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31. Contests in China Put Next-Gen Robot Technologies to the Test
Topic: Robotics
Published: 9/13/2011
Authors: Michael E Newman, Stephen B. Balakirsky
Abstract: This article describes the 2011 Robot Challenge that took place at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Shanghai, China. The quartet of contests-the Virtual Manufacturing Automation Competition (VMAC), the Mobile Microrobotics C ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=908812

32. Large-Area Overhead Manipulator for Access of Fields
Topic: Robotics
Published: 7/22/2011
Authors: Jeffrey W White, Roger V Bostelman
Abstract: Multi-axis, cable-driven manipulators have evolved over many years providing large area suspended platform access, programmability, relatively rigid and flexibly- positioned platform control and full six degree of freedom (DOF) manipulation of sensor ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=905268

33. 2010 Proceedings of the Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMIS'10) Workshop
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1113
Topic: Robotics
Published: 2/8/2011
Authors: Rajmohan Madhavan, Elena R Messina, Brian A Weiss
Abstract: The 2010 Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems workshop is the tenth in a series dedicated to defining measures and methodologies of evaluating performance of intelligent systems. Started in 2000, the PerMIS series focuses on applications of pe ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=907548

34. Advanced Sensing Towards Improved Forklift Safety
Topic: Robotics
Published: 2/4/2011
Authors: Roger V Bostelman, William P Shackleford
Abstract: The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Intelligent Systems Division has been researching advanced three-dimensional (3D) imaging sensors and their use in manufacturing towards improving forklift safety. Experiments are presented in thi ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=907236

35. Co-X Panel Discussion
Topic: Robotics
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 ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=907514

36. Towards Evaluating World Modeling for Autonomous Navigation in Unstructured and Dynamic Environments
Topic: Robotics
Published: 2/4/2011
Authors: R Lakaemper, Rajmohan Madhavan
Abstract: With funding from the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Measurement Science and Engineering Research Grants, the authors have recently embarked on a three year project to create and experimentally validate a ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=907283

37. Comprehensive Standard Test Suites for the Performance Evaluation of Mobile Robots
Topic: Robotics
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 ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=906931

38. Evaluation of Maps using Fixed Shapes: The Fiducial Map Metric
Topic: Robotics
Published: 1/31/2011
Authors: Soren Schwertfeger, Adam S Jacoff, Christopher Scrapper, Johannes Pellenz, Alexander Kleiner
Abstract: Mapping is an important task for mobile robots. Assessing the quality of those maps is an open topic. A new approach on map evaluation is presented here. It makes use of artificial objects placed in the environment named "Fiducials". Using the known ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=906653

39. International Standards Efforts Towards Safe Accessibility Technology for Persons With Disabilities: Cross-industry Activities
Topic: Robotics
Published: 12/31/2010
Author: Roger V Bostelman
Abstract: This paper describes the US and International Standards activities ongoing within the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Intelligent Systems Division (ISD) with regards to accessibility for the disabled. There is a critical role of stan ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=906332

40. 2009 Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMIS'09) Workshop
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 1112
Topic: Robotics
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 ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=906116



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