This paper is a neutral standard for testing robotics for usage in large volume applications. This will be followed by an oral presentation on real test results achieved to-date, given via a PowerPoint presentation at SAE Wichita 2010.The "state-of-the-art" in robot testing includes ISO:9283 "Manipulating industrial robots - Performance criteria and related test method." Previous practical work from M ₃ at Airbus UK is also used. These protocols focus on the performance of a robot fixed to the floor. The objective of this paper is to expand upon that work for robots on external axis to provide much larger working volumes as often required in the aerospace industry.This paper focuses on quasi-static applications only (i.e., drilling) covering the following topics: - Test criteria for the robot, - Localization methods to improve performance, - Process time implications from different localization methods.