Accession Number : ADA621666


Title :   An Integrated Assessment of Progress in Robotic Perception and Semantic Navigation


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1-31 Oct 2014


Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Lennon, Craig ; Bodt, Barry ; Childers, Marshal ; Oh, Jean ; Suppe, Arne ; Navarro-Serment, Luis ; Dean, Robert ; Keegan, Terrence ; Diberardino, Chip ; Zhu, Menglong


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a621666.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 48


Abstract : The US 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 2014, the RCTA assessed progress toward 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. This report presents assessment results of each of these capabilities, evaluated separately but as a component of an integrated system.


Descriptors :   *ROBOTS , ARMY PERSONNEL , ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE , HUMANS , NAVIGATION , PERCEPTION , ROBOTICS , SEMANTICS , TRACKING


Subject Categories : Bionics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE