22 May 2015 RCTA capstone assessment
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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.
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Craig Lennon, Craig Lennon, Barry Bodt, Barry Bodt, Marshal Childers, Marshal Childers, Robert Dean, Robert Dean, Jean Oh, Jean Oh, Chip DiBerardino, Chip DiBerardino, Terence Keegan, Terence Keegan, } "RCTA capstone assessment", Proc. SPIE 9468, Unmanned Systems Technology XVII, 94680A (22 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2179817; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2179817
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