Philanthropic Research & Development

The following are some examples of our Research & Development of Beneficial & Responsible Humanitarian & Environmental devices throughout the years. To help fund our R & D we make simplistic versions of our Technologies to incorporate into world-class exhibits that we sell globally.

 

                     

 

                           

 

                         

      

Areas Of Current Research

 

Rehabilitation Robotics     Medical Electronics     Medical Basics     Dental     Waste Management    Alternative Energy

Energy Conservation     Human Augmentation     Guidance & Navigation Systems    Surveillance & Security Devices & Systems

Aerospace     Digital Electronics    Gyroscopic Stabilizers    General Robotics    Prototype Self-sustaining Environments    Telepresence

Telemanipulators    Water Purification    Robotic Manipulators    Agriculture    Scientific Alternative Healing    Innovative Economics

Housing Innovations    Human/Robotic Interactive Communication    Environmental Emergencies    Touch Sensitive Technology

Safety     Crowd-funding Experiments for our Humanitarian & Technological Projects

 

Our Research & Development Team consists of MRISAR's Founders John Siegel & Victoria Lee Croasdell Siegel and their two youngest daughters Autumn & Aurora Siegel, (who started helping with R & D when they were preschoolers). Together they have Designed & Fabricated the Earth’s Largest Selection of World Class Robotics Exhibits. Because 99.8% of R & D and the exhibit work that funds it, is done “In-House”, small monetary amounts produce immense results.

MRISAR is a Family Owned & Operated Business. It was created in 1993 by John Siegel and Victoria Croasdell-Siegel, to achieve philanthropic goals as the main priority. Our goals are to develop beneficial Humanitarian & Environmentally responsible low cost technologies and low maintenance or easy to implement methods and programs. Our product line is a result of the incorporation of some of their R & D technologies. Exhibit purchases help to Fund their Philanthropic Research & Development Projects & Programs. Our customers include world class science centers, museums, universities, NASA, the film industries for inclusion in media productions, royalty, foreign and domestic governments, etc. We specialize in Cybernetics, Bionics, Mechatronics, Autonomics, Animatronics & Teleoperated devices.

Our Humanitarian & Environmental Research & Development has been presented before and/or published and awarded by: the United Nations, NASA-Emhart, Stanford, Cambridge, ICORR, ROMAN, IEEE, Discover Awards, International Federation of Robotics (IFR), etc.  Our 1990's circa, original innovative R & D in "Facial Feature Controlled Technology" and "Artificial Sense of Touch Technology" (Adaptive Technology prototypes for the disabled), has helped pioneer those fields! We were the only company in the world to be awarded an entire chapter regarding our work in the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) “World Robotics; Service Robotics, 2011”.

 





Regardless of the area of R & D we undertake, we always incorporate humanitarian or environmental aspects!

We balance business with Philanthropic Ideals by Developing & Promoting “Responsible” Technologies!

Research Papers & Publications About Our R & D     Media/Professional Acknowledgement





 

 

 Rehabilitation Robotics;  

Robotic Assist Wheelchairs & Cybernetics; Award wining and published research and development that has been well documented and prototyped.

Quadriplegic Activity Center Prototype; Award wining and published research and development that has been well documented and prototyped.

Click here to view a few examples of simplistic versions of our Technologies that we have incorporated into world-class exhibits.

 

 


Medical Electronics;

Apnea & Emergency Monitors; We have designed and built a number of prototypes for low cost advanced vital signs monitors and applications. The devices have performed very well.

Prosthesis;  We are in the process of developing a series of designs for artificial limbs. Until the designs are completed please refer to our Public Use Robotics; robotic arms for mechanically styled examples of robot arms that roughly follow human design. Our prosthesis versions will strictly conform to human appearance and proportions.

Hearing Aide; A unique design for a hearing device that is able "in theory" to bypass a number of degenerative hearing conditions. The device has been block diagramed, some schematics made and one rough prototype built to test the basic theory.

Phased Retina Imaging Scanner; Design for a device that bypasses partial retina damage. The validity of the design has not yet been confirmed through testing and it is only very basically documented.

Touch Transducers;  (See robotic wheelchair design)  This device has been built and tested and documented with positive results.

 

 

Medical Basics;  

NASA/Emhart Invention Award Winning Bandage; A new type of bandage system that reduces the need for extensive stitching, eliminates damage to skin from adhesive during removal, improves sanitary conditions and under proper use speeds the healing process. This system was deemed to have substantial merits by a panel of industry experts and won a NASA/Emhart Create The Future Invention award.

 

 

Dental;  

Dental Tool System; A more reliable, less invasive and more economical method and tool system. The system has been well documented and we are seeking ways to create and test the prototypes.

 

 

Waste Management;

Ocean Waste Collection; A system to collect waste plastics and other materials from oceans. This project is in the early stages of design.

 

 

Alternative Energy;

Wind & Wave Generators; A series of designs that have yet to be tested. Each is aimed at obtaining more energy for less material equipment investment to make alternative energy more desirable as a solution.

Solar Powered Devices; Solar Powered Adaptations for AC power devices, Solar Water Purification, Solar Car, Solar Rechargeable Bicycle, Solar Lighting System, Solar Distribution System, Solar Lights. Our exhibits are already offered in versions with solar adaptations to power them.

Aquatic Propulsion Devices; A series of experiments in the creation of alternative propulsion methods that eliminate the need for propellers, conventional blades, turbines and other invasive, potentially damaging methods which can harm creatures who swim too close to a craft. 

 

 

Energy Conservation;

A New Type Of Electric Motor And Power Distribution System; The devices and systems we are creating under this category are being developed to reduce many of the common electrical waste energy factors that affect the world’s electrical infrastructure. The project is about 40% complete but enough has been developed and tested to confirm very positive results.

Low Power Phased Distribution For Electronic Systems; More a design ideal than a specific invention, this technique affords the design of devices which in effect systematically power down and power up upon current need. Often this is done in a cyclic manor.

 

 

Human Augmentation;  

Non-invasive devices to extend human capabilities. Some of these are based on robotics and include things such as extra arms that would operate with the same technologies as our wheelchairs. Unlike comic book devices this idea is based on our early research and development and on a very practical need. Many times precision work calls for the use of three dexterous limbs so it is a natural progression to develop wearable robotics to extend such capabilities.

Wearable Dexterous Robotic Manipulators; This prototype addresses three issues; 1- the necessity of multitasking with multiple limbs in vocational environments. 2- helping workers in dangerous situations as this device can endure contact with material that human hands cannot. 3- the necessity of having easy to control, dexterous arm(s) in absence of a limb.

 

 

Robotic Manipulators

 

Meeting and exceeding human dexterous manipulation parameters.

Click here to view a few examples of simplistic versions of our Technologies that we have incorporated into world-class exhibits.

 

 

Guidance & Navigation Systems;

Opto-Electronic Compass With Sodar Navigation;  Part of the STRAC robotic wheelchair project. STRAC uses Sodar sensors combined with an opto-electronic compass of a unique design..

Guide Robots; Robots that act as guides. For use in museums and other public places, to assist people, provide information, and/or act as a host.

Click here to view a few examples of simplistic versions of our Technologies that we have incorporated into world-class exhibits.

 

 

Gyroscopic Stabilizers;

Non-Precession Gyroscope; A design that affords a unique level of stability beyond regular units.

 

 

Safety

 

Automatic force and sensory systems that afford safe operation in close proximity to human workers of delicate equipment.

Bomb Retrieving Robots; Robots that can retrieve and isolate or disarm bombs.

Fire Fighting Robots; Robots that can fight Fires, go into high temperature and toxic environments that humans can not enter.

 

Click here to view a few examples of simplistic versions of our Technologies that we have incorporated into world-class exhibits.

 

 

 

Environmental Emergencies

 

The autonomous alignment of robotic fixtures to piping and other fixtures in extreme emergency conditions. 

 

Oil Well Capping Robot; Designed primarily for underwater use. Fully designed and ready to prototype.

 

 

Surveillance & Security Devices & Systems;

Children's Telemetry  Detector;   A child safety monitoring system. At this point the device is only block diagrammed, more information will be added once additional work has been completed.

Surveillance & Security Robots in Commercial Applications; Robots to assist human guards, or too keep vigil in extremely hazardous areas.

Surveillance & Security Robots in Domestic Applications; Robots that monitor security and safety in home environments.

Click here to view a few examples of simplistic versions of our Technologies that we have incorporated into world-class exhibits.

 

 


Aerospace;

Ion Force Field;  Device for reducing proton flux radiation in outer space environments.  

Heat Shield; Currently developing a new type of heat shield technology. The project is in its most early stages of development and theory.

Telepresence Humanoid Robots; Simulator exhibit and prototype systems.

Telepresence Probe Robots; Simulator exhibit and prototype systems.

The management of time lag differentials for long distance telepresence robotics applications.

 

Operating in extreme terrain in harsh environmental and space conditions.

Click here to view a few examples of simplistic versions of our Technologies that we have incorporated into world-class exhibits.

 

 


Digital Electronics;

Variable Speed Cyclic Multi-Channel Pattern Buffer;  Circuit design used in the ICARAS monitor to afford the unit the capability of automatically combining words and phrases for it's voice synthesis alarm attribute.

 

 


General Robotics;
 
Animatronics, Cybernetics, Bionics, Autonomics, Telepresence & Mechatronics; Please see our Public Use Robotic section for examples of such applications.

Humanoid Robots; Robots designed to relate to and close the gap between human and robotic interaction and communication.

Force Feedback Pressure Limit Controls; This is an exhibit robotics spin-off tech from our adaptive technology R & D work. We design our robotics systems to automatically determine the resistance they sense to objects and to override inappropriate movements that the users initiate. In exhibits this prevents damage to the robot arms and other robotics devices and in adaptive tech this prevents risks of injury.

Click here to view a few examples of simplistic versions of our Technologies that we have incorporated into world-class exhibits.

 

 

Telepresence

We have been incorporating our own version of Telepresence into our Prototypes and World-class Robotic exhibits since 2001. Telepresence is ideal for applications in industry, adaptive technologies for the disabled, security, hazardous situations, guidance and exploration.  Part of our R & D in this field is the management of time lag differentials for long distance telepresence robotics applications.

Magnus our Humanoid Telepresence Robot; Magnus is a low budget, simplistic, mobile, full fledged telepresence robot that will literally duplicate every basic movement that the operator makes. He is an experiment for applications in industry, adaptive technologies for the disabled, security and exploration. He addresses issues such as; 1- Using visual, tactile and force feedback and artificial touch for telepresence manipulation. 2- Creating human-like performance in telepresence robotics applications. 3- Full immersion telepresence with wearable haptic, multi sensor feedback. 4- Expressing emotion between humans and robots.

Click here to view a few examples of simplistic versions of our Technologies that we have incorporated into world-class exhibits.

 

 

Human/Robotic Interactive Communication

 

Expressing emotion between humans and robots.

Click here to view a few examples of simplistic versions of our Technologies that we have incorporated into world-class exhibits.

 

 

Prototype Self-sustaining Environments

One of our goals is to create a Prototype Environment for a low cost, low impact, self-sustaining, alternative energy powered, Humanitarian & Environmental Research & Development institute with a Think Tank and Invention labs. Our purpose is to invent and present responsible, low cost and easy to implement, beneficial humanitarian and environmental based technologies and methods that assist with social, ecological, sustainable and economic solutions. Accomplishing the prototype environment alone requires research & development of new technologies & improvement of existing technologies. To help fund our R & D part of the Institute will be used as a World-Class “Interactive, Hands-On, Robotics, Technology, Invention & Nature Center” that will feature our standard line of World-class exhibits and Showcase our Private Collection of Innovative, Interactive Exhibits & Devices. It will also incorporate “Responsible Technologies”! Admission will be free to the underprivileged.

 

 

Telemanipulators

We have been incorporating our own version of Telemanipulation into our Prototypes and World-class Robotic exhibits since 2000. Telemanipulation is ideal for applications in industry, adaptive technologies for the disabled, security, hazardous situations, guidance and exploration. Click here to view a few examples of simplistic versions of our Technologies that we have incorporated into world-class exhibits.

 

 

Water Purification;

Basic documented plans for a solar powered water purification system.

 

 

 

Agriculture

Equipment & systems to make agriculture more efficient, safer and lower impact.

 


Scientific Alternative Healing;

Integrated Medicine

 

 

Innovative Economics;

Theories On Methods to Help Stabilize the Economy for this and Future Generations.

Alternative methods to reduce stock market risks and waste in the monetary system.

Methods to make housing affordable through an alternative to current banking methods.

 

 

Housing Innovations;

Low Cost, durable, self-sustaining, alternative energy, Emergency Housing Systems; a solid geometric structure that is shipped flat. It is quickly folded and locked into position. Each unit is a complete room containing embedded toiletry, beds, solar powered lighting and fresh water collection.

A New Type Of Alternative Energy Housing Fabrication System.

 

 

Touch Sensitive Technology;

John Siegel began experimenting with Touch Sensitive Technologies in 1975. He developed working finished prototypes by 1983. In 1991 he and his wife Victoria Croasdell Siegel began touring schools with their touch sensitive sound synthesizer prototypes to determine their success with students. The reaction to them was extremely positive, so when the Siegel's created MRISAR in 1993 they started incorporating John's technologies into exhibits that they have been selling to science centers world wide since 2000.

Click here to view a few examples of simplistic versions of our Technologies that we have incorporated into world-class exhibits.

 

 

 





Balancing business with Philanthropic Ideals!  Developing & Promoting “Responsible” Technologies!




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