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2018-ASTM E54.09 - San Diego, CA

2018 - Monday June 25 - Friday June 29

ASTM E54.09 Standard Committee Meeting

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina; San Diego, CA US



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.

 

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 1 - Updated 06/07/2018)    
Sunday - June 24    
All Day San Diego Fire Dept Robot Training Facility Fabricate aerial and aquatic test apparatuses
     
     
Monday - June 25    
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM San Diego Fire Dept Robot Training Facility GROUND: Robot testing (and bomb suit training in the same test apparatuses)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch  
1:00PM - 5:00 PM Sheraton Marina, San Diego ASTM meeting to discuss status of GROUND robot test methods 
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA Social Event
     
     
Tuesday - June 26    
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Sheraton Marina, San Diego AQUATIC: ASTM meeting to discuss status of AQUATIC system test methods
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch  
1:00PM - 5:00 PM Sheraton Marina, San Diego AERIAL: ASTM meeting to discuss status of AERIAL system test methods
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM TBA Social Event
     
     
Wednesday - June 27    
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Valley View Casino Center Sports Arena, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110 AERIAL: Test method validation exercise
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch  
1:00PM - 5:00 PM Valley View Casino Center Sports Arena, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110 AERIAL: Test method validation exercise
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM TBA Social Event

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Venue

Coming Soon

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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

Coming Soon

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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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Created May 1, 2018, Updated June 8, 2018