For hourly usage of the NERVE Center's test course resources, the university's Core Research Facility (CRF) system is used to reserve testing time. Up to two users may perform testing at the NERVE Center simultaneously.
For hourly usage of test course resources, the NERVE Center provides test courses, apparatuses, and environments to use for robot testing and operator training. Available apparatuses include standard test methods specified through ASTM E54.09 for response robots (mobility, maneuvering, dexterity, sensors) and ASTM F45 for industrial mobile vehicles (navigation, obstacle avoidance). Custom test apparatuses and environments can be fabricated for an additional fee.
Onsite testing at the NERVE Center is available as service use (NERVE staff assists to facilitate testing, collect data, record video, and generate report of usage) or self use (client conducts testing on their own). Offsite testing available with additional fees for travel and any costs for offsite location rental.
Costs for services listed below are for industry users. Please e-mail Assistant Director, Adam Norton - email: firstname.lastname@example.org - to inquire about government and academic rates. Before booking, e-mail to review test plans and scope.