Robotic Sailing 2012

Proceedings of the 5th International Robotic Sailing Conference

  • Colin Sauzé
  • James Finnis
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Collision Avoidance and Route Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tobias Neumann, Alexander Schlaefer
      Pages 13-22
    3. Jorge Cabrera-Gámez, José Isern-González, Daniel Hernández-Sosa, Antonio Carlos Domínguez-Brito, Enrique Fernández-Perdomo
      Pages 23-33
  3. Extended Field Tests

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Paul H. Miller, Matt Hamlet, Jeff Rossman
      Pages 49-60
    3. Samet Batı, Hamdi Atacan Oğul, Cengiz Karaçizmeli, Dilek (Bilgin) Tükel
      Pages 61-71
  4. Controller, Sensor and Rig Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Luc Jaulin, Fabrice Le Bars
      Pages 117-129
  5. Back Matter

About these proceedings


Robotic sailing offers the potential of wind propelled vehicles which are sufficiently autonomous to remain at sea for months at a time. These could replace or augment existing oceanographic sampling systems, be used in border surveillance and security or offer a means of carbon neutral transportation. To achieve this represents a complex, multi-disciplinary challenge to boat designers and naval architects, systems/electrical engineers and computer scientists. 

Since 2004 a series of competitions in the form of the Sailbot, World Robotic Sailing Championship and Microtransat competitions have sparked an explosion in the number of groups working on autonomous sailing robots. Despite this interest the longest distance sailed autonomously remains only a few hundred miles. Many of the challenges in building truly autonomous sailing robots still remain unsolved.

These proceedings present the cutting edge of work in a variety of fields related to robotic sailing. They will be presented during the 5th International Robotic Sailing Conference, which is taking place as part of the 2012 World Robotic Sailing Championships.



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Editors and affiliations

  • Colin Sauzé
    • 1
  • James Finnis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science Aberystwyth UniversityPenglaisUnited Kingdom

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