The New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation Center in the Fabric Discovery Center includes the following capabilities:

Testbeds, Equipment and Expertise in Robot Testing

  • Industrial manipulator systems testbed, evaluating grasping, assembly, and human-robot collaboration 
  • Autonomous industrial vehicles with test methods specified through ASTM F45 committee 
  • Exoskeleton evaluation of task performance contributing to ASTM F48 committee 
  • Evaluation of ground and aerial robots for urban search and rescue (USAR) and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), with test methods specified through ASTM E54.09 committee 
  • Mobile testing services for in-situ evaluation, logistics, and event facilitation