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Standardized field testing of assistant robots in a mars-like environment

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posted on 2015-01-01, 00:00 authored by G Mann, N Small, Kevin LeeKevin Lee, J Clarke, R Sheh
Controlled testing on standard tasks and within standard environments can provide meaningful performance comparisons between robots of heterogeneous design. But because they must perform practical tasks in unstructured, and therefore non-standard, environments, the benefits of this approach have barely begun to accrue for field robots. This work describes a desert trial of six student prototypes of astronautsupport robots using a set of standardized engineering tests developed by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), along with three operational tests in natural Mars-like terrain. The results suggest that standards developed for emergency response robots are also applicable to the astronaut support domain, yielding useful insights into the differences in capabilities between robots and real design improvements. The exercise shows the value of combining repeatable engineering tests with task-specific application-testing in the field.

History

Volume

9287

Pagination

167-179

Location

Liverpool, Eng.

Start date

2015-09-08

End date

2015-09-10

ISSN

0302-9743

eISSN

1611-3349

ISBN-13

9783319224152

Language

eng

Publication classification

E Conference publication, E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2015, Springer International Publishing Switzerland

Editor/Contributor(s)

Dixon C, Tuyls K

Title of proceedings

TAROS 2015 : Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems 2015

Event

Department of Computer Science. Conference (16th : 2015 : Liverpool, Eng.)

Publisher

Springer

Place of publication

Cham, Switzerland

Series

Department of Computer Science Conference

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