In parallel to the EMRA workshop, the SWARMs (Smart and Networking Underwater Robots in Cooperation Meshes) project consortium organised “Conference on Novel Solutions for Underwater Vehicles in Autonomous Sea Operations” on June 11th. The conference was co-hosted by the Centre for Robotics & Intelligent Systems (CRIS).
The primary objective of the SWARMs project is to expand the use of underwater and surface vehicles (AUVs, ROVs, USVs) to facilitate the conception, planning and execution of maritime and offshore operations and missions.
The conference topics included: development methodologies and novel designs for autonomous maritime missions, data modelling for underwater robotics vehicles, new solutions for sensors and processing algorithms for underwater environments, data processing, 3D mapping, landmark extraction, map matching and relocation, etc.
The event was free of charge and was open to the public.
More info on conference and the project can be found at www.swarms.eu