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Applying Measurement Science to Evaluate Ground, Aerial, and Aquatic Robots



Adam S. Jacoff, Rick Candell, Anthony Downs, Hui-Min Huang, Kenneth Kimble, Kamel Saidi, Ann Virts


This paper reports on three measurement science field exercises for evaluating ground, aerial, and aquatic robots. These events, conducted from February to June 2017, were conducted in close co-ordination with the responder community, standards organizations, manufacturers, and academia. Test data from a wide variety of robot platforms were gathered in a wide variety of standard and prototypical test methods ranging from mobility and manipulation to sensors and endurance.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the SSRR Conference
Conference Dates
October 11-13, 2017
Conference Location
Shanghai, CN
Conference Title
The 15th IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics 2017 (SSRR 2017)


aerial robot, aquatic robot, ground robot, measurement science, robot test, robot test method, small unmanned aircraft systems sUAS, test and evaluation


Jacoff, A. , Candell, R. , Downs, A. , Huang, H. , Kimble, K. , Saidi, K. and Virts, A. (2017), Applying Measurement Science to Evaluate Ground, Aerial, and Aquatic Robots, Proceedings of the SSRR Conference, Shanghai, CN, [online], (Accessed June 25, 2024)


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Created October 12, 2017, Updated April 19, 2022