WP3 Robotics and Autonomy

Work-package leader: Prof. Geir Hovland, UiA.
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Reference Group Members From: ABB, MHWirth, NOV, IRIS, NTNU, and Applica.

The following work-packages are running in 2016:

WP3.1 Development of Offshore 3D Sensor Package. Activity started at UiA, August 15, 2016 by PhD candidate Joacim Dybedal (3-years experience from SFI Partner NOV). Master student Svein Gjermund Tveide was linked to this activity. Thesis title: 3D sensor data acquisition and fusion for automatic gas sample taking, UiA, Spring 2016.
WP3.2 Autonomy Systems Foundation Development. Activity started at UiA, August 15, 2016 by PhD candidate Atle Aalerud (3-years experience from SFI Partner NOV).
WP3.3 Handling of Sensor Fusion, Point-Clouds and 3D Maps. Activity starting at NTNU, Q3-2016. Aksel Sveier started as a PhD student under WP3.3 on 15 August 2016 with Professor Olav Egeland as supervisor. Sveier is a Master in Mechanical Engineering from NTNU. He attended at five-year master study at NTNU where the fourth year of study was at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro. He graduated this spring with a master thesis on robot vision.
WP3.4 Implementation of Situational Awareness/Human Factors Concepts for Operators Using Virtual Arena. Activity started at NTNU (Aalesund), March 1, 2017 by PhD candidate Thiago G. Monteiro. Main supervisor Houxiang Zhang.

Associated KD-funded positions:
WP3.6 Instrumentation and real-time control of long-reach, light-weight arm intended for use offshore. Activity starting Q3-2017 at UiA, supervisors Ilya Tyapin and Geir Hovland.

WP3.7 Coupled dynamics between vessel and crane, Activity starting Q3-2017 at UiA, supervisors Jing Zhou and Geir Hovland.