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ASTM F45 Annual Meeting

ASTM Committee F45 on Driverless Automatic Guided Industrial Vehicles will hold this seventh bi-annual, face-to-face meeting on July 31 – August 2, 2018 from 8 AM to 5 PM at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD.  Main, Executive and all five Subcommittees will hold meetings, as well as current and proposed test method demonstrations.  Additionally for this meeting, a third day (August 2nd) has been added for two half-day workshops on: A-UGV Capabilities/Autonomy Levels and Combining F45 Practices and Test Methods. 

All ASTM Committee F45 members and their guests are invited to these working meetings. For more information regarding ASTM F45, please visit:

Supporting Sub-Committee Information:

 

Subcommittees are labeled as follows with working documents listed where applicable: 

F45-01 Environmental Conditions
F45-02 Navigation & Docking
F45-03 Object Detection & Protection
F45-04 Communication & Integration
F45-91 Terminology

Working Documents:

  • F45.01 - WK54576 Standard Practice for Recording Environmental Effects for Utilization with A-UGV Test Methods (original document being updated with: test method references, boundaries)
  • F45.02 - WK57000 Standard Test Method for Docking Driverless Automatic Guided Industrial Vehicles
  • F45.03 - WK54662 Test Method for Grid-Video Obstacle Measurement
  • F45.03 - WK60390 Implementing Representative Obstacles for Utilization with A-UGV Test Methods
  • F45.04 - WK54431 Standard Practice for Testing Data Communications Interruption for A-UGVs
  • F45.91 - WK60974 Recording the A-UGV Test Configuration

Status of each subcommittee will be provided at the meetings followed by development of each subcommittee's proposals, working documents, or supporting documents and other business. Itineraries for each subcommittee will be provided in the week prior to meetings.

Tuesday, July 31 - Engineering Mechanics Building, High Bay room 130
Start Duration Event Presenter
7:45 AM 0:30 Bus pickup from Holiday Inn  
8:15 AM 0:15 Greetings, Introductions, Agenda, Awards Bostelman, Morgan
8:30 AM 2:00 Test Method Demo's: Environmental Effects, Docking Bostelman, Norton
10:00 AM 0:15 Bus to AML Building, Conf Room C106  
10:15 AM 0:15 Coffee Break  
10:30 AM 0:30

F45 Executive Committee - status, officers, ASTM information, etc.

Bostelman, Murphy
11:00 AM 1:00 F45.02 - Navigation and Docking Roberts
12:00 PM 1:00 Lunch - NIST Cafeteria  
1:00 PM 1:00 F45.02 - Navigation and Docking Roberts
2:00 PM 0:15 Coffee Break  
2:15 PM 1:00 F45.01 Environmental Conditions Bostelman
3:15 PM 1:00 F45.91 Terminology Bostelman
4:15 PM 0:15 Day 1 wrap-up and next day agenda Bostelman
4:30PM   Adjourn  
    Bus return to Holiday Inn  
6:00 PM 0:15 Board bus for Restaurant  
6:15 PM   Dinner - Firebirds Wood Fired Grill  
       
Tuesday - Test Method Demonstrations
Start Duration Event Presenter
8:15 AM 0:15:00 Bus arrives from Holiday Inn to NIST Bldg 202, Room 130 High Bay  
8:30 AM 1:30:00 Demonstrations:  
    Docking, Environmental Conditions/Effects (negative/positive obstacles, inclined ground surfaces) Bostelman, Norton, Yoon, Aboul-Enein
10:00 AM 0:15:00 Bus from Bldg. 202 to AML Bldg. 215, Conf. Room C106  
10:15 AM   Back to AML for coffee break  
       
       
Wednesday, Aug 1 - Engineering Mechanics Building, High Bay room 130
Start Duration  Event Presenter
7:45 AM 0:30 Bus pickup from Holiday Inn  
8:15 AM 1:45 Test Method Demo's: Obstacle Avoidance/Standard Obstacles, Communication Interruption Norton, Holmberg
10:00 AM 0:15 Bus from Bldg. 202 to AML Bldg. 215, Conf. Room C106  
10:15 AM 0:15 Coffee Break  
10:30 AM 1:15

Precision and Bias, Interlaboratory Studies

Godorov, Farrell, ASTM

11:45 AM 1:00 Lunch - NIST Cafeteria  
12:45 PM 2:00 F45-03 Object Detection & Protection Weiss, Norton
2:45 PM 0:15 Coffee Break  
3:00 PM 2:00 F45-04 Communication & Integration Holmberg
5:00 PM 0:30 Main Committee - Subcommittee Reports, Future works All Chairmen
5:30 PM   Adjourn  
    Bus return to Holiday Inn  
6:00 PM 0:15 Board bus for Restaurant  
6:15 PM   Dinner - Dogfish Head Alehouse restaurant  
 
Wednesday - Test Method Demonstrations
Start Duration Event Presenter
8:15 AM 0:15 Bus arrives from Holiday Inn to NIST Bldg 202, Room 130 High Bay  
8:30 AM 1:30 Demonstrations:  
    Obstacle Avoidance/Standard Obstacles Norton, Yoon
    Communication Interruption Holmberg, Aboul-Enein
10:00 AM 0:15 Bus from Bldg. 202 to AML Bldg. 215, Conf. Room C106  
10:15 AM   Back for coffee break  
 
 
Thursday, Aug 2 - AML Building, Conference Room C106
Start Duration Event Presenter
8:15 AM 0:30 Bus pickup from Holiday Inn  
8:45 AM 1:00 Workshop 1: Guide to A-UGV Capabilities/Autonomy Levels Bostelman
9:45 AM 0:15 Coffee Break  
10:00 AM 2:00 Workshop 1: Guide to A-UGV Capabilities/Autonomy Levels (continued) Bostelman
12:00 PM 1:00 Lunch - NIST Cafeteria  
1:00 PM 2:00 Workshop 2: Combining A-UGV Test Methods Bostelman
3:00 PM 0:15 Coffee Break  
3:15 PM 1:00 Workshop 2: Combining A-UGV Test Methods (continued) Bostelman
4:15 PM 0:00 Adjourn  
    Bus return to Holiday Inn  
 

Holiday Inn Gaithersburg
2 Montgomery Village Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20879

$125/night plus taxes
Includes hotel shuttle to and from NIST, and continental breakfast

NIST ASTM F45

If you are not registered, you will not be allowed on site. Registered attendees will receive security and campus instructions prior to the workshop.

NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE: All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the above meeting must supply additional information. Failure to provide this information prior to arrival will result, at a minimum, in significant delays in entering the facility. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207-12. 

NIST currently accepts the following forms of federally issued identification in lieu of a state-issued driver's license, such as a valid passport, passport card, DOD's Common Access Card (CAC), Veterans ID, Federal Agency HSPD-12 IDs, Military Dependents ID, Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC), and TSA Trusted Traveler ID. 

U.S. Residents: New Visitor Access Requirement: Effective July 21, 2014, under the REAL ID Act of 2005, agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver's license or identification card from states that are REAL ID compliant or have an extension. See the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) site for the current compliance list

Created June 18, 2018, Updated July 25, 2018