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Autonomous urban reconnaissance ingress system (AURIS): providing a tactically relevant autonomous door-opening kit for unmanned ground vehicles
Author(s): David J. Shane; Michael A. Rufo; Matthew D. Berkemeier; Joel A. Alberts
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Paper Abstract

The Autonomous Urban Reconnaissance Ingress System (AURIS™) addresses a significant limitation of current military and first responder robotics technology: the inability of reconnaissance robots to open doors. Leveraging user testing as a baseline, the program has derived specifications necessary for military personnel to open doors with fielded UGVs (Unmanned Ground Vehicles), and evaluates the technology's impact on operational mission areas: duration, timing, and user patience in developing a tactically relevant, safe, and effective system. Funding is provided through the US ARMY Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and the project represents a leap forward in perception, autonomy, robotic implements, and coordinated payload operation in UGVs. This paper describes high level details of specification generation, status of the last phase of development, an advanced view of the system autonomy capability, and a short look ahead towards the ongoing work on this compelling and important technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 May 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8387, Unmanned Systems Technology XIV, 838712 (25 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.919251
Show Author Affiliations
David J. Shane, Boston Engineering Corp. (United States)
Michael A. Rufo, Boston Engineering Corp. (United States)
Matthew D. Berkemeier, Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (United States)
Joel A. Alberts, Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8387:
Unmanned Systems Technology XIV
Robert E. Karlsen; Douglas W. Gage; Charles M. Shoemaker; Grant R. Gerhart, Editor(s)

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