowing for primarily autonomous operation.</p> <p> </p> </div> <section> </section> Fri, 09 Apr 2021 13:04:37 +0000 kwattu 281 at https://geisel.software Embedded Vision: Looking Forward https://geisel.software/index.php/blog/embedded-vision-looking-forward <span>Embedded Vision: Looking Forward</span> <div class="field field--name-field-header-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/default_images/blog-post1.jpg" width="800" height="566" alt="Default Blog Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/index.php/user/102077" lang="" about="/index.php/user/102077" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">kwattu</a></span> <span>Wed, 03/17/2021 - 15:50</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--item">127</div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Embedded vision technology is growing rapidly and finding its way into applications across the tech spectrum. These embedded systems are comprised of two main elements: a compact camera connected to a compact processing board. The minimalist size of these systems allows them to be integrated into larger pieces of tech. Additionally, embedded vision systems yield the benefits of being lightweight, energy-efficient, and low cost compared to traditional PC-based vision systems. The practicality and cost-efficiency of embedded systems have made them a fast-growing tech segment with new applications popping up every day.</p> <p>In this short video, our CEO, Brian Geisel, discusses the major applications of embedded vision systems and where the tech is headed.</p> </div> <div id="field-language-display"><div class="form-item js-form-item form-type-item js-form-type-item form-item- js-form-item- form-group"> <label class="control-label">Language</label> English </div> </div> Wed, 17 Mar 2021 15:50:47 +0000 kwattu 279 at https://geisel.software Let Us Host a Custom Virtual Lunch & Learn for your team! https://geisel.software/index.php/node/275 <span>Let Us Host a Custom Virtual Lunch &amp; Learn for your team!</span> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/102429" lang="" about="/user/102429" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">shikha</a></span> <span>Thu, 12/10/2020 - 09:57</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span>Schedule a custom educational session with our subject experts</span> Geisel Software Lunch &amp; Learns are designed to engage and educate while fostering connections among your team. Up to 10 participants from your team will receive a $25 GrubHub code to enjoy a complimentary lunch while our subjects expert leads an interactive discussion on the tech topic of your choice.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2020-12/Mask%20Group.png" width="640" height="542" alt="Lunch and Learn" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-call-to-action field--type-link field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><span>A Foundational Overview of Al &amp; Machine Learning </span></div> <div class="field--item"><span>Life After Deployment Keeping Connected Devices Updated Securely!</span></div> <div class="field--item"><span>Technology Primers including: - AngularJS, SQL, React JS, Natural Language Proc…</span></div> <div class="field--item"><span>Rapid Deployment Without - Catastrophe: Balancing Time to Market and Security</span></div> <div class="field--item"><span>We are happy to develop a custom Lunch and Learn on a topic of your choice!</span></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cta-heading field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">CTA Heading</div> <div class="field--item">Possible Topic Include...</div> </div> Thu, 10 Dec 2020 09:57:53 +0000 shikha 275 at https://geisel.software Learn How Building a Culture of Security Can Safeguard Your Organization https://geisel.software/index.php/learn-how-building-a-culture-of-security-can-safeguard-your-organization <span>Learn How Building a Culture of Security Can Safeguard Your Organization</span> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/102429" lang="" about="/user/102429" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">shikha</a></span> <span>Thu, 10/22/2020 - 08:35</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p class="book-intro">Download Geisel Software’s “Building a Culture of Security”</p> <p>There is a hacker attack every 39 seconds* and security has taken center stage in the news with daily reports of password hijacks, ransomware attacks and hacked devices. And businesses are scrambling to implement security practices to keep themselves safe but may actually cripple their productivity.</p> <p>Learn how to build a culture of security that addresses your company’s specific security needs while maximizing productivity. This security brief will show you how to build a security culture where your employees are invested in keeping your company safe by guiding you through:</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2020-10/building_culture_of_security.png" width="608" height="912" alt="Building Security Culture" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-call-to-action field--type-link field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="">Defining your security needs</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="">Layering security</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="">Creating smart security policies</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="">Putting your employees to the test</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-source field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Source</div> <div class="field--item">Security magazine</div> </div> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:35:59 +0000 shikha 269 at https://geisel.software Geisel Software Awarded GSA Multiple Award Schedule https://geisel.software/index.php/content/geisel-software-awarded-gsa-multiple-award-schedule <span>Geisel Software Awarded GSA Multiple Award Schedule</span> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/index.php/user/102077" lang="" about="/index.php/user/102077" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">kwattu</a></span> <span>Wed, 09/30/2020 - 16:17</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><strong>Geisel Software Awarded GSA Multiple Award Schedule</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>The General Services Administration (GSA), the centralized procurement arm of the federal government, has awarded Geisel Software, Inc. a Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract #47QTCA20D00F9.<br />  </p> <p>MAS awards are open-ended, five-year agreements that list negotiated pricing and allow government buyers to avoid the arduous RFP process by enabling them to make purchases quickly and efficiently through a pre-approved, vetted list of suppliers.<br />  </p> <p>Companies who are awarded a GSA schedule have successfully completed a complex screening process that evaluates professional capabilities, organizational structure, performance, and more.<br />  </p> <p>“Geisel Software has a long history of working with government agencies including the Department of Veteran's Affairs, the U.S. Army, NASA and more,” comment Brian Geisel, CEO at Geisel Software. “Being recognized by GSA as an approved contractor with a MAS contract will allow us to continue to build on our commitment to the government sector at the local, state and federal level by allowing us to continue to deliver innovative solutions but without the typical lengthy procurement process.”</p> <p> </p> </div> <section> </section> Wed, 30 Sep 2020 15:17:51 +0000 kwattu 268 at https://geisel.software Back to The Office With Big News! https://geisel.software/index.php/blog/back-office-big-news <span>Back to The Office With Big News!</span> <div class="field field--name-field-header-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/default_images/blog-post1.jpg" width="800" height="566" alt="Default Blog Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/index.php/users/geisel" lang="" about="/index.php/users/geisel" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">geisel</a></span> <span>Tue, 09/15/2020 - 06:21</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--item">20</div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>As companies are returning to the "New Normal", we've reopened our offices following recommended guidelines. We're so excited to be back and we even have some big news! Watch this message from our CEO to hear how our company is growing, news about swarming space robots, and even learn about some exciting new job opportunities.</p> </div> <div id="field-language-display"><div class="form-item js-form-item form-type-item js-form-type-item form-item- js-form-item- form-group"> <label class="control-label">Language</label> English </div> </div> Tue, 15 Sep 2020 05:21:01 +0000 geisel 266 at https://geisel.software NASA Awards STTR Contract To Geisel Software And UNLV For Robot Simulation Platform For Source Search & Mapping https://geisel.software/index.php/content/nasa-awards-sttr-contract-geisel-software-and-unlv-robot-simulation-platform-source-search <span>NASA Awards STTR Contract To Geisel Software And UNLV For Robot Simulation Platform For Source Search &amp; Mapping</span> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/index.php/user/102077" lang="" about="/index.php/user/102077" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">kwattu</a></span> <span>Wed, 08/05/2020 - 14:21</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Geisel Software, a Massachusetts-based custom software development firm, and University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) are pleased to announce they have been awarded a Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). The award will support the development of a solution that will allow for collaborative mobility and manipulation in a heterogeneous robotic environment.</p> <p> </p> <p>The research is critically important to solving problems such as mapping, localization, atmospheric transmission spectroscopy, electromagnetic radiation detection of all kinds, seismic and other planetary sensing, and more. Woosoon Yim, Ph.D. and professor of mechanical engineering in UNLV’s Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering, will serve as principal investigator and his team at UNLV will work in tandem with Geisel Software’s engineers to address the complex issues inherent in swarming applications.</p> <p> </p> <p>“Geisel Software is honored to be selected for this Phase I STTR in cooperation with UNLV,” commented Brian Geisel, Chief Executive Officer at Geisel Software.  “We’re excited to be working with such a well-regarded university that's committed to serving minority and underrepresented students. This STTR will give students an opportunity to grow not only in the initial phase as students, but also through the eventual productization phase as engineers.”</p> <p> </p> <p>“Space is a challenging experimentation environment and developing a realistic simulation platform for studying coordination and control of swarms of the ground and aerial vehicles is integral to safe space exploration,” said Yim. “Geisel Software has technical expertise in solving complex software challenges and experience building custom solutions for government organizations. This partnership builds off our combined strengths to help NASA achieve their exploration goals.”  </p> <p> </p> <p>The STTR program is a highly competitive three-phase program that reserves a specific percentage of federal research and development funding to award to small businesses in partnership with nonprofit research institutions to move ideas from the laboratory to the marketplace, to foster high-tech economic development, and to address the technological needs of the federal government.</p> </div> <section> </section> Wed, 05 Aug 2020 13:21:51 +0000 kwattu 264 at https://geisel.software National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) https://geisel.software/index.php/clients/national-aeronautics-and-space-administration-nasa <span>National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)</span> <div class="field field--name-field-client-logo field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2020-07/NASA%20Partner%20logo%20client%20listing.png" width="200" height="158" alt="NASA Partner logo" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/index.php/user/102077" lang="" about="/index.php/user/102077" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">kwattu</a></span> <span>Wed, 07/29/2020 - 16:59</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p> </p> <p>National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), independent U.S. governmental agency established in 1958 for the research and development of vehicles and activities for the exploration of space within and outside Earth’s atmosphere.</p> <p> </p> <p>The organization is composed of four mission directorates: Aeronautics Research, for the development of advanced aviation technologies; Science, dealing with programs for understanding the origin, structure, and evolution of the universe, the solar system, and Earth; Space Technology, for the development of space science and exploration technologies; and Human Exploration and Operations, concerning the management of crewed space missions, including those to the International Space Station, as well as operations related to launch services, space transportation, and space communications for both crewed and robotic exploration programs. A number of additional research centers are affiliated, including the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland; the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California; the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas; and the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Headquarters of NASA are in Washington, D.C.</p> </div> <section> </section> Wed, 29 Jul 2020 15:59:16 +0000 kwattu 263 at https://geisel.software landing Page https://geisel.software/index.php/content/roboticslanding-page <span>landing Page</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><h1>Powerful, Innovative<br /> Custom Robotics<br /> Software Services</h1> <div class="description"> <h4>Download Geisel Software's "Robotics Snapshot" !</h4> <p>Robotics software has become incredibly sophisticated with artificial intelligence, neural networking, autonomous robot systems,robot swarms and more. Naturally, it means robotics developers are in high demand.</p> <p>But highly skilled robotics engineers are hard to find. In a recent study by Deloitte, it was estimated that the robotics/AI skills gap could grow to 2.4 million open jobs in 2028.</p> <p>We can help. Our team of software architects, engineers,<br /> UI /UX developers, QA professionals and program managers are well-versed in the latest technologies, including:</p> <ul><li>Embedded, mobile and web apps</li> <li>AI and machine learning</li> <li>Networking and connectivity</li> <li>Encryption and security</li> </ul><p>Download our Robotics Snapshot to learn about some cool projects we’ve done for FLIR Systems, iRobot and more!</p> </div> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/102429" lang="" about="/user/102429" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">shikha</a></span> <span>Mon, 06/15/2020 - 14:45</span> <div class="field field--name-field-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2020-06/Product%20Image.png" width="440" height="600" alt="Product Image" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> <a href="https://geisel.software/geisel-software-robot-capabilities-snapshot"> <img src="https://img.icons8.com/android/24/000000/download.png"/><span>Download our Robotics Snapshot Now !</span></a> </div> </div> Mon, 15 Jun 2020 13:45:21 +0000 shikha 257 at https://geisel.software