ASTM WK54291

    New Test Method for Evaluating Ground Response Robot Maneuvering: Traverse Angled Curbs

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


    1. Scope

    The purpose of this test method, as a part of a suite of Maneuvering test methods, is to quantitatively evaluate a remotely teleoperated robots capability of maneuvering over angled curbs. The apparatus associated with this test method challenges specific robot capabilities in repeatable ways to facilitate direct comparison of different robot models as well as particular configurations of similar robot models. The suite of maneuvering test methods quantifies a corresponding set of elemental capabilities necessary for ground robot response applications. As such, the suite should be used collectively to capture the overall maneuvering performance. For this proposed standard, the robot is to be evaluated for maintaining stability during the specified maneuver. Systems with assistive capabilities or autonomous behaviors are not specifically rewarded in the performance metrics. However, any associated demonstration of improved operator/robot performance, efficiency, and/or survivability under test will be captured.


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    This 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. It can provide practice tasks that exercise robotic control, including on actuators, sensors, and operator control units (OCUs). It can also provide capability objectives for the involved subsystems on the robots.

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

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    Technical Contact:
    Ann Virts

    Draft Under Development