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Marine Robotics and Applications

  • Luc Jaulin
  • Andrea Caiti
  • Marc Carreras
  • Vincent Creuze
  • Frédéric Plumet
  • Benoît Zerr
  • Annick Billon-Coat

Part of the Ocean Engineering & Oceanography book series (OEO, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Florian Nicolas, Andreas Arnold-Bos, Isabelle Quidu, Benoît Zerr
    Pages 1-14
  3. Fabrice Le Bars, Elba Antonio, Jorge Cervantes, Carlos De La Cruz, Luc Jaulin
    Pages 51-68
  4. Andrea Caiti, Riccardo Costanzi, Davide Fenucci, Benedetto Allotta, Francesco Fanelli, Niccolò Monni et al.
    Pages 69-86
  5. Adrian Manzanilla, Miguel Garcia, Rogelio Lozano, Sergio Salazar
    Pages 87-100
  6. Khadimoullah Vencatasamy, Luc Jaulin, Benoît Zerr
    Pages 101-116
  7. O. Chocron, E. P. Vega, M. Benbouzid
    Pages 137-178
  8. Florian Nicolas, Andreas Arnold-Bos, Isabelle Quidu, Benoît Zerr
    Pages E1-E1

About this book


This  book reports on findings at the intersection between two related fields, namely coastal hydrography and marine robotics. On one side, it shows how the exploration of the ocean can be performed by autonomous underwater vehicles; on the other side, it shows how some methods from hydrography can be implemented in the localization and navigation of such vehicles, e.g. for target identification or path finding. Partially based on contributions presented at the conference Quantitative Monitoring of Underwater Environment, MOQESM, held on October 11-12, 2016, Brest, France, this book includes carefully revised and extended chapters presented at the conference, together with original papers not related to the event. All in all, it provides readers with a snapshot of current methods for sonar track registration, multi-vehicles control, collective exploration of underwater environments, optimization of propulsion systems, among others. More than that, the book is aimed as source of inspiration and tool to promote further discussions and collaboration between hydrographers, robotic specialists and other related communities.


Simultaneous localization and mapping Range only localization Interval analysis for trajectory estimation Electric sense for navigation Securing an area with AUVs Adaptive sampling with autonomous sailing boats Propulsion systems Adaptive sampling Collective exploration Underwater environments subCULTron project Underwater robot swarms Reactive navigation Data fusion method for localization AUV modeling Cooperative navigation Dynamic modeling of AUVs Flocking control

Editors and affiliations

  • Luc Jaulin
    • 1
  • Andrea Caiti
    • 2
  • Marc Carreras
    • 3
  • Vincent Creuze
    • 4
  • Frédéric Plumet
    • 5
  • Benoît Zerr
    • 6
  • Annick Billon-Coat
    • 7
  1. 1.LABSTICCENSTA BretagneBrestFrance
  2. 2.Department of Information Engineering, Centro di Ricerca Enrico PiaggioUniversity of PisaPisaItaly
  3. 3.Escola Politècnica Superior (UdG), Edifi, Computer Vision and Robotics InstituteUniversity of GironaGironaSpain
  4. 4.Laboratoire d’Informatique, de Robotique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier (LIRMM)MontpellierFrance
  5. 5.ISIRUniversity Pierre and Marie CurieParisFrance
  6. 6.Ocean Sensing and MappingENSTA BretagneBrestFrance
  7. 7.Lab-STICCENSTA BretagneBrestFrance

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“I would definitely recommend it for any underwater vehicle research and development individuals or groups.” (Ron Lewis, Underwater Technology, Vol. 37 (3), 2020)