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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.
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RSS 2014:
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.

IROS 2012 Workshop on Robotics for Environmental Monitoring

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.

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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).

Robotics and Automation Magazine: Special Issue on Marine Robotic Systems

Some of the co-chairs of the TC organized a Special Issue on Marine Robotics which appeared in the last issue of March 2010.

ICRA 2009 Workshop on Recent Developments in Marine Robotics

The TC organized a Workshop on Recent Developments in Marine Robotics at ICRA 2009 in Kobe, Japan. Approximately 30 people participated.