Robotic Sailing 2017

Proceedings of the 10th International Robotic Sailing Conference

  • Kjell Ivar Øvergård
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Sails and Software for Autonomous Sailing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paul Miller, Carolyn Judge, Dylan Sewell, Sean Williamson
      Pages 3-17
    3. Paul Miller, Peter Hodapp, Ryan Pinch, Jessica Robinson, Camille Tiemann
      Pages 19-30
    4. Bruno Alves, Bruno Veloso, Benedita Malheiro
      Pages 31-38
    5. Francisco J. Santana-Jorge, Antonio C. Domínguez-Brito, Jorge Cabrera-Gámez
      Pages 39-54
  3. Navigation and Anti-collision Algorithms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Jordan Less’ard-Springett, Anna Friebe, Maël Le Gallic
      Pages 57-68
    3. Kjell Ivar Øvergård, Marius Stian Tannum, Per Haavardtun, Jens Kristian Berg Syversen
      Pages 81-91

About these proceedings


Robotic Sailing 2017. This book contains the peer-reviewed papers presented at the 10th International Robotic Sailing Conference which was organized in conjunction with the 10th World Robotic Sailing Championship held in Horten, Norway the 4th-9th of September 2017. The seven papers cover topics of interest for autonomous robotic sailing which represents some of the most challenging research and development areas.

The book is divided into two parts. The first part contains papers which focus on the design of sails and software for the assessment and predication of sailboat performance as well as software platforms and middleware for sailboat competition and research. The second part includes algorithms and strategies for navigation and collision avoidance on local, mid- and long range.

The differences in approach in the included papers show that robotic sailing is still an emerging cross-disciplinary science. The multitude of suggestions to the specific problems of prediction and simulation of sailboats as well as the challenges of route planning, anti-grounding and collision avoidance are good indicators of science in its infancy. Hence, we may expect the future to hold great advances for robotic sailing. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kjell Ivar Øvergård
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Maritime OperationsUniversity College of Southeast NorwayBorreNorway

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