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Performance Standards for Urban Search and Rescue Robots



Elena R. Messina


This article describes the motivation and approach for developing standard test methods for robots applied to urban search and rescue missions.  The work is being carried out by Task Group E54.08.01, which is within the Operational Equipment subcommittee under the Homeland Security Applications Committee of ASTM International.


standards, urban search and rescue robots, test methods, performance metrics


Messina, E. (2006), Performance Standards for Urban Search and Rescue Robots, -, [online], (Accessed April 20, 2024)
Created August 1, 2006, Updated February 19, 2017