Today it takes place the kick off meeting of ROBOACADEMY – “European Academy for Marine and Underwater Robotics”, FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN, in Bremen. The Robocademy ITN will establish a European training and research network to develop key skills and enabling technologies in underwater robotics for the scientific and economic exploration of the oceans (e.g. offshore oilfield of the future). Through the close collaboration of leading research institutes, academia, industry, and SMEs in robotics, marine technology, marine science, and offshore industry, Robocademy will provide first-class training and research opportunities for ESRs. GOOD LUCK to all the consortium members!
SPARUS II AUV was born in CIRS lab last October. The vehicle is the 7th member of ViCOROB underwater vehicles fleet. SPARUS II AUV is an autonomous underwater vehicle with a torpedo shape and is an evolution of the prototype SPARUS AUV, which was developed on 2010. As new features, it has a large payload area in its font and has more technological elements which have been developed in the lab, for instance, its thrusters or the vision systems. You can get to know better SPARUS II AUV on twitter and youtube.
The workshop was organized by the Universitat de Girona and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, and took place in Girona on October 9th -11th 2013. The main goal of the workshop was to show the latest investigations and exchange of information and points of view on current research in MARine TECHnology. 55 contributions were presented in the workshop, as extended abstracts, from 10 different topics. The attendance was around 80 people including researchers, students and professionals from industry, most of them from Spain, but also from Germany, UK, Italy, Ireland and Sweden. The technical program was completed with three invited…