ASTM WK55681

    New Practice for Evaluating Ground Response Robot Logistics: System Configuration

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


    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice, as a part of the response robot logistics test suite, specifies the requirements of identifying and documenting the configuration of a robot system under test as well as the associated processes for doing it. The aspects to be included in such a configuration practice are the key dimensions and weights, the existent subsystems and key components, as well as the key timing requirements for setting up and maintaining the system. 1.2 This practice applies to ground, aerial, and aquatic response robot systems controlled remotely by an operator from a standoff distance appropriate for the intended missions. Such robot systems may further possess certain assistive features or autonomous behaviors. 1.3 Performing Location-This practice may be performed anywhere the specified apparatuses are implemented and environmental conditions are met. 1.4 Units-The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the standard. Both units are referenced to facilitate acquisition of materials internationally and minimize fabrication costs. 1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    This practice is developed specifically for response robots. The users include response personnel, robot developers, and robot researchers. This practice also serves as a general references for response operations. This practice may be applicable to other application domains. It can be used to ascertain operator proficiencies during training. It can provide practice tasks that exercise robotic control, including actuators, sensors, and operator interfaces. It can also provide performance objectives for the corresponding subsystems on the robots.


    abstain; autonomy; cache; counter person-borne improvised explosive devices; C-PBIED; counter vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices; C-VBIED; emergency responder; emergency response; hazard, IED; improvised explosive device; manipulator; OCU; operator control unit; operator station; repetition; robot; sensing; teleoperation; test suite; urban search and rescue; US&R; USAR

    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


    E54 (17-05)

    Ballot Item Approved as E3132-2017 and Pending Publication