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Stepfield pallets are a fabricated and repeatable terrain for evaluating robot mobility. They were developed to provide emergency responders and robot developers a common mobility challenge that could be easily replicated to capture statistically significant robot performance data. Stepfield pallets have provided robot mobility challenges for the(More)
The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Robotics Collaborative Technology Alliance (CTA) conducted an assessment and evaluation of multiple algorithms for real-time detection of pedestrians in Laser Detection and Ranging (LADAR) and video sensor data taken from a moving platform. The algorithms were developed by Robotics CTA members and then assessed in field(More)
The Spoken Language Communication and Translation System for Tactical Use (TRANSTAC) program is a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) advanced technology research and development program. The goal of the TRANSTAC program is to demonstrate capabilities to rapidly develop and field free-form, two-way translation systems that enable speakers of(More)
Robots must possess certain sets of capabilities to suit critical operations such as emergency responses. In the mobility function, ground robots must be able to handle many types of obstacles and terrain complexities, including traversing and negotiating positive and negative obstacles, various types of floor surfaces or terrains, and confined passageways.(More)
More than 60 robot test methods are being developed by a team led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) with the sponsorship of U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These test methods are being specified and standardized under the standards development organization ASTM International. These standards are developed for the(More)
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