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11. 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 ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=905392

12. 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) ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=904622

13. 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 ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=904626

14. 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 ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=904612

15. 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 ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=902170

16. 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 ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=901477

17. 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 ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=824741

18. Ontological Perspectives for Autonomy Performance
Published: 8/21/2008
Authors: Hui-Min Huang, Elena R Messina, Tsai Hong Hong, Craig I Schlenoff
Abstract: Goals must be assigned for any unmanned system‰s (UMS) operation before the system‰s autonomous performance can be measured. In this paper, we began to construct an ontology for mission goals that could serve as a template for stating the ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=824738

19. Design and Validation of a Whegs Robot in USARSim
Published: 1/31/2008
Authors: B K Taylor, Stephen B. Balakirsky, Elena R Messina, R D Quinn
Abstract: Simulation of robots and other vehicles in a virtual domain has multiple benefits.  End users can use the simulation as a training tool to increase their familiarity and skill with the vehicle without risking damage to the robot, potential bysta ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=823624

20. Autonomy Levels for Unmanned Systems (ALFUS) FrameworkVolume II: Framework Models Initial Version
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1011-II-1.0
Published: 12/28/2007
Authors: Hui-Min Huang, Elena R Messina
Abstract: This document describes the current Framework models of the overall Autonomy Levels for Unmanned Systems Framework, or ALFUS. ALFUS addresses the autonomy issues along the lifecycle of the unmanned system (UMS), particularly, the autonomy issues at ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=823618



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