Adam Norton

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University of Massachusetts Lowell

Adam Norton is the Associate Director of the New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation (NERVE) Center at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. His research interests include the test and evaluation of robot, human, and human-robot performance, and the development of metrics, test methods, and benchmarking tools for robots. Adam has developed metrics and test methods and led evaluations for autonomous industrial vehicles, robotic manipulators, exoskeletons, response robots, unmanned aerial systems, and human-robot interaction. His research has been funded by the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute, the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center (DEVCOM-SC), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR), among others. Adam is a voting member and developer of standard test methods in three standards committees: ASTM E54.09 Committee on Homeland Security Applications: Subcommittee on Response Robots, ASTM F45 Committee on Robotics, Automation, and Autonomous Systems (also F45 committee chairman and F45.03 A-UGV Object Detection and Protection subcommittee chairman), and ASTM F48 Committee on Exoskeletons and Exosuits.