S4 Goes the Extra Mile for Service Robotics

We reported in a previous article that we were selected as a supporting member of the Service Robotics & Technologies team for the Navy SBIR project.

The S4 Group’s role in the project was defined as supporting the Service Robotics & Technologies (SRT) team with gateway integration onto their local server stack and ensure that SRT can control whatever BACnet device is on the other side of it.

The original proposal was for Service Robotics to perform the project demonstrations at a Navy facility with an S4 Open: BACnet-N2 Router as a part of that test / demonstration configuration. However, the Covid-19 pandemic made that impossible. SRT could no longer get access to the Navy facility.

Greg Scott explains “We are at the halfway point of our four month Department of Navy Facility Health Monitoring and Prioritization contract. Due to COVID-19 and the short turn-around on the project, we are unable to physically deploy any systems as initially proposed. Instead, we have worked closely with our DoN TPOC and team of Navy facility managers to provide simulated deployments at 5 locations: a dry dock, vehicle depot, warehouse, hospital, and office space. These simulations will include a combination of simulated data and real data from other physical deployments and testbeds in order to provide the business intelligence and analytics that the DoN wants to evaluate our software.”

Greg continues "It was clear when I met Steve and the S4 Group last year at the NFMT Expo, that there would be an opportunity to align our technologies to solve a problem. I'm excited that we're able to start that partnership on this Navy project and look forward to seeing where we can take it from here!"

The S4 Group went the extra mile to help the project continue by setting up an S4 Open: BACnet-N2 router and a supporting Windows 10 PC on an isolated subnet in our test lab where the SRT Team could continue their gateway integration and testing activities into the BACnet ecosystem.

For more information about Service Robotics & Technologies please contact:
Gregory P. Scott, Ph.D.
President & CEO
Service Robotics & Technologies, Inc.
Twitter: @SRTLabs