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2018-ASTM E54.09 - Gaithersburg MD

2018 - Monday February 26 2018 - Friday March 02 2018

ASTM E54.09 Standard Committee Meeting

National Institute of Standards and Technology;  Gaithersburg, MD

 

  • Media Highlights
  • Committee Overview
  • Invitation
  • Overview of Meeting
  • Registration
  • Agenda
  • Venue
  • Dress Code
  • Hotel (NEW)
  • Questions/Contacts
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    Media Highlights

     

    ASTM President - Kathie Morgan

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmAAMGHms8Y

    News interview with President of the Canadian Explosives Technicians Association

    https://www.thespec.com/videopopup/7369896?popUp=true

    Local news

    http://www.chch.com/bomb-disposal-robots/

    Other media

    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/these-robots-will-explore-tunnels-dug-by-looters-in-egypt

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    Committee Overview

    Over the past few years our suite of 30 ground robot test methods have been adopted widely across the U.S. and internationally to support purchasing and training. We are now expanding our efforts to develop test methods for small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) defined by the FAA as under 25kg (55lbs) and for underwater remotely operated vehicles for hazardous environments.

    Remotely operated robots enable emergency responders to perform extremely hazardous tasks from safer stand-off distances. Standard test methods help robot manufacturers and users objectively evaluate system capabilities to align with mission requirements. This improves the safety and effectiveness of emergency responders as they attempt to save lives and protect property in our communities.

    The ASTM International Standards Committee on Homeland Security Applications: Response Robots (E54.09) is developing the standards infrastructure necessary to inspire innovation, inform purchasing decisions, and focus training with measures of operator proficiency. Adam Jacoff from NIST’s Intelligent Systems Division chairs the sub-committee with his team of robotics researchers and collaborators from all over the world. The standards committee is made up of robot manufacturers, emergency responders, test administrators, program managers, and others interested in developing the underlying measurement science necessary to quantitatively evaluate and compare robotic system capabilities and operator proficiencies.

    This effort has been sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Directorate, Capability Development Support Group, Office of Standards. They along with other sponsors have facilitated these standards committee meetings and associated test method validation exercises for nearly fifty test methods for ground, aerial, and aquatic systems.

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    Invitation

    We invite you to participate in a meeting and associated demonstrations (robots will be demonstrating the test methods and procedures) with the ASTM International Standards Committee on Homeland Security Applications; Response Robots (E54.09).  This is our same committee elevated one level to that of a sub-committee due to recognition of our overall productivity.  In attendance will be members of the new  DHS FEMA Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Robotic Standards Group.

       

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    Overview of Meeting

    The objective of this meeting of the ASTM International Standards Committee on Homeland Security Applications, Sub-Committee on Response Robots (E54.09) is to provide an update on each working group’s effort with an emphasis on getting the existing test methods to ballot. Draft standards and prototype apparatus designs will be reviewed by manufacturers and others.  Topics will include recent test method validation exercises, robot purchases,  competitions, training events, and new collaborating test facilities around the world.

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    Registration

    Online Pre-Registration is REQUIRED to participate in the ASTM International Standards Committee on Homeland Security Applications; Response Robots (E54.09) Meeting:
     

    Register for the upcoming meeting online. It is FREE if you choose not to pay the VOLUNTARY ACTIVITY FEE on the registration page.  When the dialogue box asks again you can simply PROCEED WITH PRE-REGISTERING.  Of course, you may contribute to ASTM if you wish. You do not need to join ASTM to attend the meeting and exercise, it is open to the public. Pre-Registration closes February 5, 2018:
     

     

    Our new ASTM International Standards Committee on Homeland Security Applications; Response Robots (E54.09) is official. 

     

    Join or transfer to our new sub-committee on Response Robots (E54.09) here: 

     

    If you were a member of the Operational Equipment (E54.08) sub-committee, you are not automatically a member of the new Response Robots (E54.09) sub-committee.  So please go online and either shift or add your affiliation to our new sub-committee.  You do not need to give up your position on any other sub-committee if your interests remain.

     

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    Agenda 

    ASTM Standards Meeting Schedule 2018

    (Version 2 - Updated 01/16/2018)
    Monday-February 26, 2018
    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM NIST Visitor Center Arrive and get visitor badges (pre-registration required)
    1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Bldg 215/Rm C103 General Meeting – Introductions, updates, committee business
    2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Bldg 215/Rm C103 Recent Events –  Exercises, Purchases, Facilities, Competitions 
    3:00 PM – 3:45 PM Bldg 215/Rm C103 Test Administration – Timing Trials, Task Repetitions, Forms, Data
    3:45 PM – 4:00 PM Bldg 215/Rm C103 Break
    4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Bldg 215/Rm C103 Ground – Logistics and Sensors – Configuration Identification, Audio
    5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Bldg 215/Rm C103 Ground – Logistics and Sensors – Visual/Thermal Acuity, Latency, Dynamic Range
         
         
    Tuesday-February 27, 2018
    9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Bldg 215/Rm C103 Ground – Maneuvering –  Evolution to Zig-Zag path, Forward and Reverse
    10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Bldg 215/Rm C103 Ground – Mobility – Re-balloting test methods with updates 
    10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Bldg 215/Rm C103 Break
    11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Bldg 215/Rm C103 Ground – Mobility – New Test Methods 
    12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Robot Test Facility (Bldg 207) Lunch with Demos – Ground Robots Sensors, Maneuvering, Mobility, Dexterity, and others.
    2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Bldg 215/Rm C103 Ground – Dexterity – Basic Set (Inspect, Touch, Rotate, Extract)
    3:00 PM – 3:45 PM Bldg 215/Rm C103 Ground – Dexterity – Strength Set (at reach, Grasp Carry Place, etc.)
    3:45 PM – 4:00 PM Bldg 215/Rm C103 Break
    4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Bldg 215/Rm C103 Ground – Dexterity – New Ideas (Bi-Manual, C-frames, etc.) 
    5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Bldg 215/Rm C103 Ground – Dexterity – Discussion 
    6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dogfish Head Restaurant Social Event
         
         
    Wednesday-February 28, 2018
    9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Bldg 215/Rm C103 Ground – Radio Communications – Attenuation 
    10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Bldg 215/Rm C103 Ground – Endurance
    10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Bldg 215/Rm C103 Break
    11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Bldg 215/Rm C103 Ground – Training with Standard Test Methods
    12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Shuttle to REMOTE Facility Lunch with Demos – Ground Robots basic skills course and embedded scenarios
    2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Bldg 215/Rm C103 Aerial – Introductions and update on current list of test methods and work items
    3:00 PM – 3:45 PM Bldg 215/Rm C103 Aerial – Recent Events – Exercises, Purchases, Facilities, Competitions
    3:45 PM – 4:00 PM Bldg 215/Rm C103 Break
    4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Bldg 215/Rm C103 Aerial – Test Administration – Timing Trials, Task Repetitions, Forms, Data
    5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Bldg 215/Rm C103 Aerial – Sensors
         
         
    Thursday-March 1, 2018
    9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Bldg 215/Rm C103 Aerial – Maneuvering
    10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Bldg 215/Rm C103 Aerial – Maneuvering
    10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Bldg 215/Rm C103 Break
    11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Bldg 215/Rm C103 Aerial – Maneuvering
    12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Robot Test Facility (Bldg 207) Lunch with Demos – Aerial test methods: Sensors, maneuvering, payloads, and others.
    2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Bldg 215/Rm C103 Aerial – Payload Functionality
    3:00 PM – 3:45 PM Bldg 215/Rm C103 Aerial – Payload Functionality
    3:45 PM – 4:00 PM Bldg 215/Rm C103 Break
    4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Bldg 215/Rm C103 Aerial – Payload Functionality
    5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Bldg 215/Rm C103 Aerial – Payload Functionality
         
         
    Friday-March 2, 2018
    9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Bldg 215/Rm C103 Aerial – Next Steps – Endurance, Perching, Survey Acuity, Impact Forces 
    10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Bldg 215/Rm C103 Aerial – Training with Standard Test Methods
    10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Bldg 215/Rm C103 Break
    11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Bldg 215/Rm C103 Aerial – Training with Standard Test Methods
    12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Robot Test Facility (Bldg 207) Lunch with Demos – Aerial test methods: Sensors, maneuvering, payloads, and others.
    2:00 PM Robot Test Facility (Bldg 207) End/Overflow

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    Venue

     

    NIST Map

     

     

     

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     Dress Code

    Responders please wear your insignias so people can know where you're coming from throughout the US.  

     

    • Long pants 

    • Long sleeve shirt 

    • Closed toe shoes 


    Hotel Information

    Courtyard Marriott Washingtonian Center (No Group Rate)

    Address: 204 Boardwalk Pl, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
     
    Residence Inn (No Group Rate)
    Address: 9721 Washingtonian Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
     
    Holiday Inn ( ASTM Group Rate may be available)

    A link to the hotel website is provided here: NIST ASTM E54 Committee Meeting

    Once on the website, these simple steps can be used to make a reservation:

    1. Modify arrival and/or departure dates to February 25th – March 2nd, 2018 , then click “Check Availability”
    2. Click “BOOK THIS ROOM” in the column of the room type you wish to reserve
    3. Proceed to complete the reservations page
    4. Record your confirmation number

    For attendees that would prefer to call and make reservations, they simply need to mention the “NIST ASTM E54 Committee Meeting” block or the block code N54 to receive the special rate. The cut-off date for this block is January 25th, 2018.

     

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    Questions/Contacts

    In addition to ASTM staff, you can visit RobotTestMethods.nist.gov  and/or email RobotTestMethod@nist.gov.

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    Contact Information:

    Adam Jacoff - Project Leader
    RobotTestMethods@nist.gov (link sends e-mail)
    Adam.Jacoff@nist.gov (link sends e-mail)
    301-975-4235

     
Created December 7, 2017, Updated May 1, 2018