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Publication Citation: Emergency Response Robot Evaluation Exercise

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Author(s): Adam S. Jacoff; Hui-Min Huang; Ann M. Virts; Anthony J. Downs; Raymond K. Sheh;
Title: Emergency Response Robot Evaluation Exercise
Published: March 22, 2012
Abstract: More than 60 robot test methods are being developed by a team lead by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) with the sponsorship of U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These test methods are being specified and standardized under the standards development organization ASTM International. These standards are developed for the purposes of identifying the capabilities of mobile robots to help emergency response organizations assess the applicability of the robots. The test methods are developed with an iterative process during which they are prototyped and validated by the participating researchers, developers, emergency response users, and robot manufacturers. An evaluation exercise event that is based on test method implementations and participated by representatives form all these different segments of the community presents a unique opportunity for advancing the test methods, collecting capability data, and identifying robotic technology focusing issues. This paper describes an exercise event that this effort recently conducted.
Proceedings: 2012 Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems Workshop
Pages: pp. 145 - 154
Location: College Park, MD
Dates: March 20-22, 2012
Keywords: capability, emergency response, evaluation, human-robot interaction, HRI, measure, metrics, mobility, power, radio communications, robot, performance, repetition, sensor, standard, task, test, test method, test suite, trial
Research Areas: Manipulation, Robotics, Bomb-disposal robots, Mobility, Urban search and rescue robots, Standards, Manufacturing
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