By Raj Madhavan,Edward Tunstel,Elena Messina
To layout and improve able, accountable, and reasonable clever structures, their functionality needs to be measurable. Scienti?c methodologies for standardization and benchmarking are an important for quantitatively comparing the functionality of eme- ing robot and clever structures’ applied sciences. there's presently no accredited ordinary for quantitatively measuring the functionality of those platforms opposed to user-de?ned standards; and moreover, there's no consensus on what obj- tive evaluate tactics must be to appreciate the functionality of those structures. the shortcoming of reproducible and repeatable try out tools has precluded researchers training a standard objective from replacing and communic- ing effects, inter-comparing approach functionality, and leveraging prior paintings that can differently stay away from duplication and expedite know-how move. presently, this loss of unity in the neighborhood hinders growth in lots of domain names, comparable to m- ufacturing, carrier, healthcare, and protection. by way of supplying the study neighborhood with entry to standardized instruments, reference information units, and open resource libraries of strategies, researchers and shoppers should be capable of review the associated fee and be- ?ts linked to clever structures and linked applied sciences. during this vein, the edited publication quantity addresses functionality review and metrics for intel- gent structures, as a rule, whereas emphasizing the necessity and recommendations for standardized tools. To the information of the editors, there's not a unmarried e-book out there that's completely devoted to the topic of functionality review and benchmarking of clever systems.