Enabling factors for the boost of marine robots in real world applications

This workshop will take place at the The Third IEEE International Conference on Robotic Computing (IEEE IRC 2019) in Naples, Italy, February 25-27 2019.


The boundaries between Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics are becoming thinner, and an interdisciplinary approach is the way to address the complex challenges presented by the marine scenario. New computing approaches and sensor processing techniques such as machine learning are becoming more and more popular to analyze large datasets of sonar and underwater cameras. GPU computing has opened new possibilities for real-time sensing and processing of high data density sensors like Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS). Improved sensing, together with a higher degree of autonomy, is increasing the range of possible real world operations.
The workshop will explore these interconnections between the different fields with the aim to give an answer to the questions arisen by the Maritime Domain. We believe this will stimulate a large interest among the IRC 2019 attendees, both among robotics researchers and among scientists more interested in computing, sensing and AI topics. Please see the Call for Participation for specific topics of the Workshop.


Prof. Gianluca Antonelli, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio antonelli at unicas.it
Dr. Fausto Ferreira, Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) Fausto.Ferreira at cmre.nato.int
Dr. Gabriele Ferri, Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) Gabriele.Ferri at cmre.nato.int