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Further Advances in Unmanned Marine Vehicles

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Editors: G. N. Roberts; R. Sutton
Publication Year: 2012

The previous volume Advances in Unmanned Marine Vehicles brought together eighteen chapters describing research and developments in unmanned marine vehicles (UMVs). It was observed that almost without exception research groups worldwide were developing and working on real UMVs which means that they are able to test, evaluate and re-evaluate their designs in relatively quick succession, thereby rapidly reporting new approaches, techniques, designs and successes. This rapid design-evaluation cycle is the prime mover for progress, not only for consolidating designs but also leading to new design ideas and innovation. Since its publication in 2006, Advances in Unmanned Marine Vehicles has proven to be a useful and popular source of reference. However, the rapid design-evaluation cycle means further advances have been made which need to be reported. Thus, the seventeen chapters contained in this volume cover further advances in autonomous underwater vehicles, remotely operated vehicles, semi-submersibles, unmanned surface vessels whilst operating autonomously and/or in co-operation with other types of UMV. This book will be of interest to undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers and industrialists who are involved in the design and development of UMVs.

Inspec keywords: sonar tracking; image fusion; SLAM (robots); time-varying systems; mobile robots; path planning; neurocontrollers; autonomous underwater vehicles; adaptive control

Other keywords: dynamic positioning system; multiple autonomous marine vehicles; unmanned marine vehicles; sonar-based simultaneous localization-and-mapping; hybrid glider; ROV LATIS; port-Hamiltonian control; next generation smart underwater vehicle; biomimetic underwater vehicle design concept; neural network-based switching adaptive control; fault-tolerant multisensor navigation system design; dynamic tracking system; vehicle-following; robotic fish

Subjects: Time-varying control systems; Self-adjusting control systems; General and management topics; Marine system control; Telerobotics; Computer vision and image processing techniques; Spatial variables control; Mobile robots; Neurocontrol

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