AVATAR - FINAL EVENT - TU Delft Mechanical Engineering
🕰 When? 29th and 30th June 2023
👉 Where? Rigakaai 1, Ghent (Visitor Center North Sea Port)
TUD will focus on high-level automation and coordination of multiple autonomous ship systems, as well as the enhanced sailing safety through the implementation of Artificial Intelligence and computer vision.
On both days, TUD will test and demonstrate the RAS (Researchlab Autonomous Shipping https://rasdelft.nl/) research vessels. The communication between a RAS vessel and the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg mobile bridge will be tested onshore along with the remote control of the vessel. The formation control of multiple model scale vessels will be demonstrated by video clips on the quay side.
Meanwhile, the Vision SensorBox, developed by TUD during the project, will be installed on the AVATAR vessel and tested in real life sailing. The data and images received from the Vision SensorBox and the results of applying AI to improve the safety of sailing will be shown on a monitor on the quay. The data collected from all the tests will be further used for assessing the performances of the AVATAR urban freight vessels together with project partners.
On the second day of the event, Ir. Vittorio Garofano will deliver a presentation titled "Towards fleet coordination control for autonomous ship system and the application of Computer Vision technology to enhance safety in autonomous navigation" to showcase the major results of TUD over the three-year duration of the AVATAR project. This presentation will also provide a summary of the work carried out by Ir. Matt Hepworth and Ir. Bart Boogmans under the supervision of Dr. Ir. Yusong Pang. In conclusion, Professor Rudy Negenborn will give a presentation to discuss the research gaps in autonomous sailing.
The event is organized in cooperation with North Sea Port.
See also AVATAR Linkedin here.