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2018 Bronze Medal Award

Leber, Schmitt, Virts, Filliben, Messina, Bostelman

Leber, Schmitt, Virts, Filliben, Messina, Bostelman

AWARD CITATION

The team is recognized for exceptional leadership in founding the ASTM Committee F45 on driverless automatic guided industrial vehicles, and for providing the technical basis of the committee’s first four performance standards for automatic/automated/autonomous unmanned ground vehicles (A-UGVs). A-UGVs are used to automate delivery of parts, tools, supplies, and other materials in applications such as manufacturing, warehousing, and medical delivery. A-UGV capabilities have been evolving rapidly, but there were no standard methods for describing or assessing A-UGV performance and capabilities. The team's outstanding efforts have enabled significant progress in addressing these gaps in just two years.

GROUP AWARD

Roger Bostelman

Electronics Engineer
Engineering Laboratory

Elena Messina

Supervisory Computer Engineer
Engineering Laboratory

David Schmitt

Engineering Technician
Engineering Laboratory

Ann Marie Virts

Electronics Technician
Engineering Laboratory

James Filliben

Mathematical Statistician
Information Technology Laboratory

Dennis Leber

Mathematical Statistician
Information Technology Laboratory