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Development of Visual Servoing-Based Autonomous Docking Capabilities in a Heterogeneous Swarm of Marine Robots

Anja Babić, Filip Mandić, Nikola Mišković
2020 Applied Sciences  
This paper describes the design, development, and testing of both hardware and software for a visual servoing-based system that enables agents within a heterogeneous marine robotic swarm to share energy  ...  The goal of this system is prolonging the active operational time of the swarm as a whole, allowing it to perform long-term environmental monitoring and data collection missions.  ...  [Google Scholar] [CrossRef] Babić, A.; Vasiljević, G.; Mišković, N. Vehicle-in-the-Loop Framework for Testing Long-Term Autonomy in a Heterogeneous Marine Robot Swarm. IEEE Robot. Autom.  ... 
doi:10.3390/app10207124 fatcat:ln4hwy5gira5ba7f32bpdcoiki

Cooperative Multirobot Systems for Military Applications

Nicholas R. Gans, John G. Rogers
2021 Current Robotics Reports  
Summary Robotics and autonomous systems are central to the long-term plans of the U.S. Military. Each service branch is pursuing research according to its mission and culture.  ...  Purpose of Review We seek to review recent and current research efforts by the US military in the field of robotics.  ...  Robotic systems are key components of long-term development planning across all service branches and in a diverse set of environments including battlefields on the land, in the sea, and in the air.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s43154-020-00039-w fatcat:kkoht6hcsfh7jp2xuawwa2etga

Current trends in the development of intelligent unmanned autonomous systems

Tao Zhang, Qing Li, Chang-shui Zhang, Hua-wei Liang, Ping Li, Tian-miao Wang, Shuo Li, Yun-long Zhu, Cheng Wu
2017 Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering  
Furthermore, we classify the relevant technologies into seven areas, including AI technologies, unmanned vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles, service robots, space robots, marine robots, and unmanned workshops  ...  This paper introduces the trends in the development of intelligent unmanned autonomous systems by summarizing the main achievements in each technological platform.  ...  Long endurance marine robots A typical application for marine robots is to observe the ocean and collect all kinds of scientific data.  ... 
doi:10.1631/fitee.1601650 fatcat:rrhhym5waff7renjujhq7ovvdm

A Survey on Intermediation Architectures for Underwater Robotics

Xin Li, José-Fernán Martínez, Jesús Rodríguez-Molina, Néstor Martínez
2016 Sensors  
This provides a starting ground for the development of a middleware architecture for underwater robotics capable of dealing with these issues. ' CLARAty [11] is defined as a framework both generic and  ...  Currently, there is a plethora of solutions regarding interconnectivity and interoperability for networked robots so that they will fulfill their purposes in a coordinated manner.  ...  Acknowledgments: This survey has been done as part of the work that is being undertaken for the SWARMs (Smart and Networking Underwater Robots in Cooperation Meshes) research project (ECSEL project number  ... 
doi:10.3390/s16020190 pmid:26861321 pmcid:PMC4801567 fatcat:lgp5hco4nzfgpfzkhpiyctrmeq

Designing Robots for the Battlefield: State of the Art [chapter]

Bruce A. Swett, Erin N. Hahn, Ashley J. Llorens
2021 Robotics, AI, and Humanity  
This paper examines the current use of AI-robots on the battlefield and offers a framework for understanding AI and AI-robots.  ...  AbstractThere is currently a global arms race for the development of artificial intelligence (AI) and unmanned robotic systems that are empowered by AI (AI-robots).  ...  Safe Testing of Autonomy in Complex Interactive Environments JHU/APL is the lead developer of the Safe Testing of Autonomy in Complex Interactive Environments (TACE) program for the Test Resource Management  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-54173-6_11 fatcat:xeaw5sc7fbgw3bpbflxbrjyhb4

Simulation of autonomous systems in the extended marine domain

Alberto Tremori, Matteo Agresta, Angelo Ferrando
2016 International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling  
Angelo Ferrando was a Consultant for MAST and member of the Simulation Team.  ...  The paper proposes an experimentation over a scenario developed for the maritime context that uses an innovative simulator.  ...  The delivery of a joint interoperable framework for autonomous systems in the marine domain drives therefore the need of encompassing several integrated elements, such as vehicle-to-vehicle communication  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijspm.2016.075077 fatcat:qy2j7lzgubh5lawsuonlktbrau

Interoperability Among Unmanned Maritime Vehicles: Review and First In-field Experimentation

Riccardo Costanzi, Davide Fenucci, Vincenzo Manzari, Michele Micheli, Luca Morlando, Daniele Terracciano, Andrea Caiti, Mirko Stifani, Alessandra Tesei
2020 Frontiers in Robotics and AI  
In the long-term, a clear interoperability framework between unmanned systems, human operators, and legacy platforms will be crucial for effective joint operations planning and execution.  ...  A perspective for the interoperability in marine robotics missions emerges in the paper, through a discussion of current capabilities, in-field experience and future advanced technologies unique to UMVs  ...  The final demonstration in the Atlantic Ocean involved ten heterogeneous vehicles but all the technologies designed during the project were conceived and implemented with a specific long term vision: underwater  ... 
doi:10.3389/frobt.2020.00091 pmid:33501258 pmcid:PMC7805912 fatcat:brkwnl6bufd2vgqj3hgnoh2k7m

Collaborative Multi-Robot Systems for Search and Rescue: Coordination and Perception [article]

Jorge Peña Queralta, Jussi Taipalmaa, Bilge Can Pullinen, Victor Kathan Sarker, Tuan Nguyen Gia, Hannu Tenhunen, Moncef Gabbouj, Jenni Raitoharju, Tomi Westerlund
2020 arXiv   pre-print
SAR operations encompass a wide variety of environments and situations, and therefore heterogeneous and collaborative multi-robot systems can provide the most advantages.  ...  In this paper, we review and analyze the existing approaches to multi-robot SAR support, from an algorithmic perspective and putting an emphasis on the methods enabling collaboration among the robots as  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT This research work is supported by the Academy of Finland's AutoSOS project (Grant No. 328755).  ... 
arXiv:2008.12610v1 fatcat:hq5lqtnsoreapjm4dpgg4z5xki

The grand challenges ofScience Robotics

Guang-Zhong Yang, Jim Bellingham, Pierre E. Dupont, Peer Fischer, Luciano Floridi, Robert Full, Neil Jacobstein, Vijay Kumar, Marcia McNutt, Robert Merrifield, Bradley J. Nelson, Brian Scassellati (+5 others)
2018 Science Robotics  
One of the ambitions of Science Robotics is to deeply root robotics research in science while developing novel robotic platforms that will enable new scientific discoveries.  ...  Of our 10 grand challenges, the first 7 represent underpinning technologies that have a wider impact on all application areas of robotics.  ...  In particular, we thank H. Choset, P. Dario, P. Fiorini, T. Fukuda, D. Leff, and S. Russell, who provided detailed comments, review, and original materials for this article.  ... 
doi:10.1126/scirobotics.aar7650 pmid:33141701 fatcat:ier3exhbkvauhjd2uhgagtxjde

Collaborative Multi-Robot Search and Rescue: Planning, Coordination, Perception and Active Vision

Jorge Pena Queralta, Jussi Taipalmaa, Bilge Can Pullinen, Victor Kathan Sarker, Tuan Nguyen Gia, Hannu Tenhunen, Moncef Gabbouj, Jenni Raitoharju, Tomi Westerlund
2020 IEEE Access  
ACKNOWLEDGMENT This research work is supported by the Academy of Finland's AutoSOS project (Grant No. 328755).  ...  Long-term autonomy and embedded intelligence on the robots for decisionmaking without human supervision are some of the key research directions in this area in terms of multi-robot systems. C.  ...  In dense urban environments, lidar-based odometry is the only viable solution for long-term autonomy if high-accuracy localization is required [115] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.3030190 fatcat:exigopjplzgfzlghxvr7s3l3di

Table of Contents

2020 IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters  
Chen 4431 Vehicle-in-the-Loop Framework for Testing Long-Term Autonomy in a Heterogeneous Marine Robot Swarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  ...  Kataoka 4743 Collaborative Mission Planning for Long-Term Operation Considering Energy Limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  ... 
doi:10.1109/lra.2020.3007680 fatcat:mdynlxjpv5hi7h2pvu4c3md2de

From Automation System to Autonomous System: An Architecture Perspective

Hualong Chen, Yuanqiao Wen, Man Zhu, Yamin Huang, Changshi Xiao, Tao Wei, Axel Hahn
2021 Journal of Marine Science and Engineering  
Firstly, the autonomy and autonomous systems in different fields are summarized.  ...  Autonomy is the core capability of future systems, and architecture design is one of the critical issues in system development and implementation.  ...  Acknowledgments: Thank you to all those who have contributed to the research. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/jmse9060645 fatcat:222j37snondr5nfdmek4mngwze

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.  ...  We also have four plenary Lectures in which the keynote speakers address pressing, and important issues related to autonomy, and several aspects of unmanned aviation.  ...  In this paper, a distributed prescribed performance formation control for 3-degree of freedom (3-DOF) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is presented.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icuas48674.2020.9214039 fatcat:7jr6chhfija47kgtwoxqmfmmoe

2020 Index IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters Vol. 5

2020 IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters  
., +, LRA April 2020 2357-2364 Marine control Vehicle-in-the-Loop Framework for Testing Long-Term Autonomy in a Heterogeneous Marine Robot Swarm.  ...  Sandstrom, R., +, LRA Oct. 2020 6161-6168 Vehicle-in-the-Loop Framework for Testing Long-Term Autonomy in a Heterogeneous Marine Robot Swarm.  ... 
doi:10.1109/lra.2020.3032821 fatcat:qrnouccm7jb47ipq6w3erf3cja

Underwater Robots Part I: Current Systems and Problem Pose [chapter]

Lapierre Lionel
2006 Mobile Robots: towards New Applications  
Moreover, manipulation is a complex task that involves a high degree of autonomy, which imposes for the moment to keep the operator in the decision and control loop.  ...  The Australian Institute of Marine Sciences is carrying out a survey project for Reef Management, designed to provide long-term quantitative data about corals, algae and marine life over the extent of  ...  objective is to cast the specificities of the underwater phenomena into a mathematical framework, which allows for predicting the system dynamic behaviour; in order to guide the control design and compute  ... 
doi:10.5772/4697 fatcat:jtwf3kpdg5dhjc5pui6ilhi46u
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