The press release “Research in Underwater Robotics at CUT” about the end of the AQUABOT project has been published.

For further reading click here.

 

The AQUABOT team is happy to announce that the AQUABOT project conducted a Workshop/Information Event on 30/07/2015, Thursday. The event included an overview of the project, presentations of its objectives, aims, developed methodologies and main results of the project. The event flyer may be found here.

The event was held in the Pefkios Georgiades Amphitheater, at A. Themistocleous Bldg., Cyprus University of Technology, on 30th of July 2015, from 18:30 to 20:30 and was open to the public.

The google map tag to the building can be found here.

The event program:
6:30pm – 7:00pm Dr. Savvas G. Loizou. “The AQUABOT Project”.
7:00pm – 7:15pm Dimitris Kleitou. “Offshore Aquacultures in Cyprus”.
7:15pm – 7:45pm Christos Constantinou. “Image-based Sensing”.
7:45pm – 8:15pm Dr. Svetlana Potyagaylo. “Underwater Autonomous Navigation”. [pdf]
8:15pm – 8:30pm Discussions and questions.

The project and its preliminary results were presented at the second Women in Robotics Workshop during the 2015 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference (RSS) on 16 July, 2015, in Rome, Italy, by Dr. Svetlana Potyagaylo.

Potyagaylo presented the last results of the project including an online sensor fusion algorithm for state estimation and localization of a tethered underwater vehicle, control architecture of the AQUABOT robotic system, and navigation and coverage algorithms for aquaculture inspection and monitoring tasks.

An extended abstract of the talk can be found here.

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The project and its preliminary results were presented at the Persistent Autonomy for Aquatic Robotics: The Role of Control and Learning in Single and Multi-Robot Systems (PAAR) workshop during International Conference on Robotics and Automaton (ICRA) on May 30, 2015, in Seattle, USA.

The main focus of a spotlight talk and a poster displayed at the workshop was on investigation of the underwater vehicle drift due to actions of ocean currents. A way to feed-forward these effects into the control algorithms based on a two-stage approach was shown and demonstrated through simulation resultss for a scenario of vehicle stabilization around a point of interest on the fish net.

The extended abstract of the talk can be found here.

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On 9 Dec 2014, the AQUABOT project will participate in the ICT24 Brokerage Event and GA at Brussels Expo organized by euRobotics AISBL. This event aimed to bring together researchers and industry from the robotics field to meet and discuss ideas and network.

Poster_finalOn 9 Dec 2014, the AQUABOT project was presented at the ICT24 Brokerage Event and GA at Brussels Expo organized by euRobotics AISBL. This event aimed to bring together researchers and industry from the robotics field to meet and discuss ideas and network. Hundreds of participants from different countries across Europe have participated in the event.

At the event, a coordinator of the project, Assist. Prof. Savvas G. Loizou, and Dr. Svetlana Potyagaylo presented the project with a poster and a short teaser presentation describing the motivation, benefits and main capabilities of the proposed system.

The Information Event on the AQUABOT project as a part of the European Robotics Week was held on 27/11/2014. Several presentation describing the motivation and main preliminary result were given by participants of the project. The live demonstration showing the work of the remotely operated underwater robot VideoRay Pro IV and a novel combined laser-vision system was successfully carried out as well. The panel discussion with participation of several robotics and marine researchers highlighted main problems and features of aquaculture robotics in Cyprus and worldwide.

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The Information Event on the AQUABOT project as a part of the European Robotics Week will be held on 27/11/2014, Thursday. The event will include an overview of the project, brief presentations of its objectives and results obtained so far, live demonstrations, panel and free discussions. The event flyer may be found here.

Due to the space limitations of our lab, the participation in the event may be possible only with the registration process. The registration form may be downloaded from here and send back to registration@aquaculturebot.com.

The detailed agenda of the event can be found here.

The event will be held at the Mechanical and Materials Science and Engineering Department, Sykopetritis Building, Darwin & Simou Menardou Str., Limassol. A google maps link: Sykopetritis Building .

The AQUABOT team is happy to announce that the AQUABOT project will participate in the European Robotics Week presenting its last activities and results.

The Information Event on the AQUABOT project will be held on 27/11/2014, Thursday. The event will include an overview of the project, brief presentations of its objectives and results obtained so far, live demonstrations, panel and free discussions. The event flyer may be found here.

The participation in the event may be possible only with the registration process.

The press release “Research in Underwater Robotics at CUT” about the start of the AQUABOT project has been published.
For further reading click here.

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