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21. 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

22. 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

23. Development of Standard Test Methods for Unmanned and Manned Industrial Vehicles Used Near Humans
Topic: Robotics
Published: 5/3/2013
Authors: Roger V Bostelman, Richard J Norcross, Joseph A Falco, Jeremy A Marvel
Abstract: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been researching human-robot/vehicle collaborative environments for automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and manned forklifts. Safety of AGVs and manned vehicles with automated functions (e.g ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913625

24. Dexterous Manipulation for Manufacturing Applications Workshop
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 7940
Topic: Robotics
Published: 6/21/2013
Authors: Joseph A Falco, Jeremy A Marvel, Elena R Messina
Abstract: The National Institute of Standards and Technology organized a free workshop in conjunction with the 2013 Automate and ProMat trade shows in Chicago, IL. The workshop addressed the application of dexterous robot technologies to meet the applicat ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913795

25. Emergency Response Robot Evaluation Exercise
Topic: Robotics
Published: 3/22/2012
Authors: Adam S Jacoff, Hui-Min Huang, Ann M Virts, Anthony J Downs, Raymond K. Sheh
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 standardiz ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=910947

26. Evaluating The RoboCup 2009 Virtual Robot Rescue Competition
Topic: Robotics
Published: 4/22/2010
Authors: Stephen B. Balakirsky, S Carpin, Arnoud Visser
Abstract: The 2009 RoboCup Competitions took place in Graz Austria in July of 2009. The Virtual Robot Rescue Competition included 11 competitors from 10 different countries. The main objective of this competition is to utilize teams of robots to perform an urb ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=904116

27. 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

28. Evaluation of RoboCup Maps
Topic: Robotics
Published: 12/17/2009
Authors: Stephen B. Balakirsky, Benjamin Balaguer, S Carpin, Arnoud Visser
Abstract: This paper describes the steps taken to create the score criteria aimed at measuring the quality of maps produced by teams participating in the RoboCup Rescue Virtual Robots competition. Since metrics have already been developed by a few research gro ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=904218

29. From Simulation to Real Robots with Predictable Results: Methods and Examples
Topic: Robotics
Published: 12/1/2009
Authors: Stephen B. Balakirsky, S Carpin, George Dimitoglou, Benjamin Balaguer
Abstract: From a theoretical perspective, one may easily argue (as we will in this chapter) that simulation accelerates the algorithm development cycle. However, in practice many in the robotics development community share the sentiment that "Simula-tion ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=902330

30. Functional Requirements of a Model for Kitting Plans
Topic: Robotics
Published: 3/22/2012
Authors: Stephen B. Balakirsky, Zeid Kootbally, Thomas Rollin Kramer, Rajmohan Madhavan, Craig I Schlenoff, Michael O Shneier
Abstract: Industrial assembly of manufactured products is often performed by first bringing parts together in a kit and then moving the kit to the assembly area where the parts are used to assemble products. Kitting, the process of building kits, has not yet b ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=910875



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