The Client has been involved in the development of driving unit (i.e. a unit containing actuator, controller, sensor, other mechanical components etc.) for next-generation robots or other applications. The mechanism to avoid impact or alleviate unavoidable contact is important for the long-life, safety of the robot, and robot-human collaboration. Next generation robots are required to have ability to ensure both of high operation speed and safety, and cope with various and complicated tasks. To meet this requirement, control and mechanism that allows contact with other objects and human.
In this context, the Client desires to complete the development of a competitive product by collaborating with a partner company with excellent technology related to this mechanism.
Therefore, the Client decided to recruit proposals to accelerate the research and development.
Proposal shall have clear points and should not include confidential information. Supplemental files may be submitted in addition to the proposal.
The client will evaluate all responses with the following criteria.
- Overall scientific and technical merit
- Approach to proof of concept or performance
- Economic potential of concept
- Realism of the proposed plan (action items, timeline, roles, deliverables, cost estimation)
- Potential for proprietary position
- Respondents’ capability and related experiences
Anticipated Project Process
After the submission due date, the client will review all submitted proposals. NineSigma will send the review results to each proposer 6-8 weeks after the due date. The client possibly asks clarifying questions before selecting the most suitable candidates for collaboration. The client will select best candidates through evaluations. During the selection process, the client may execute NDA with selected respondents, seek further information disclosure, and discuss specific development targets or potential opportunities.
The client will execute necessary agreements with the selected respondents and move to the advanced development phase. Specifics of any collaboration will be determined through consultation with the concerned parties.