West Virginia University USA
Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute, South Korea
Ryan N. Smith
Fort Lewis College, USA
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Recent Activities of the Technical Committee
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IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine: Marine Robotics TC Spotlight Article
One of the first successful autonomous, under-ice missions.
We reached the bottom of the Mariana Trench with James Cameron. Check out the documentary "James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge 3D" on IMAX.
Published Book: Introduction to Autonomous Manipulation
by: Giacomo Marani, Junku Yuh
The book provides an extensive tract on autonomous manipulation for intervention tasks in unstructured environments. After presenting the theoretical foundations for kinematic and dynamic modeling as well as task-priority based kinematic control of multi-body systems, the work is focused on one of the most advanced underwater vehicle-manipulator system, SAUVIM (Semi-Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for Intervention Missions).
Published Book Chapter: 2nd edition of Handbook of Robotics, Chapter 25. Design of Underwater Robot.
by: Hyun-Taek Choi, J. Yuh.
This book was introduced at the ICRA 2014 Conference in Hong Kong, and the 2nd version of the Handbook will be released soon.
A demonstration of the yShark2 vehicle was peroformed at the Workshop on Korea Unmanned Underwater Vehicle in September 2013. Members of the TC on Marine Robotics led the design and development of yShark2.
Workshop on Autonomous Control, Adaptation, and Learning for Underwater Vehicles
Workshop on Robotic Monitoring
We sponsored two workshops on Marine Robotics at the RSS 2014 conference in Berkeley, CA USA.
ICRA 2014 Workshop on Persistent Autonomy for Marine Robotics
The workshop was co-organised by the EU FP7 project PANDORA and the IEEE Technical Committee on Robot Learning, and was sponsored by the IEEE Technical Committee on Marine Robotics.
We sponsored the Workshop on Robotics for Environmental Monitoring at the IROS 2012 conference in Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal.
ICRA 2012 Workshop on Robotic Satellite Servicing
The Workshop on Robotic Satellite Servicing at ICRA 2012 in St. Paul, Minnesota discussed some topics relevant to marine robotics, specifically, underwater intervention.
RSS 2012 Workshop on Robotics for Environmental Monitoring
We sponsored the Workshop on Robotics for Environmental Monitoring at RSS in Sydney, Australia.
IROS 2011 Special Symposium on Marine Robotics
We hosted a Special Symposium on Marine Robotics at IROS 2011 in San Francisco, California.
IROS 2011 Workshop on Robotics for Environmental Monitoring
We were a sponsor of the Workshop on Robotics for Environmental Monitoring held at IROS 2011 in San Francisco, California.
RSS 2011 Marine Robotics Workshop
We held a Marine Robotics Workshop at RSS 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
Journal of Intelligent Service Robotics: Special Issue on Marine Robotics Systems
The Journal of Intelligent Service Robotics published a 2011 Special Issue on Marine Robotics.
ICRA 2010 Invited Session
An invited session at ICRA 2010 was organized by the TC jointly with Jason Stack and Thomas Wettergren from the US Navy. The session received 20 submissions of which 12 have been accepted (60% of submitted papers).
Some of the co-chairs of the TC organized a Special Issue on Marine Robotics which appeared in the last issue of March 2010.
The TC organized a Workshop on Recent Developments in Marine Robotics at ICRA 2009 in Kobe, Japan. Approximately 30 people participated.
Recently, Marine Robotics has grown from nascent navigation and control algorithms for underwater and surface vehicles, to powered autonomous underwater vehicles routinely able to dive beyond 6000 meters. We have seen underwater gliders cross the Atlantic Ocean and unmanned surface platforms (Wave Gliders) cross the Pacific.
Marine Robotics as a field is set up to make a major contribution to understanding large scale societal problems. Emerging marine robotic developments will afford scientists advanced tools to explore and exploit the oceans at an unprecedented scale, in a sustainable manner. The Marine Robotics Technical Committee fosters research in these areas and seeks to bring this research to the forefront of the broader robotics community.
Priority research areas:
- Actuation and Sensing Systems
- Guidance, Navigation and Control
- Mission Control Systems
- Multi-Vehicle Coordination
- Networked Vehicles
- Outreach and Engagement
- Grand Challenges
- Persistent Monitoring
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- 2016 Marine Robotics Research Summer School at Harvey Mudd College
- ICRA 2016 Workshop on Long-Term Autonomy: The Challenges of! Building “Power-On-and-Go” Systems
- IROS 2015 Workshop on Bioinspired Underwater Robotics
- IROS 2015 Workshop on On-line Decision-Making in Multi-Robot Coordination
- ICRA 2015 Workshop on Persistent Autonomy for Aquatic Robotics: the Role of Control and Learning in Single and Multi-Robot Systems
- RSS 2014 Workshop on Autonomous Control, Adaptation, and Learning for Underwater Vehicles
- RSS 2014 Workshop on Robotic Environmental Monitoring
- RSS 2013 Workshop on Robots for Environmental Monitoring
- IROS 2012 Workshop on Robotics for Environmental Monitoring
- ICRA 2012 Workshop on Robotic Satellite Servicing