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Anthony Downs (Fed)

Mechanical Engineer & Division Safety Representative

Anthony Downs (Tony) has worked since 2005 on the Urban Search & Rescue Robotics Standards project for DHS. He is part of the main team responsible for creating and iterating on the designs of the Test Methods as they make their way through the ASTM Standards Process. Tony is responsible for the 3D CAD models of the test methods.  Recently, he has taken over most of the running of the Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) tracking system for both the US&R project as well as for Data Collections by the ARL CTA project. Tony also helps with the DARPA ASSIST and DARPA TransTac project evalutaions.


Test Methods for Robot Agility in Manufacturing

Anthony J. Downs, William S. Harrison, Craig I. Schlenoff
In today's world of fast-paced change and ever evolving technologies, there is constant pressure on manufactures for agile production. The need for

Performance Testing and Evaluation of Transformative Apps Devices

Anthony J. Downs, Lisa J. Fronczek, Emile L. Morse, Brian A. Weiss, Ian P. Bashor, Craig I. Schlenoff
Transformative Apps (TransApps) is a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) funded program whose goal is to develop a range of militarily-relevant

Emergency Response Robot Evaluation Exercise

Adam S. Jacoff, Hui-Min Huang, Ann M. Virts, Anthony J. Downs, Raymond K. Sheh
More than 60 robot test methods are being developed by a team lead by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) with the sponsorship of U.S
Created February 20, 2019, Updated June 15, 2021