Advanced Robotics Technology and Developments in Performance Measurement Standards

Thursday, November 16, 3:30 - 4:20 PM

Speaker(s): Roger Bostelman, MS

Room #: Mockingbird

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been researching various aspects of manufacturing robotics, in some cases stemming from military projects from the 1980s and beyond. This presentation will focus on NIST-led developments in robot cranes, healthcare robotics and, most recently, performance measurements of mobile manipulators.

Highlights of the NIST RoboCrane, the Home Lift, Positioning, and Rehabilitation (HLPR) Chair, and the novel performance measurement developments of six degree-of-freedom optical tracking systems and mobile manipulators will be discussed. The RoboCrane technology has been transferred to industry for Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear disaster cleanup and for de-painting aircraft. The performance measurement developments have led to performance standards with a new area currently underway towards performance standards for exoskeletons.