Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Standards for Rescue Robots

More than three dozen rescue robots were gathered at a testing site in Disaster City, Texas. The rescue robot exercise was held by The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to help develop a standard suite of performance tests for evaluating mechanical rescuers. The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorite sponsored this exercise at a testing facility that offers an airstrip, lakes, train wrecks and rubble piles. Establishing a standard for rescue robots is necessary to evaluate one model against others. Read the full story titled, "Rescue Robot Exercise Brings Together Robots, Developers, First Responders" at ScienceDaily.

1 comment:

Thom Blake said...

But establishing a standard for testing also encourages building robots that excel at the test, possibly trading off excellence at rescuing.