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Experiences in Deploying Test Arenas for Autonomous Mobile Robots
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has created a set of reference test arenas for evaluating the performance of mobile autonomous robots performing urban search and rescue tasks. TheExpand
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Search and Rescue Robotics
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In order to summarize the status of rescue robotics, this chapter will cover the basic characteristics of disasters and their impact on robotic design, describe the robots actually used in disasters to date, promising robot designs (e.g., robot teams or swarms, sensor networks), methods of evaluation in benchmarks for rescue Robotics, and conclude with a discussion of the fundamental problems and open issues facing rescue robotics. Expand
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High Fidelity Tools for Rescue Robotics: Results and Perspectives
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We introduce USARSim, a high fidelity robot simulation tool which supports development of advanced robotic capabilities in complex environments such as those found in the urban search and rescue domain. Expand
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Evolution of a Performance Metric for Urban Search and Rescue Robots (2003)
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This paper discusses the advancement and proliferation of the Reference Test Arenas for Urban Search and Rescue Robots as representative search and rescue environments, which allow objective performance evaluation of mobile robot capabilities. Expand
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Test arenas and performance metrics for urban search and rescue robots
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In this paper, we discuss the development and proliferation of robot test arenas that provide tangible, realistic, and challenging environments for mobile robot researchers interested in urban search and rescue applications and other unstructured environments. Expand
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A Standard Test Course for Urban Search and Rescue Robots
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Applications of the NIST ROBOCRANE.
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The Robot Systems Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has recently been experimenting with a variety of applications for the NIST ROBOCRANE. Expand
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Performance standards for urban search and rescue robots
In this paper, we describe work in performance standards for urban search and rescue (USAR) robots begun in 2004 by the Department of Homeland Security. This program is being coordinated by theExpand
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Design and workspace analysis of a 6-6 cable-suspended parallel robot
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This paper attempts to tackle some aspects of optimal design of a 6DOF cable robot by addressing the variations of the workspace volume and the accuracy of the robot using different geometric configurations, different sizes and orientations of MP. Expand
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RoboCup 2005: Robot Soccer World Cup IX
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Award Winning Papers Scientific Award.- Using the Max-Plus Algorithm for Multiagent Decision Making in Coordination Graphs.- Real-Time Diagnosis and Repair of Faults of Robot Control Software. Expand
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