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2021 - ASTM E54.09 Virtual Meeting (February)

2021 - Tuesday February 2 - Thursday February 4

ASTM E54.09 Standard Committee Meeting

Virtual - Eastern Standard Time



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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Overview of Meeting

As you are aware, our regularly scheduled January / February face-to-face meeting has been cancelled in an effort to keep the ASTM community safe as the COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to unfold.  E54.09 will hold Committee Meetings by ZOOM during the dates of February 2-4, 2021. 

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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Presentation Slides from the Meeting

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Registration

Registration is not required.

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

GROUND TEST METHODS

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Feb 2, 2021 (Tuesday) 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST

  • COMMITTEE BUSINESS: agenda, minutes, membership, ballots, deadlines.
  • Current Events: Air Force procurement, NATO EOD Classification, distributed/remote evaluations, RoboCupRescue competition.
  • Logistics: Configuration identification, cache packaging, set up time.
  • Sensing: Camera pointing, visual, color, motion, thermal, audio, latency, noise, proximity sampling.
  • Maneuvering: Forward/reverse driving tests including new pop-up pallet-based terrains.
  • Mobility: Terrains and obstacles including new pop-up crate-based terrains for legged robots.
  • Dexterity & Strength: Planar, cylindrical, omni-directional reach tasks.
  • C-IED/EOD Tasks: Break glass, bore panels, cut ropes/chain/rebar, x-ray dice, touch sampling, place disruptor.
  • Situational Awareness: Search maze/labyrinth, mapping (2D&3D).
  • Radio Comms: Line-of-sight range, non-line-of-sight range, and attenuated range.

AERIAL TEST METHODS

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Feb 3, 2021 (Wednesday) 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST

  • COMMITTEE BUSINESS: agenda, minutes, membership, ballots, deadlines.
  • Current Events: DHS/DOJ procurements, distributed/remote evaluations, training and credentialing.
  • Logistics: Configuration identification, cache packaging, set up time.
  • Sensing: Camera pointing, visual, color, motion, thermal, latency, noise.
  • Maneuvering and Payload Functionality:
    • Open Test Lane and Related Scenarios with Embedded Scoring.
    • Obstructed Test Lane and Related Scenarios with Embedded Scoring.
    • Confined Test Lane and Related Scenarios with Embedded Scoring.
  • Radio Comms: Line-of-sight range, non-line-of-sight range, and attenuated range.
  • Others: Deliver package, rain tolerance, lights and sounds, impact forces.
  • Facilities: Emerging facility and proctor accreditation process.

Feb 3, 2021 (Wednesday) 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM EST

  • E54 Main Committee Meeting

AQUATIC TEST METHODS

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Feb 4, 2021 (Thursday) 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST

  • COMMITTEE BUSINESS: agenda, minutes, membership, ballots, deadlines.
  • Current Events: NATO EOD Classification, US Navy, UK Navy, DHS flooded tunnels
  • Logistics: Configuration Identification, Cache Packaging, Set Up Time.
  • Sensing: Visual, color, motion, sonar acuity.
  • Maneuvering: Hold position and orientation in turbulence, bollard thrust.
  • Dexterity & Strength: Planar, cylindrical, omni-directional reach tasks.
  • C-IED/EOD Tasks: Break glass, bore panels, cut ropes/chain/rebar, affix disruptor.

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Venue

Virtual

Zoom Link

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Questions/Contacts

 

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

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Created January 27, 2021, Updated June 8, 2021