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Key Objectives

To afford young researchers and systems developers a fast paced introduction to the core topics required to design, build, and operate single and multiple vehicles for commercial and scientific applications.

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Who Should Attend?

Engineering students (undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral), researchers working in marine science and technology, university lecturers and professors, representatives of governmental institutions, commercial operators, and other marine stakeholders.

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Distinguishing Features

A stimulating combination of theoretical and practical issues, complemented with real demonstrations with acoustic networks and vehicles.

Core Topics

• Marine science, technology and innovation
• Robotic Vehicles: Modelling and Simulation
• Introduction to Linear and Nonlinear Control Theory, Estimation Theory and Observer design
• Navigation, Guidance and Control of Autonomous Marine Vehicles
• Obstacle Detection and Avoidance, boundary mapping/source localisation
• Cooperative Motion Control and Planning

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• Vision and Sonar-based Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM)
• Non-conventional navigation systems using geophysical features
• Acoustic Networks
• Bio-inspired Marine Vehicles
• Intervention Vehicles: Robots and Manipulators
• Systems implementation using Robot Operating System (ROS) and Hardware-in-the-loop
  Simulations (HIL)
• Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) and Deep Ocean Vertical Profilers.

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