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DHS/NIST Response Robot Evaluation Exercises

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Author(s)

Adam S. Jacoff, Elena R. Messina

Abstract

The Department of Homeland Security, through the Science and Technology Directorate Standards Program, is developing performance standards for robots applied to urban search and rescue (US&R). The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is leading this effort with collaboration from subject matter experts within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) US&R Task Forces and other response organizations, along with robot manufacturers and robot researchers intent on this application domain. NIST organizes events that bring emergency responders together with a broad variety of robots and the engineers that developed them to work within actual responder training facilities. These informal response robot evaluation exercises provide collaborative opportunities to experiment and practice, while refining stated requirements and performance objectives for robots intended for search and rescue tasks. This paper summarizes the experiences from recent exercises.
Proceedings Title
IEEE International Workshop on Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics (SSRR 2006) | | | NIST
Conference Dates
August 22-24, 2006
Conference Title
IEEE International Workshop on Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics

Keywords

performance metrics, response robots, robots, standards, urban search and rescue

Citation

Jacoff, A. and Messina, E. (2007), DHS/NIST Response Robot Evaluation Exercises, IEEE International Workshop on Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics (SSRR 2006) | | | NIST, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=823590 (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created January 8, 2007, Updated February 19, 2017