Robotic Sailing 2013

Proceedings of the 6th International Robotic Sailing Conference

  • Fabrice Le Bars
  • Luc Jaulin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-12
  2. Hardware Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Cédric Anthierens, Elodie Pauly, François Jeay
      Pages 3-12
    3. Christoph Schröder, Lars Hertel
      Pages 13-24
    4. Olivier Ménage, Aymeric Bethencourt, Patrick Rousseaux, Sébastien Prigent
      Pages 25-36
    5. Kévin Bruget, Benoît Clement, Olivier Reynet, Bernt Weber
      Pages 37-50
  3. Energy and Power Management Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. J. Cabrera-Gámez, A. Ramos de Miguel, A. C. Domínguez-Brito, J. D. Hernández-Sosa, J. Isern-González, E. Fernández-Perdomo
      Pages 67-79
    3. Luc Jaulin, Fabrice Le Bars
      Pages 81-92
  4. Modeling, Simulation, Control, and Stability Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Hadi Saoud, Minh-Duc Hua, Frédéric Plumet, Faïz Ben Amar
      Pages 95-110
  5. High Level Control Architectures and Algorithms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Henrique M. P. Cabral, José C. Alves, Nuno A. Cruz, José F. Valente, Diogo M. Lopes
      Pages 137-148
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 149-149

About these proceedings


An autonomous sailboat robot is a boat that only uses the wind on its sail as propelling force, without remote control or human assistance to achieve its mission. This involves autonomy in energy (using batteries, solar panels, turbines...), sensor data processing (compass, GPS, wind sensor...), actuators control (rudder and sail angle control...) and decision making (embedded computer with adequate algorithms). Although robotic sailing is a relatively new field of research, several applications exist for this type of robots : oceanographic and hydrographic research, maritime environment monitoring, meteorology, harbor safety, assistance and rescue in dangerous areas...
Over the last decade, several events such as the Microtransat challenge, the WRSC/IRSC and SailBot have been set up to stimulate research and development around robotic sailing. These proceedings cover the current and future academic and technology challenges raised by the development of autonomous sailboat robots presented at the WRSC/IRSC (World Robotic Sailing Championship/International Robotic Sailing Conference) 2013, in Brest, France, 2-6 September 2013.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Fabrice Le Bars
    • 1
  • Luc Jaulin
    • 2
  1. 1.ENSTA BretagneBrest Cedex 9France
  2. 2.ENSTA BretagneBrest Cedex 9France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-02275-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-02276-5
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