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.
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.
A stimulating combination of theoretical and practical issues, complemented with real demonstrations with acoustic networks and vehicles.
• 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
• 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
• Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) and Deep Ocean Vertical Profilers.