PROGRAMME

ABSTRACT

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Researchers and users of marine robotic technology are invited to EMRA2014. The workshop shall summarize current EU FP7 marine robotics research, and provide a platform for marine stakeholders to share their current technological challenges. For researchers, EMRA2014 will offer dissemination opportunities for existing work, and highlight new application areas for consideration in future work. For marine research stakeholders, EMRA2014 will offer novel approaches to solve marine challenges, and a platform for directing future research threads.

Welcome to EMRA’14, Rome, June 9-10, 2014

The underlying motivation of this new workshop is to increase the efficiency in orchestration and dissemination across EU marine research. We have observed a close coupling between individual FP7 projects and their intended application audience, yet many of the technologies developed are applicable beyond their motivating problem. Currently, for a marine technology stakeholder to fully digest EU marine research requires attending too many overly technical, and overly specific individual workshops. We hope EMRA2014 will condense an exciting range of cutting edge research developments into a single manageable event.

CADDY EU FP7
Cognitive Autonomous Diving Buddy

MORPH EU FP7
Marine robotic system of self-organizing, logically linked physical nodes

PANDORA EU FP7
Persistent Autonomy through Learning Adaptation Observation and Replanning

ARROWS EU FP7
Archaeological Robot Systems for the World’s Seas

These projects combine work from over 30 EU research institutions, and deal with AUV perception, decision making, human-robot collaboration, multi-robot, mapping, resilience and intervention.

PROGRAMME

9
JUNE 2014, Monday

08:30 – Registration
09:00 – Opening Talk
09.30 – CADDY Project Presentation,  Nikola Miskovic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
10.00 – T1.1:  Invited Talk – Nando Boero, National Research Council of Italy,
Challenges for Mediterranean Biodiversity
10.30 – Coffe Break
11.00 – T1.2: Invited Talk – Massimo Garbo, CNS International,
Current Trends in Commercial Diving and Robotics Development
11.30 – T1.3: Invited Talk – Alessio Turetta, GRAALTech, Italy,
FOLOGA and UMA: two stories from Research to Market
12.00 – Open Discussion
12.30 – Lunch

14.00 – MORPH Project Presentation, Antonio Manuel dos Santos Pascoal,
Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal
14.30 – T2.1: Invited Talk – Vegard Evjen Hovstein, Maritime Robotics, Norway
Unmanned systems for maritime operations – trends and opportunities
15.30 – Coffe Break
16.00 – T2.3: Invited Talk – Peter Weiss, COMEX,
From Sea to Space: Subsea robotics at COMEX
16.30 – Open Discussion

10
JUNE 2014, Tuesday

08:30 – Registration
09.00 – ARROWS Project Presentation, Benedetto Allotta, University of Florence, Italy
09.30 – T3.1: Invited Talk – Irena Radic Rossi, University of Zadar, Croatia,
The “Breaking the Surface” Workshop – A Path of Collaboration and Mutual
Understanding
10.00 – T3.2: Invited Talk – Justin Manley, Teledyne,
Advancing unmanned marine vehicle through networking and modularity
10.30 – Coffe Break
11.00 – T3.3: Invited Talk – Laura Gallimberti, ENI Norge, Norway ,
The Oil&Gas Industry Requirements for Marine Robots of the 21st century
11.30 – T3.4: Invited Talk – John Hale, University of Luisville, USA,
Mapping a Submerged Preclassic Maya Site in Lake Atitlàn, Guatemala
12.00 – T3.5: Invited Talk – Raffaele Grandi, L3 Calzoni, Italy
Research Activities in Maritime Robotics for Mobility and Manipulation: Industrial and Academic Perspectives
Claudio Melchiorri, University of Bologna, Italy
A Three-Fingered Cable-Driven Grippe for Underwater Applications
12.30 – Lunch

14.00 – PANDORA Project Presentation, Marc Carreras, University of Girona, Spain
Seyed Reza Ahmadzadeh, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
14.30 – T4.1: Invited Talk – Jeronimo Dzaack, ATLAS Elektronik,
Innovations for Maritime Security
15.00Coffe Break
15.30 – T4.2: Invited Talk – Sebastian Eckstein, Technische Universität Ilmenau,
Strategies for Robust Mission Planning of Distributed Maritime Systems
16.00 – Open Discussion

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Nikola Miskovic,
University of Zagreb
Croatia

Coordinator of CADDY project

Joerg Kalwa
ATLAS ELEKTRONIK Germany
Coordinator of MORPH project

David Lane
Heriot-Watt University United Kingdom
Coordinator of PANDORA project

Benedetto Allotta
University of Florence
Italy

Coordinator of ARROWS project

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

MASSIMO CACCIA

Institute of Intelligent Systems for Automation

(ISSIA-CNR), Italy

MARCO BIBULI

Institute of Intelligent Systems for Automation

(ISSIA-CNR), Italy

WORKSHOP SECRETARIAT (Institute of Intelligent Systems for Automation – ISSIA-CNR, Italy)

LOCATION

CNR PIAZZALE ALDO MORO, 7- ROMA

ACCOMODATION HOTEL
Please use “CNR” as promotional code when booking.

Villa San Lorenzo Maria,
Via dei Liguri, 7, Rome.

Ateneo Garden Palace,
Via dei Salentini 3, Rome.

Laurentia Palace Hotel
L.go degli Osci 65, Rome.

Globus Hotel
Viale Ippocrate, 119, Rome.

Canada Hotel,
Via Vicenza 58, Rome.

Galles Hotel,
Viale Castro Pretorio 66, Rome.