SSF Maritim robotik

Published Feb 08, 2017

RPL is going to help develop new algorithms to allow autonomous underwater vehicles. AUV, to operate for longer times and distances with less human resources in a project financed by SSF.

RPL is going to help develop new algorithms to allow autonomous underwater vehicles. AUV, to operate for longer times and distances with less human resources. Currently operations with AUV's  have high requirements for crews, divers and ships to deploy and recover them. They are also limited to short duration missions.

In the new Swedish Maritime Robotics Centre (SMARC), funded by SSF and lead by KTH department of Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering (AVE), we will work on a number of important applications for society. These include climate change by sending AUV's many kilometers under ice shelves to collect data that is impossible to get otherwise (with researchers at University of Gothenburg and Stockholms University), blue growth by monitoring underwater cultivations (with Industrial Ecology, KTH), offshore monitoring (with MMT), and security (with SAAB).   

By automating the planing, deployment, operation and recovery of multiple AUV's we can dramatically increase the spatial and temporal resolution of the data on the rapid changes in the Earth System along coasts and in polar regions. To promote better use of the earth's resources in a sustainable way we must use the currently under utilized oceans.  

RPL will focus on the core capabilities for autonomy. These include the processing of sensor data to support automated decision making and navigation. Also we will find ways to optimise the cooperation between many autonomous agents.   

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