Pursuing Funding for a PR2?
Sole Source Justification
This document compares the cost of PR2 to the cost of subcomponents, software developer tools and ROS libraries required to build a similar robot. The document discusses the value that a fully integrated, well tested platform provides for research productivity. It also covers the opportunities for open source code sharing and scientific peer review that come from being a part of the PR2 community.
Other Proposal MaterialsDiagrams, photos, illustrations and other materials helpful for raising funds to purchase a PR2 are available upon request.
Moving to a new institution? A number of professors have negotiated PR2s into their start up packages.
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We can connect you with other interested parties, funding agencies and quite often other people at your institution that are interested in a PR2 but only have a portion of the necessary funding available on hand.
PR2 Open Source Discount Award
Possible PR2 Funding Sources (U.S.)
NSF: Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)
Annual competition. FY2011 posting expected end-Oct 2010 with 1/27/11 submission deadline
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
Robotics Technology Development and Deployment [RTD2] (R43)
Letter of Intent due 11/20/10 with 12/20/10 submission deadline
NSF: Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI)
Dates vary by program
Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP)
Annual competition. FY2012 posting expected 7/11 with mid-Sept 2011 submission deadline.
DOD Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI)
Annual competition: FY2012 posting expected 8/11 with end-Sept 2011 white paper deadline.