AI Technology for Underwater Robots

  • Frank Kirchner
  • Sirko Straube
  • Daniel Kühn
  • Nina Hoyer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Underwater Robots: Challenges and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Daniel Motta, Leone Andrade, Luiz Brêda Mascarenhas, Valter E. Beal
      Pages 37-48
  3. System Design, Dynamics and Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-50
    2. Marc Hildebrandt, Kenneth Schmitz, Rolf Drechsler
      Pages 59-69
    3. Ralf Bachmayer, Peter Kampmann, Hermann Pleteit, Matthias Busse, Frank Kirchner
      Pages 71-82
    4. Dirk Wübben, Andreas Könsgen, Asanga Udugama, Armin Dekorsy, Anna Förster
      Pages 83-93
    5. Sebastian Bartsch, Andrej Kolesnikov, Christof Büskens, Mitja Echim
      Pages 95-103
  4. Intervention and Environment Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-106
    2. José de Gea Fernández, Christian Ott, Bilal Wehbe
      Pages 107-115
    3. Peter Kampmann, Christof Büskens, Shengdi Wang, Dirk Wübben, Armin Dekorsy
      Pages 117-124
    4. Kevin Köser, Udo Frese
      Pages 125-135
    5. Peter Kampmann, Ralf Bachmayer, Daniel Büscher, Wolfram Burgard
      Pages 137-144
  5. Autonomy and Mission Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-156
    2. Udo Frese, Daniel Büscher, Wolfram Burgard
      Pages 157-168
    3. Christoph Lüth, Nicole Megow, Rolf Drechsler, Udo Frese
      Pages 169-181
    4. Elsa Andrea Kirchner, Hagen Langer, Michael Beetz
      Pages 183-193

About this book


This book provides exclusive insight into the development of a new generation of robotic underwater technologies.
Deploying and using even the most simple and robust mechanical tools is presenting a challenge, and is often associated with an enormous amount of preparation, continuous monitoring, and maintenance.
Therefore, all disciplinary aspects (e.g. system design, communication, machine learning, mapping and coordination, adaptive mission planning) are examined in detail and together this gives an extensive overview on research areas influencing next generation underwater robots.
These robotic underwater systems will operate autonomously with the help of the most modern artificial intelligence procedures and perform environmental monitoring as well as inspection and maintenance of underwater structures. The systems are designed as modular and reconfigurable systems for long term autonomy to remain at the site for longer periods of time. New communication methods using AI enable missions of hybrid teams of humans and heterogeneous robots.
Thus this volume will be an important reference for scientists on every qualification level in ​the field of underwater technologies, industrial maritime applications, and maritime science.


AUV Artificial Intelligence Offshore inspection Underwater Navigation Machine learning AI navigation Robots for Environmental Monitoring robotic underwater systems robotic underwater technologies AI pressure sensors Autonomous underwater robots autonomous underwater vehicle

Editors and affiliations

  • Frank Kirchner
    • 1
  • Sirko Straube
    • 2
  • Daniel Kühn
    • 3
  • Nina Hoyer
    • 4
  1. 1.Robotics Innovation Center, DFKI GmbH and Robotic GroupUniversity of BremenBremenGermany
  2. 2.Robotics Innovation CenterDFKI GmbHBremenGermany
  3. 3.Robotics Innovation CenterDFKI GmbHBremenGermany
  4. 4.Robotics Innovation Center, DFKI GmbH and Robotic GroupUniversity of BremenBremenGermany

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