US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Robotics Collaborative Technology Alliance 2014 Capstone Experiment

Report No. ARL-TR-7729
Authors: Marshall Childers
Date/Pages: July 2016; 62 pages
Abstract: This report highlights the capabilities demonstrated during the US Army Research Laboratory Robotics Collaborative Technology Alliance Capstone Experiment that took place during October 2014. The report succinctly presents the activities of the event and provides references for further reading on the specifics of those activities. Four capabilities were evaluated as part of distinct Integrated Research Assessments (IRA): Human Robot Interaction Modalities, Semantic Navigation and Perception, Search and Observation of Doorways, and Search and Grasping of Objects in an Indoor Environment. Five task-based assessments (TBAs) using various platforms were also conducted during this timeframe, which consisted of the following capabilities: Bracing to Reach and Grasp an Object, Detection and Climbing of Stairs, Leaping over a Span, Dynamically Feasible Motion Planning, and Terrain Aware Motion Planning. The results from the IRA and TBA events characterized performance and highlighted areas that call for continued and focused efforts in order to enable advancements in intelligence-based capabilities sufficient for the teaming of autonomous systems with Soldiers.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: July 1, 2016