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RCTA capstone assessment
Author(s): Craig Lennon; Barry Bodt; Marshal Childers; Robert Dean; Jean Oh; Chip DiBerardino; Terence Keegan
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Paper Abstract

The Army Research Laboratory’s Robotics Collaborative Technology Alliance (RCTA) is a program intended to change robots from tools that soldiers use into teammates with which soldiers can work. This requires the integration of fundamental and applied research in perception, artificial intelligence, and human-robot interaction. In October of 2014, the RCTA assessed progress towards integrating this research. This assessment was designed to evaluate the robot's performance when it used new capabilities to perform selected aspects of a mission. The assessed capabilities included the ability of the robot to: navigate semantically outdoors with respect to structures and landmarks, identify doors in the facades of buildings, and identify and track persons emerging from those doors. We present details of the mission-based vignettes that constituted the assessment, and evaluations of the robot’s performance in these vignettes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 2015
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 9468, Unmanned Systems Technology XVII, 94680A (22 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2179817
Show Author Affiliations
Craig Lennon, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Barry Bodt, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Marshal Childers, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Robert Dean, General Dynamics Land Systems (United States)
Jean Oh, National Robotics Engineering Ctr. (United States)
Chip DiBerardino, General Dynamics Land Systems (United States)
Terence Keegan, General Dynamics Land Systems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9468:
Unmanned Systems Technology XVII
Robert E. Karlsen; Douglas W. Gage; Charles M. Shoemaker; Grant R. Gerhart, Editor(s)

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