“Actually, this is more than a course. It is an experience in Marine Robotics“, João Tasso (LSTS FEUP)
The summer course on Marine Robotics is funded by the Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology (FCT) and organized by the Laboratório de Sistemas e Tecnologia Subaquática (LSTS) from the University of Porto and the AIR Centre. in cooperation with the H2020 EU Marine Robots Project, coordinated by LSTS.
The goal of the course is to provide a comprehensive overview of Marine Robotics with special focus on applications in ocean observation, underwater archeology and ecosystems mapping. There will be an equal emphasis on concepts and on practical applications. There will be 40 hours of lectures and 80 hours of a supervised research project. The course is simultaneously broad, providing a comprehensive overview of Marine Robotics, as well as deep, facilitating access to the open-source LSTS software tool chain and to the LSTS vehicles. The students are encouraged to make an impact in the area!
The syllabus includes: LSTS overview, robotic systems overview, models, sensors, communications, LSTS vehicles, LSTS tool chain, deliberative planning, planning and control systems, Atlantic journeys, introduction to underwater archeology, introduction to ocean observation, introduction to ecosystems mapping, and applications. More Information about the course will be soon posted.
Download here the introduction to the summer course.
Summer@LSTS 2020 program:
- August 7th, 2020, Explorations in AI for Maritime Robotics, Kanna Rajan, (LSTS FEUP).
- August 14th, 2020, PLOCAN: A dedicated infrastructure for autonomous ocean-vehicles base, Carlos Barrera (PLOCAN). Follow this link to watch the presentation on YouTube.
- August 20th, 1:00-2:00 PM UTC, Autonomous Marine Vehicles and their Applications in Operational Oceanography: Experience in Brazilian Waters, Leonardo Marques da Cruz (PROOCEANO). Follow this link to watch the presentation on YouTube.
- August 20th, 2:15-4:30 PM UTC (short interval by 3:30), Archaeology and Engineering, Fillipe Castro (Texas A&M University). Follow this link to watch the presentation on YouTube.
- August 21st, 2:30-3:30 PM UTC, Experiences using AUVs to do adaptive sampling and autonomy in the Arctic, Trygve Olav Fossum (NTNU). Follow this link to watch the presentation on YouTube.
- August 27th, 1:00 – 2:00 PM UTC, Autonomous Docking & Inspection Capabilities, Gerard Dooly (University of Limerick). Please register here for this session.
- August 27th 2:30-3:30 PM UTC, Katy Croff Bell (Founding Director, Open Ocean Initiative, MIT Media Lab and Fellow, National Geographic Society). Please follow this link to watch the presentation on YouTube..
- August 28th, 9:00-10:15 AM UTC, Eliana Silva Pereira (member of the Law of the Sea Research Group, CIIMAR). Please register here for this session.
We will soon post more information about the next sessions.
If you need any additional information please send an email to Jose Luiz Moutinho.