Goals must be assigned for any unmanned systems (UMS) operation before the systems autonomous performance can be measured. In this paper, we began to construct an ontology for mission goals that could serve as a template for stating the goal. We apply the Autonomy Levels for Unmanned Systems (ALFUS) Framework as a basis for the template. In other words, we design the goal ontology in terms of the mission, the environment, and the operator interaction aspects. We also leverage a collection of related efforts to further evolve the goal ontology, including the Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) robots requirements set, the Perception System for Dynamic Manufacturing, and an extension to the NIST-participated DARPA Spoken Language Communication and Translation System for Tactical Use (TRANSTAC) project. This paper reports the early results.
Proceedings Title: Proceedings of the 2008 Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMIS) Workshop
Conference Dates: August 19-21, 2008
Conference Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Pub Type: Conferences
ALFUS, communication, environment, goal, manufacturing, metrics, mobility, ontology, sensor, terminology, urban search and rescue (US&R)