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
- Join the Marine Robotics TC Facebook Group or Google Group to connect with members and for recent updates on member activities.
- IROS 2012 Workshop on Robotics for Environmental Monitoring
- ICRA 2012 Workshop on Robotic Satellite Servicing