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Current advancements on autonomous mission planning and management systems: An AUV and UAV perspective

Adham Atyabi, Somaiyeh MahmoudZadeh, Samia Nefti-Meziani
2018 Annual Reviews in Control  
As a result, UVs can now take part in more complex mission where continuous transformation in environmental condition calls for a higher level of situational responsiveness.  ...  Advances in hardware technology have enabled more integration of sophisticated software, triggering progress in the development and employment of Unmanned Vehicles (UVs), and mitigating restraints for  ...  [87] investigated heterogeneous task selection in multi-robot coordination.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.arcontrol.2018.07.002 fatcat:fq5q25mqgjhczjtojlganzrmue

First Publishable report

2020 Zenodo  
Deliverable of Workpackage 8 of ATLANTIS and provides an assessment of the project during the first year, in terms of the work plan, resources allocated, achievements and results, for al workpackages.  ...  EDP CNET, leader of the task T1.4, has drawn up all the regulatory specifications for robotic technologies with focus on their application in the offshore context.  ...  UdG 30, July, 2020 On time Submitted M2. 1 Requirements for the platform interfaces designed A document describing the architecture for interfacing heterogeneous robots in IMR activities  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5042896 fatcat:htb7pzlgc5dx7owolp7gerawki

Symbiotic System of Systems Design for Safe and Resilient Autonomous Robotics in Offshore Wind Farms

Daniel Mitchell, Jamie Blanche, Osama Zaki, Joshua Roe, Leo Kong, Samuel Harper, Valentin Robu, Theodore Lim, David Flynn
2021 IEEE Access  
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This research was funded by the Offshore Robotics for the Certification of Assets (ORCA) Hub [EP/R026173/1], EPSRC Holistic Operation and Maintenance for Energy (HOME) from Offshore Wind  ...  Farms and supported by MicroSense Technologies Ltd (MTL) in the provision of their patented microwave FMCW sensing technology (PCT/GB2017/053275) and decommissioned wind turbine blade section.  ...  To better manage dynamic situations for underwater missions, Carreno et al. proposed a Decentralized Heterogeneous Robot Task Allocator (DHRTA) algorithm [47] , [52] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3117727 fatcat:oqabgsb7wrbkjbntkzvftxyd4q

Symbiotic System of Systems Design for Safe and Resilient Autonomous Robotics in Offshore Wind Farms [article]

Daniel Mitchell, Jamie Blanche, Osama Zaki, Joshua Roe, Leo Kong, Samuel Harper, Valentin Robu, Theodore Lim, David Flynn
2021 arXiv   pre-print
for autonomous adaptive mission planning and situation reporting to a remote operator.  ...  To reduce Operation and Maintenance (O&M) costs on offshore wind farms, wherein 80% of the O&M cost relates to deploying personnel, the offshore wind sector looks to Robotics and Artificial Intelligence  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This research was funded by the Offshore Robotics for the Certification of Assets (ORCA) Hub [EP/R026173/1], EPSRC Holistic Operation and Maintenance for Energy (HOME) from Offshore Wind  ... 
arXiv:2101.09491v3 fatcat:wndjigo2gfaavksx5hxihfvjsm

Cooperative Acoustic Navigation Scheme for Heterogenous Autonomous Underwater Vehicles [chapter]

Xianbo Xiang, Lionel Lapierre, Bruno Jouvencel, Guohua Xu, Xinhan Huang
2009 Underwater Vehicles  
With this novel acoustic navigation scheme, it is possible for us to easily handle with heterogeneity in coordinated control task for underwater activities.  ...  As a group of coordinated multiple robots dealing with tasks provides flexibility, robustness and efficiency beyond what is possible with single robot, there is one attractive scenario for underwater activities  ...  Cooperative Acoustic Navigation Scheme for Heterogenous Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, Underwater Vehicles, Alexander V.  ... 
doi:10.5772/6719 fatcat:cqrggawpxzg7zox3zi4lza7rce

A project management issue of new technology developments: A case study on lack of human factors' attention in human–robot interaction

Knut R Fossum, Brit-Eli Danielsen, Wenche Aarseth, Stig Ole Johnsen
2018 Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part O, Journal of risk and reliability  
The paper reports on findings from a case study -a research and innovation project developing technology and concepts for human-robot collaboration.  ...  However, many engineering standards, methods and processes for addressing technical, human and organizational factors do not fully reflect this.  ...  Acknowledgements We thank the participants for their patience in discussions, inputs and response to questions and general open attitude towards the study.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1748006x17728601 fatcat:gov7gyidqfc6jbi4wli65kmgia

Cooperative Vehicle Environmental Monitoring [chapter]

Naomi Ehrich Leonard
2016 Springer Handbook of Ocean Engineering  
Further, methodologies for cooperative control of robotic vehicles in the ocean are readily adaptable to applications on land, in the air and in space; likewise, there is much to be learned from developments  ...  For environmental monitoring to be successful, physical, chemical, and biological variables must be measured across a range of spatial and temporal scales; in the ocean the monitoring strategy must also  ...  This will allow derivation of engineering models and provable design of strategies for well integrated human-robot teams in complex missions such as cooperative vehicles for environmental monitoring.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-16649-0_19 fatcat:kalusv72r5avnpw3nk7uetpwui

Final Program

2020 2020 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)  
This is the first time we have the honor to host ICUAS in Europe. The conference is organized in Athens, Greece. Athens is a magnificent location for such an international event like the 2020 ICUAS.  ...  In response to the Call for Papers, we received 327 contributed and invited session papers. This is the highest ever compared to all previous years.  ...  algorithm, with a k-d tree-based obstacle avoidance strategy and three-step optimization.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icuas48674.2020.9214039 fatcat:7jr6chhfija47kgtwoxqmfmmoe

Intervention AUVs: The Next Challenge

Pere Ridao, Marc Carreras, David Ribas, Pedro J. Sanz, Gabriel Oliver
2014 IFAC Proceedings Volumes  
While commercially available AUVs are routinely used in survey missions, a new set of applications exist which clearly demand intervention capabilities.  ...  These tasks are addressed nowadays using manned submersibles or work-class ROVs, equipped with teleoperated arms under human supervision.  ...  A team of two cooperative heterogeneous robots with complementary skills, an ASC (Autonomous Surface Craft) and an I-AUV endowed with a dexterous 7 DOF manipulator and a 3-fingered hand, was used to perform  ... 
doi:10.3182/20140824-6-za-1003.02819 fatcat:5hft5iutwzaznilde2emi3k2pq

Automated Self-Assembly of Large Maritime Structures by a Team of Robotic Boats

James Paulos, Nick Eckenstein, Tarik Tosun, Jungwon Seo, Jay Davey, Jonathan Greco, Vijay Kumar, Mark Yim
2015 IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering  
We discuss tools and strategies which address the practical challenge of developing software for dozens of interacting robots, all floating out of physical reach.  ...  We present the methodology, algorithms, system design, and experiments addressing the self-assembly of large teams of autonomous robotic boats into floating platforms.  ...  One future role for large teams of ASC is asset guarding, a mission emphasizing timely and efficient task allocation [12] , [13] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/tase.2015.2416678 fatcat:ppd2fm3tjfabrcijmwb6xz64mq

2020 Index IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems Vol. 50

2020 IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man & Cybernetics. Systems  
The Author Index contains the primary entry for each item, listed under the first author's name.  ...  -that appeared in this periodical during 2020, and items from previous years that were commented upon or corrected in 2020.  ...  ., +, TSMC Jan. 2020 182-192 Multiple-Solution Optimization Strategy for Multirobot Task Allocation.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tsmc.2021.3054492 fatcat:zartzom6xvdpbbnkcw7xnsbeqy

Volume 30 Issue 02 View Issue TOC Volume 30, No. 2 Satellites to Seafloor: Toward Fully Autonomous Ocean Sampling

Andrew Thompson, Yi Chao, Steve Chien, James Kinsey, M. Mar Flexas, Zachary Erickson, John Farrara, David Fratantoni, Andrew Branch, Selina Chu, Martina Troesch, Brian Claus (+1 others)
2017 Oceanography  
The primary conclusion of this study was the need to develop techniques that allow heterogeneous groups of robots to autonomously determine sampling strategies with the help of numerical ocean forecasts  ...  For the AUVs, plans were generated daily for both moving and stationary features and were provided to the AUV operational team for deployment.  ... 
doi:10.5670/oceanog.2017.238 fatcat:lvtkmtefqfgdbhm3kfyxuzztz4

Survey on Communication and Networks for Autonomous Marine Systems

Artur Zolich, David Palma, Kimmo Kansanen, Kay Fjørtoft, João Sousa, Karl H. Johansson, Yuming Jiang, Hefeng Dong, Tor A. Johansen
2018 Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems  
Their importance in providing new services in maritime environments is undeniable and the opportunity for coordinated and interconnected operations is clear.  ...  Abstract The rapid development of autonomous systems and Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) create new opportunities for maritime activities.  ...  The Research Council of Norway is acknowledged as the main sponsor of NTNU AMOS (Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems), grant number 223254, and the project Hybrid Operations in Maritime  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10846-018-0833-5 fatcat:kpvph4xw6zauxkpbc6hjwsk7ay

A verified hierarchical control architecture for co-ordinated multi-vehicle operations

João Borges de Sousa, Karl H. Johansson, Jorge Silva, Alberto Speranzon
2007 International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing  
A layered control architecture for executing multi-vehicle team co-ordination algorithms is presented along with the specifications for team behaviour.  ...  The master team controller, shown in detail in Figure 4 , consists of the parallel composition of three transition systems.  ...  In Team Reconfig the team executes a reconfiguration operation, which involves a re-allocation of roles.  ... 
doi:10.1002/acs.920 fatcat:mwwauupxijborjkulpbzfk7eby

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Estimates

Department Of Defense Comptroller's Office
2015 Zenodo  
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) FY2016 amounted to $2.868 billion in the President's request to support high-risk, high-reward research.  ...  FY 2014 Accomplishments: -Produced a cloud task allocation system that maximizes mission effectiveness in the context of current system loads without significantly increasing hardware costs.  ...  -Developed example circuits and circuit design block library for use by circuit design teams in initial heterogeneous integration foundry run.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1215366 fatcat:cqn5tyfixjanzp5x3tgfkpedri
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