Theory and Control Systems

Marine Robotics
Marine robotics deals with the problems of designing and realizing robotic vehicles and systems for exploration of and intervention in the marine environment. Main topics concern the development of:
  • automatic navigation, guidance and control systems for unmanned underwater and surface vehicles;
  • sensors and signal processing procedures;
  • actuators and devices for marine applications.
The research aims at designing and constructing highly innovative, versatile, integrated surface/underwater robotic systems, capable of performing autonomously complex survey and intervention missions. sApplications in the areas of underwater archaeology, marine biology and off-shore industry are currently investigated in the framework of several national and international cooperation.
Laboratory: LabMACS, at DII
Contact PersonGiuseppe Conte
  • ISME – Centro Interuniversitario Sistemi Integrati per l’Ambiente Marino
  • IIT
  • CNR
  • Sovrintendenza Beni Archeologici Toscana
  • University of Zagreb
  • Università di Gerona
  • Istituto Superior Tecnico
  • CNRS Marsiglia
  • VideoRay
  • FP6 European Project NEWTON-Upgrade 2007-2009
  • FP6 European Project VENUS - Virtual Exploration of Underwater Archaeological Sites 2008-2010
  • FP6 European Project CURE 2009-2011