Work Item
ASTM WK65141

New Guide for Combining A-UGV Standards

1. Scope

The scope of the committee shall be the development of standards for industrial/commercial robotics, automation, and autonomous systems (i.e.: terminology, practices, classifications, guides, test methods, and specifications). These standards are applicable to, but not limited to, automatic/automated/autonomous vehicles, robotic arms/manipulators, and the sensors used in these systems; for smart infrastructures, advanced manufacturing, logistics and other automation.

The Committee will encourage research in this field and sponsor symposia, workshops, and publications to facilitate the development of such standards. The work of this Committee will be coordinated with other ASTM technical committees and other national and international organizations having mutual or related interests.


Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV); mobile robot; navigation; docking; obstacle avoidance; communication impairment; environmental effects


This standard is needed to extend the complexity of current A-UGV standards where, for example, navigation may be combined with docking, obstacle avoidance, communication impairments, and environmental effects. It will be used to more closely match and test real world scenarios for A-UGVs. A-UGV manufacturers and users will use this standard.

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


Developed by Subcommittee: F45.02

Committee: F45

Staff Manager: Nora Nimmerichter

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 09-14-2018

Technical Contact: Adam Norton

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