ASTM WK54283

    New Test Method for Evaluating Ground Response Robot Manipulation: Place Object

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    Developed by Subcommittee: E54.09 | Committee E54 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    The purpose of this proposed standard test method, as a part of a suite of robotic manipulation test methods, is to quantitatively evaluate a remotely teleoperated robots capability of conducting a Place Object task. This proposed standard, including its procedure and apparatuses, is specified in a way that can differentiate the proposed capability, efficiency, and/or survivability under test. As such, this proposed standard challenges the robot capability in repeatable ways to facilitate direct comparisons among different robot models as well as particular configurations of similar robot models. The suite of manipulation test methods quantifies a corresponding set of elemental capabilities necessary for ground robot response applications. Therefore, the suite should be used collectively to capture the overall manipulation capabilities. For this proposed standard, the target locations for the object placement are horizontal. The objects are notional representations of mineral water bottles and X-Ray panels, which are essential in the counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) types of applications. The proposed standardization includes the apparatuses, task procedure, and metric. Additional test methods will be developed within the suite to fully address robot manipulation capabilities. Systems with assistive capabilities or autonomous behaviors are not specifically rewarded in the performance metrics. What will be captured is the tested capability.

    This standard test method is to be developed to address the needs from response operations. However, it may be applicable to additional application domains. It can be used for the associated training purposes. This standard test method can provide practice tasks that exercise respective robotic control. This standard test method can also provide capability objectives for the involved subsystems on the robots.


    C-IED, counter-IED, Emergency, human system interaction, improvised explosive device, IED, manipulation, mineral water bottle, operator control unit, OCU, place object, remote teleoperation, responder, response, robot, robot task, test suite, urban search and rescue, US&R, X-Ray panel

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Hui-Min Huang

    Draft Under Development