ROBUST Forth Semester Meeting
The ROBUST forth semester meeting was held at ISME Headquarters in Genova on 27-28 February 2018 with the participation of all the partners involved in the project. The participants planned the last 23 project months.
Forth ROBUST Newsletter Available
The forth issue of the ROBUST project newsletter is now available to download from the project website newsletter.
Carlotta Sartore starts working at ISME – Genova
Carlotta Sartore received the B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano in 2015 and the M.S. double degree in Robotics Engineering from the University of Genoa and from the École Centrale de Nantes in 2017, within the European Master in Advanced Robotics (EMARO) program. During such master, she spent one semester at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) in order to work on her final thesis project.
She is currently working as research assistant at the Department of Informatics, Bioengineering, Robotics and System Engineering (DIBRIS) of the University of Genoa.
Her main research interest are the development and control of robotic systems and human robot collaboration and interaction, with main focus on the software development aspect.
Haifa Conference on Mediterranean Sea Research
Kevin Köser from Geomar presented “Robotic Seafloor Mapping Opportunities for Deep Sea Mining (Impact) Assessment” in Haifa Conference on Mediterranean Sea Research: Marine Technologies. University of Haifa, Israel, November 16th, 2017
WP3 Automatic recognition of mining targets
MS4 from WP3 is achieved by Geomar and Coronis, they performed detection of Manganese Nodules using Deep Learning with Darknet Yolo on Pangaea Dataset*.
*Greinert, Jens; Schoening, Timm; Köser, Kevin; Rothenbeck, Marcel (2017): Seafloor images and raw context data along AUV tracks during SONNE cruises SO239 and SO242/1. GEOMAR – Helmholtz
Daniela De Palma starts working at ISME
Daniela De Palma received the Bachelor Degree in Automation Engineering and the Master Degree in Automation Engineering from the University of Salento, Lecce, Italy, in 2005 and 2008, respectively. She worked as Instrumentation and Control Engineer (2009-2012) at the engineering company Maire Tecnimont S.p.A., and as Analyst Developer at United Nations (2012-2013).
From 2013 she was with the Department of Innovation Engineering at University of Salento, Lecce, Italy, as a Ph.D student, and she received the Ph.D. degree in Information Engineering in April 2017.
In October 2014 she has been at the Institute for Systems and Robotics, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal for a research visit.
From 2016 she is a research collaborator of the Interuniversity Center of Integrated Systems for the Marine Environment (ISME). She is currently a Post-Doctoral Researcher with the Department of Innovation Engineering at University of Salento, Lecce, Italy.
Her research interests include modeling, control, navigation, and guidance of autonomous robotic vehicles, parametric identification, observers and estimation theory, nonlinear control and marine robotics.
ROBUST Third Semester Meeting / First Review
The ROBUST third semester meeting and firs review was held at TWI Headquarters in Cambridge on 6-8 September 2017 with the participation of all the partners involved in the project. The participants obtained the project feedback from the project officer Veronique Woule Ebongue and the tecnical reviewer Dr. Joerg-Thomas VÖGELE.
Third ROBUST Newsletter Available
The third issue of the ROBUST project newsletter is now available to download from the project website newsletter.
ROBUST Project presented at EMRA
Graham Edwards from TWI presented the ROBUST project at EMRA’17 (Workshop on EU-Funded Marine Robotics and Applications) held in Girona (Spain).
Second ROBUST Newsletter Available
The second issue of the ROBUST project newsletter is now available to download from the project website newsletter.
ROBUST Second Semester Meeting
The ROBUST second semester meeting was held at Laser Zentrum Hannover Headquarters in Hannover on 1-2 March 2017 with the participation of all the partners involved in the project. The participants also visited NeoLase Headquarters.
First ROBUST Newsletter Available
The first issue of the ROBUST project newsletter is now available to download from the project website newsletter.
ROBUST First Semester Meeting
The ROBUST first semester meeting was held at GEOMAR Headquarters in Kiel on 5-6 July 2016 with the participation of all the partners involved in the project.
The first semester meeting tackled the following points:
- Creation of 2 discussions groups about LIBS development and AUV development
- Management presentation (TWI)
- Dissemination presentation (CORONIS)
- Technical discussion based on the conclusions of both LIBS and AUV development groups
ROBUST Kick-Off Meeting
The ROBUST project Kick-Off meeting was held at TWI Ltd Headquarters in Cambridge on 3 February 2016 with the participation of all the partners involved in the project.
The Kick-Off meeting tackled the following points:
1- Overall Presentation of the Project (by Dr. Elias Chatzidouros – ALS Marine)
2- Presentation of the partner companies
3- Technical presentations about the partner capabilities and the developments they are carrying out over the duration of the project
4- Financial presentation (by TWI)
5- The rest of the meeting was devoted to a high level discussion about the scenario of the deep sea bed exploration of manganese nodules as well as the development of the AUV and the LIBS system.