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21. 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 ...

22. 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 ...

23. Dynamic Metrology Performance Measurement of a Six Degree-Of-Freedom Tracking System used in Smart Manufacturing
Topic: Robotics
Published: 12/31/2015
Authors: Roger V Bostelman, Joseph A Falco, Milli Shah, Tsai Hong Hong
Abstract: Multi-camera motion capture systems are commercially available and are typically used in the entertainment industry to track human motions for video gaming and movies. These systems are proving useful as ground truth measurement systems to assess the ...

24. 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 ...

25. 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 ...

26. 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 ...

27. 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 ...

28. Fostering Progress in Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking of Robotic and Automation Systems
Topic: Robotics
Published: 3/31/2014
Authors: Fabio Bonsignorio, Elena R Messina, Angel P. Del Pobil
Abstract: The paper provides an update on the activities of the IEEE Technical Committee on Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking for Robotics and Automation Systems.

29. 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 ...

30. Inferring Intention Through State Representations in Cooperative Human-Robot Environments
Topic: Robotics
Published: 6/7/2013
Authors: Craig I Schlenoff, Anthony Pietromartire, Zeid Kootbally, Stephen B. Balakirsky, Thomas Rollin Kramer, Sebti Foufou
Abstract: In this paper, we describe a novel approach for inferring intention during cooperative human-robot activities through the representation and ordering of state information. State relationships are represented by a combination of spatial relationships ...

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