Workshop Program

Persistent Autonomy for Underwater Robotics
ICRA 2014 Workshop Program

Date: 2014/06/05
Location: Hong Kong, China




  • Opening – David Lane
  • Invited Speaker – José Pinto, Networked vehicle systems for persistent operations in marine unstructured environments
  • Kostas J. Kyriakopoulos, Motion Control for Persistently Autonomous Underwater Robotic Vehicles
  • Sangrok Jin, Jihoon Kim, Jongwon Kim, TaeWon Seo , Hovering underwater robotic platform with four tilting thrusters


10:30 – Coffe break



  • Invited Speaker – Ralf Bachmayer , Persistence issues of unmanned surface and underwater vehicles for harsh-envirionments
  • A. Carrera, G.C. Karras, C.P. Bechlioulis, N. Palomeras, N. Hurtos, K.J. Kyriakopoulos, P. Kormushev, M. Carreras , Improving a Learning by Demonstration framework for Intervention AUVs by means of an UVMS controller
  • Francesco Maurelli, Zeyn Saigol, David M. Lane, Cognitive knowledge representation under uncertainty for autonomous underwater vehicles


12:30 – Lunch



  • Invited Speaker – Gaurav Sukhatme: Persistent Autonomy: A Data-driven Approach
  • Zheng Zeng, Andrew Lammas, Karl Sammut, Fangpo He, Youhong Tang , Long-Range Path Planning for AUVs Exploiting Ocean Energy with Forecasted Currents
  • Petr Švec, B. C. Shah , I. R. Bertaska, W. Klinger, A. J. Sinisterra, K. von Ellenrieder , M. Dhanak, S. K. Gupta , Adaptive Sampling Based COLREGs-Compliant Obstacle Avoidance for Autonomous Surface Vehicles


15:30 – Coffe break



Panel discussion: research trends and future in marine robotics


16:50 – Closing


17:00 – End