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11. Co-X Panel Discussion
Published: 2/4/2011
Authors: Elena R Messina, Brian A Weiss, Rajmohan Madhavan
Abstract: Robots as co-protectors, co-inhabitants, co-workers, co-integrants, or more generically, "Co-X" will improve effectiveness, efficiency, safety, security, and improve quality of life in the coming years. In-keeping with the theme of PerMIS'10, which i ...

12. Comprehensive Standard Test Suites for the Performance Evaluation of Mobile Robots
Published: 1/31/2011
Authors: Adam S Jacoff, Hui-Min Huang, Elena R Messina, Ann M Virts, Anthony J Downs
Abstract: Robots must possess certain sets of capabilities to suit critical operations such as emergency responses. In the mobility function, ground robots must be able to handle many types of obstacles and terrain complexities, including traversing and negot ...

13. 2009 Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMIS'09) Workshop
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1112
Published: 7/9/2010
Authors: Rajmohan Madhavan, Elena R Messina
Abstract: The Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMIS) workshop is dedicated to defining measures and methodologies of evaluating performance of intelligent systems. The main theme of the ninth iteration of the workshop, PerMIS'09, addressed the qu ...

14. The Role of Competitions in Advancing Intelligent Systems: A Practitioner's Perspective
Published: 5/5/2010
Authors: Elena R Messina, Stephen B. Balakirsky, Rajmohan Madhavan
Abstract: In recent years, the number of competitions in the robotic domain has increased tremendously. This growth is spurred by the appealing nature of robots, the flexibility that they afford in competition themes due to the practically unlimited applicatio ...

15. Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking of Robotic and Automation Systems
Published: 3/31/2010
Authors: Rajmohan Madhavan, Elena R Messina, Angel P. Del Pobil
Abstract: The Technical Committee on Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking for Robotic and Automation Systems (TC-PEBRAS) was approved at the Technical Activities Board (TAB) meeting held at the 2009 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) ...

16. Performance Measures Framework for Unmanned Systems (PerMFUS): Initial Perspective
Published: 2/18/2010
Authors: Hui-Min Huang, Elena R Messina, Adam S Jacoff
Abstract: The performance of intelligent unmanned systems (UMS) must be able to be measured to ensure that they can meet the operational requirements. A generic framework to enable capturing and organizing the performance metrics are highly desirable. In thi ...

17. DYNAMIC PERCEPTION WORKSHOP REPORT: Requirements and Standards for Advanced Manufacturing
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 7664
Published: 1/14/2010
Authors: Tsai Hong Hong, Elena R Messina, Hui-Min Huang, Michael O Shneier, Roger D. Eastman, Jane Shi, James Wells
Abstract: The Dynamic Perception workshop was intended to further the development of standardized, reproducible, and portable test methods that can advance the technology of sensors and perception systems for new, flexible robotic and automation applications i ...

18. Robots to the Rescue
Published: 6/30/2009
Author: Elena R Messina
Abstract: Despite current limitations, robots can still play a significant role in helping the response community by being their eyes and ears in dangerous, unknown, or difficult-to-access locations. This article describes how the National Institute of Stan ...

19. Proceedings of the 2008 Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMIS 08) Workshop, August 19-21, 2008
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1090
Published: 2/10/2009
Authors: Rajmohan Madhavan, Elena R Messina
Abstract: The 2008 Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMIS'08) Workshop is the eighth in the series that started in 2000 targeted at defining measures and methodologies of evaluating performance of intelligent systems. PerMIS focused on applica ...

20. Stepfield Pallets: Repeatable Terrain for Evaluating Robot Mobility
Published: 12/31/2008
Authors: Adam S Jacoff, Anthony J Downs, Ann M Virts, Elena R Messina
Abstract: Stepfield pallets are a fabricated and repeatable terrain for evaluating robot mobility. They were developed to provide emergency responders and robot developers a common mobility challenge that could be easily replicated to capture statistically sig ...

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