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Robotic Sailing

Proceedings of the 4th International Robotic Sailing Conference

  • Recent research in Robotic Sailing Proceedings of the 4th World Robtotic Sailing championship with the accompanying International Robotic Sailing Conference WRSC/IRSC

  • WRSC/IRSC held in Lübeck in August 2011

  • Written by leading experts in the field

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Table of contents (14 papers)

  1. Back Matter

About this book

While sailing has a long tradition, both as a means of transportation and as a sport, robotic sailing is a fairly new area of research. One of its unique characteristics is the use of wind for propulsion. On the one hand, this allows for long range and long term autonomy. On the other hand, the dependency on changing winds presents a serious challenge for short and long term planning, collision avoidance, and boat control. Moreover, building a robust and seaworthy sailing robot is no simple task, leading to a truly interdisciplinary engineering problem.

These proceedings summarize the state of the art as presented at the International Robotic Sailing Conference 2011. Following an overview of the history of autonomous sailing a number of recent boat designs is presented, ranging from small one-design boats to vessels built to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Subsequently, various aspects of system design and validation are discussed, further highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of the field. Finally, methods for collision avoidance, localization and route planning are covered.

Keywords

  • Autonomous Robots
  • Collision Avoidance
  • Long Term Autonomy
  • Navigation
  • Robotic Sailing

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute for Robotics and Cognitive Systems, University of Luebeck, Lübeck, Germany

    Alexander Schlaefer

  • Fachbereich Elektrotechnik und Informatik, University of Applied Sciences Luebeck, Lübeck, Germany

    Ole Blaurock

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Robotic Sailing

  • Book Subtitle: Proceedings of the 4th International Robotic Sailing Conference

  • Editors: Alexander Schlaefer, Ole Blaurock

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-22836-0

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Engineering, Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-642-22835-3

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-662-50762-9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-642-22836-0

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 205

  • Topics: Control, Robotics, Automation, Artificial Intelligence

Buying options

eBook USD 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-642-22836-0
  • 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 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)