ABOUT

This is the 4th in a series of Marine Robotics Schools at NIO, Goa first organized in 2012. The positive feedback we received from students and faculty drawn from Indian institutions was extremely encouraging, to the extent that we continued to offer the school in 2013, 2015, and now in 2018 by inviting well known researchers and systems developers in marine technology working in Europe, USA, and Asia with the goal of making these schools unique from a theoretical and practical standpoint. Given the immense coastline encircling the Indian subcontinent, it is clear that practical Marine Robotics has the rich potential of energizing young smart minds in India, and from other parts of Asia and Africa. In this respect, the school aims to contribute to building bridges in marine robotics research, foster cross fertilization of ideas between marine science and technology, and give renewed impetus to outreach activities. It is also hoped that the Marine Robotics School will foster vibrant discussions among all participants and become the starting point for the definition of common R&D projects on an international scale.


The course covers a large spectrum of disciplines that are at the core of advance marine robotic systems design, implementation, and testing. As a key distinctive feature, we will afford the participants a well balanced presentation of theoretical and practical issues pertaining to marine robotic systems design. The conceptual aspects are firmly rooted in dynamical systems theory and optimization , and in techniques for navigation, guidance, and control of single and cooperative marine robots. The course will also cover the steps required to go from concept to practice, with hands-on experiments illustrating the use of hardware-in-the-loop simulation tools and the participation in demonstrations with underwater  vehicles developed at NIO. The school will also feature a series of lectures and demonstrations with real equipment devoted to Networked Acoustic Systems, with applications to multiple vehicle communications and single/cooperative navigation and control. The highlights of this year are :

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Interplay between Science and Technology

How Science and Technology go hand in hand: technology affords scientists new tools for ocean exploration and exploitation; scientific endeavors raise new challenges to marine systems designers.

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Lectures on Core Subjects

Lectures by recognized experts on theoretical topics that are at the core of marine robotic systems design, implementation, and operations at sea.

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Science, Technology, and Innovation

Presentations of recent successful developments on marine robotics and communications with a strong impact on science and commercial operations.

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Field Demonstrations

Demonstrations with marine robots and acoustic underwater networks.

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Lab Visits

Visits to NIO Laboratories.


ORGANIZED BY

The 4th Marine Robotics Courses is organised by CSIR- National Institute of Oceanography with the participation of LARSyS (Laboratory of Robotics and Engineering Systems)-IST-Univ. Lisbon, Portugal.

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PROGRAM CHAIRS

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Pramod Maurya

maurya@nio.org

National Institute of Oceanography
Goa, India

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Antonio Pascoal

antonio@isr.ist.utl.pt

IST, Univ. Lisbon, Portugal
Adjunct Scientist
National Institute of Oceanography
Goa, India


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

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Sanjeev Afzulpurkar

Chief Scientist
National Institute of Oceanography
Goa, India

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Antonio Mascarenhas

Senior Principal Scientist
National Institute of Oceanography
Goa, India

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Gajanan Navelkar

Senior Principal Scientist
National Institute of Oceanography
Goa, India

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Sadaf Ansari

Scientist
National Institute of Oceanography
Goa, India

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Anand Lokapure

Scientist
National Institute of Oceanography
Goa, India

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Nitin Dabholkar

Technical Officer
National Institute of Oceanography
Goa, India

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Shivanand Prabhudesai

Technical Officer
National Institute of Oceanography
Goa, India

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Prakash Mehra

Principal Scientist
National Institute of Oceanography
Goa, India

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Vijaykumar K

Senior Technical Officer
National Institute of Oceanography
Goa, India

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Agarvadekar Yogesh

Technical Officer
National Institute of Oceanography
Goa, India