Work Item
ASTM WK75129

New Guide for Set of Objects used with A-UGVs

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; mobile robot


A-UGVs navigate, dock and/or perform other tasks within, for example manufacturing, warehouse, hospital, and other environments. Objects, (defined in F3200 as anything in the environment that is not infrastructure) and obstacles (defined in F3200 as static or moving object that obstructs the intended movement) are common within these environments. Objects can cause A-UGV challenges in navigation, docking, etc. where object detection systems must provide the highest level of performance to allow safe and productive vehicle use. ASTM Committee F45 surveyed the A-UGV community of manufacturers, users and researchers and determined that a relatively short list of objects are the most common objects that their vehicles must detect and avoid. The set of objects is described in the work item.

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


Developed by Subcommittee: F45.03

Committee: F45

Staff Manager: Nora Nimmerichter

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 12-08-2020

Technical Contact: Adam Norton

Item: 001

Ballot: F45 (22-01)

Status: In Balloting

Item: 001

Ballot: F45.03 (21-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item