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Robotic Sailing 2016

Proceedings of the 9th International Robotic Sailing Conference

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  • Presents recent research in robotic sailing

  • Contains the proceedings of the 9th International Robotic Sailing Conference held in Viana do Castelo, Portugal - September 5-10, 2016

  • Devoted to the evaluation and development of fully autonomous unmanned sailing boats in the field

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Conference proceedings info: WRSC/IRSC 2016.

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Table of contents (8 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Sailboat Platforms

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Free Rotating Wingsail Arrangement for Åland Sailing Robots

      • Teo Enqvist, Anna Friebe, Florian Haug
      Pages 3-18
    3. Barlavento - Considerations About the Design of an Autonomous Sailboat

      • Pedro Castro Fernandes, Mario Monteiro Marques, Victor Lobo
      Pages 19-30
  3. Mission Planning and Route Control

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 31-31
    2. Autonomous Sailboat Local Route Planning

      • Mengqi Kang, Jinsong Xu, Jianyun Xu, Mingshu Du
      Pages 33-43
    3. Improving Instrumentation Support and Control Strategies for Autonomous Sailboats in a Regatta Contest

      • Luís Gomes, Anikó Costa, David Fernandes, Hugo Marques, Filipe Anjos
      Pages 45-56
    4. Complex Robot Behavior Creation Using Vector Fields

      • Alaa El Jawad, Benoît Raymond, Emmanuel Rouault, Fabrice Le Bars
      Pages 57-66
  4. Sensors and Algorithms for Autonomous Sailing

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 67-67
    2. A Virtual Wind Sensor Based on a Particle Filter

      • J. Cabrera-Gámez, A. C. Domínguez-Brito, J. D. Hernández-Sosa, B. Valle-Fernández, A. Ramos-de-Miguel, J. C. García
      Pages 69-78
    3. Using a Controlled Sail and Tail to Steer an Autonomous Sailboat

      • Thomas Augenstein, Arjan Singh, Jesse Miller, Alex Pomerenk, Alec Dean, Andy Ruina
      Pages 91-103

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About this book

This book contains selected papers that address a variety of topics related to the design, development and operation of unmanned and fully autonomous sailing boats. These papers were presented in the 9th International Robotic Sailing Conference, in association with the 9th World Robotic Sailing Championship that took place in Viana do Castelo, Portugal from the 5th to 10th of September 2016.

The book is divided in three parts, each focusing on key aspects of robotic sailing. The first part addresses the design, construction and validation of autonomous sailboat platforms, including their rigs, appendages and control mechanisms. The second part is devoted to the development of sensors and algorithms to enhance the performance of robotic sailing boats, in terms of their speed, course control and manoeuvring ability. Finally, the papers in the last part are dedicated to the improvement of behaviours required for the accomplishment of complex autonomous missions.

Robotic sailing is a relatively new multidisciplinary area of research, with a recognized great potential for persistent ocean observation. Using the wind for boat propulsion is something mankind has been doing for centuries. Automating and optimizing the sailing process in the harsh marine environment is an ever present challenge which is now promising to bear fruit.

Keywords

  • Unmanned Sailing
  • Robotic Sailing
  • Unmanned Boats
  • Autonomous Boats
  • IRSC 2016 Proceedings
  • Robotic Sailing Conference

Editors and Affiliations

  • Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engg, University of Porto Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engg, Porto, Portugal

    José C. Alves, Nuno A. Cruz

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Robotic Sailing 2016

  • Book Subtitle: Proceedings of the 9th International Robotic Sailing Conference

  • Editors: José C. Alves, Nuno A. Cruz

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45453-5

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Engineering, Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG 2017

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-45452-8

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-83297-5

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-45453-5

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 103

  • Number of Illustrations: 21 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Control, Robotics, Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Transportation Technology and Traffic Engineering

Buying options

eBook
USD 189.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-45453-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 249.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 249.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)