Measuring Robot Performance in Real-Time for NASA Robotic Recon Operations

Debra Schreckenghost, Terrence W. Fong, Tod Milam, and Hans Utz
Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems Workshop, September, 2009.


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Abstract
Technical advances since Apollo make it possible to perform robotic reconnaissance to gain a better understanding of lunar sites prior to human exploration. NASA is conducting analog field tests to investigate these operations concepts with advanced robots and simulated flight operations. We have developed robot performance monitoring software for use during robotic reconnaissance operations. We measure robot performance by monitoring robot data in real-time and computing robot performance metrics from that data. Metrics are computed for two regimes of flight operations: remote supervision of autonomous robot operations and debrief support after a flight operations shift. In this paper we describe our performance monitoring software, define the metrics we compute, discuss how these metrics are used in flight operations, and summarize results from recent field tests.

Keywords
planetary exploration, ground control, metrics, space robotics

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Text Reference
Debra Schreckenghost, Terrence W. Fong, Tod Milam, and Hans Utz, "Measuring Robot Performance in Real-Time for NASA Robotic Recon Operations," Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems Workshop, September, 2009.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Fong_2009_6468,
   author = "Debra Schreckenghost and Terrence W Fong and Tod Milam and Hans Utz",
   title = "Measuring Robot Performance in Real-Time for NASA Robotic Recon Operations",
   booktitle = "Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems Workshop",
   month = "September",
   year = "2009",
}