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31. Traversability Metrics for Urban Search and Rescue Robots on Rough Terrain
Published: 1/31/2007
Authors: V Molino, Rajmohan Madhavan, Elena R Messina, Anthony J Downs, Adam S Jacoff, Stephen B. Balakirsky
Abstract: Rough terrain, such as the rubble that we would expect to find in urban disaster areas, will likely impede robot mobility. The goal of this paper is to find methods for quantifying the difficulty a robot should encounter traversing a region of rough ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=823585

32. DHS/NIST Response Robot Evaluation Exercises
Published: 1/8/2007
Authors: Adam S Jacoff, Elena R Messina
Abstract: The Department of Homeland Security, through the Science and Technology Directorate Standards Program, is developing performance standards for robots applied to urban search and rescue (US&R). The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=823590

33. Intelligent Unmanned Ground Vehicle Navigation via Information Evaluation
Published: 12/29/2006
Authors: Rajmohan Madhavan, Elena R Messina
Abstract: Sensor-centric navigation of Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) operating in rugged and expansive terrains requires the competency to evaluate the utility of sensor information such that it results in intelligent behavior of the vehicles. Highly imperfe ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=823573

34. Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMIS) 2006 Workshop: Summary and Review
Published: 10/13/2006
Authors: Rajmohan Madhavan, Elena R Messina
Abstract: The Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMIS 2006) workshop was held during August 21-23, 2006 at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA. The PerMIS series (the current workshop is the sixt ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=823605

35. Performance Standards for Urban Search and Rescue Robots
Published: 8/1/2006
Author: Elena R Messina
Abstract: This article describes the motivation and approach for developing standard test methods for robots applied to urban search and rescue missions.  The work is being carried out by Task Group E54.08.01, which is within the Operational Equipment sub ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=824594

36. Performance Evaluation of Temporal Range Registration for Autonomous Vehicle Navigation
Published: 6/28/2006
Authors: Rajmohan Madhavan, Elena R Messina
Abstract: In this article, we evaluate the performance of an iterative registration algorithm for position estimation of Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) operating in unstructured environments. Field data obtained from trials on UGVs traversing undulating outd ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=822669

37. Autonomy Levels for Unmanned Systems (ALFUS) Framework: An Update
Published: 6/28/2006
Authors: Hui-Min Huang, K Pavek, James S. Dr. Albus, Elena R Messina
Abstract: The initial construct of the framework for the Autonomy Levels of Unmanned Systems (ALFUS) was presented in the 2004 SPIE3 Defense and Security Symposium. This paper describes the continuing development effort and further accomplishments made by the ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=822672

38. A Framework for Autonomy Levels for Unmanned Systems (ALFUS)
Published: 6/26/2006
Authors: Hui-Min Huang, K Pavek, B Novak, James S. Dr. Albus, Elena R Messina
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=822679

39. A Robot Ontology for Urban Search and Rescue
Published: 6/26/2006
Authors: Craig I Schlenoff, Elena R Messina
Abstract: The goal of this Robot Ontology effort is to develop and begin to populate a neutral knowledge representation (the data structures) capturing relevant information about robots and their capabilities to assist in the development, testing, and certific ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=822690

40. MOAST and USARSim-A Combined Framework for the Development and Testing of Autonomous Systems
Published: 6/26/2006
Authors: Christopher J. Scrapper Jr, Stephen B. Balakirsky, Elena R Messina
Abstract: Urban Search and Rescue Simulation (USARSim) is an open source package that provides a high-resolution, physics based simulation of robotic platforms. The package provides models of several common robotic platforms and sensors as well as sample world ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=822696



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