Workshop at IROS 2018 in Madrid, October 5th, 2018

 

Organizers

E. Zereik (contact)

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F. Bonsignorio 

 

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Objectives

The main objective of the proposed workshop consists in gathering together the Control engineering and science and Marine Robotics communities, allowing a productive exchange among people with different backgrounds. In particular, the aim is to let experts in advanced automatic control techniques and theory, more specifically focused on theoretical developments in the field, to present the recent advancements and new trends within theircommunity; at the same time, experts in marine robotics can present their current work and achievements, highlighting the currently unsolved problems and challenges in the advanced guidance navigation and control of the single marine platforms, as well as the challenges concerning the control of teams of heterogeneous robots.

Discussion among all these experts in various fields will foster the exchange of different perspectives and the birth of new ideas and research lines. The workshop schedule is foreseen in many rounds, each one planning the lectures by one Automatic Control expert and one Marine Robotics expert, followed by an open discussion in which lecturers and participants can exchange ideas on what they just listen to and pose new problems or challenges.

We hope to foster the exchange of different perspectives and the birth of new ideas and possible advancements in the fields. We are convinced that, by putting in touch the Marine Robotics and the Automatic Control communities, research in the two fields could strongly benefit from productive discussion and joint work of the two communities and that experts and students of both communities could learn a lot from each other. Collaboration among different actors in the two communities (reserchers, industrials, end-users..) has also the aim to speed up the technological transfer from science and research to industry, thus allowing effective and fast advancements of robotics in civilian everyday life applications. Moreover, participation of students and young researchers will help to understand the importance of the joined fields and to shape the new generations of scientists.

Objectives stated above will be pursued by addressing various currently relevant topics. Marine Robotics experts will deal with current challenges in their field and requirements for advanced guidance navigation and control systems of marine platforms. More specifically, faced topics will range from robots for deep ocean exploration,  persistent systems, biomimetics applied to marine applications, safety and effectiveness of marine platforms for the interaction with humans (e.g. divers) and from single to multi-vehicle systems, from fully to partiallysensorized vehicles and relative challenges for their control systems.

Automatic Control experts will face topics among which: control system problems in the interaction with humans and environment, advanced control of systems with uncertain dynamics working within uncertain environments,  embodiment and morphological computation, and the need of “orchestration control” for robots exploiting their morphology and physical dynamics, classical control with prioritized tasks for manipulation and intervention, as well as arm/vehicle motion coordination, self-organization of behaviours in soft robots.

 

The best contributions will be invited to submit to the new Frontiers in Robotics and AI Research Topic on Advanced Control Methods in Marine Robotics Applications, see here for more details:

https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/8839/advanced-control-methods-in-marine-robotics-applications.

 

Topics

  • Advanced Control Methodologies for Marine Robotics
  • Robot exploitation for (deep) ocean exploration
  • Embodiment and morphological computation, and the need of “orchestration control”
  • Biomimetics in marine robotics applications
  • Control system problems in the interaction with humans and environment
  • Self-organization of behaviours in soft robots
  • Persistent Autonomy through Learning and Adaptation
  • Multi-robot system control
  • Future trends in marine robotics

 

Program 

9:00 - 9:15 Welcome Message Enrica Zereik and Fabio Bonsignorio

 

9:15 - 9:45 Prof. Kristin Y. Pettersen Bio-inspired Articulated Autonomous Intervention Vehicles

NTNU, Norway

 

9:45 - 10:15 Prof. Luis Santiago Garrido Fast-Marching Algorithm Applications in Marine Robotics

UC3M, Spain

 

10:15 - 10:45 Sergey Lonshakov1, Aleksandr Kapitonov2, Alisher Khasanov1, Aleksandr Svistov1, Aziza Oripova2, Fabio Bonsignorio3

Marine Vessel with Blockchain Based Sensors Network for Environmental Monitoring.

1Airalab and 2ITMO University S.Petersburg, Russian Federation

3Heron Robots and The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy

 

10:45 - 11:00  Comments and First Session Wrap-up


11:00 - 11:30  Coffee Break

 

11:30 - 12: 00 Prof. Oussama Khatib The Age of Human-Robot Collaboration: Deep Sea Exploration

University of Stanford (USA)

 

12:00 - 12:30 Prof. Gianluca Antonelli Recent Advances in Underwater Manipulation within the DexROV European Project

University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (Italy)

 

12:30 - 12:45 Prof. Fabio Bonsignorio Marine Robotics as a Real-world Experimental Test-bed for Advanced Control Theory and Engineering

Heron Robots and The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy

 

12:45 - 13:30  Final Panel and Discussion

 

Support 

This workshop is supported by the IEEE RAS TC on Marine Robotics and by IEEE RAS TC-Pebras.

 

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