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Manipulation and Mobility Systems Group

The Manipulation and Mobility Systems Group develops, advances, and deploys measurement science for intelligent robotic systems used in manufacturing and construction applications. Carries out mission-related measurement science research and services to advance: high performance servomechanisms; electromechanical devices and actuators; sensor-based manipulation; micro/nanoscale systems; mobility and navigation; and intelligent controls.

News and Updates

Projects and Programs

Emergency Response Robots

Ongoing
Emergency responders risk life and limb interacting with known hazards to protect the public, rescue potential victims, and enhance the resilience of

Publications

Workshop Report: Standards and Performance Metrics for On-Road Autonomous Vehicles

Author(s)
Craig I. Schlenoff, Suzanne Lightman, Vinh Nguyen, Prem Rachakonda, Tao Zhang, Omar Aboul-Enein, Nicholas Barbosa, C Cameron Miller, Daniel Sawyer, Ann Virts
On-road autonomous vehicles are expected to significantly influence key aspects of everyday life. However, these complex systems can pose a safety risk in the

Tools and Instruments

Manufacturing Robotics Testbed

The NIST manufacturing robotics test bed consists of several labs located in three buildings on the main NIST campus. Combined, these serve as a resource for

Robotics Test Facility

Located on the NIST Gaithersburg campus, the Robotics Test Facility – also known as Building 207 – is a laboratory for developing standard methods of measuring

Awards