Robotic Sailing 2015

Proceedings of the 8th International Robotic Sailing Conference

  • Anna Friebe
  • Florian Haug
Conference proceedings WRSC/IRSC 2015

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Sailboat Platforms and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Antonio C. Domínguez-Brito, Bernardino Valle-Fernández, Jorge Cabrera-Gámez, Angel Ramos-de-Miguel, Juan C. García
      Pages 3-13
    3. Nuno A. Cruz, José C. Alves, Tiago Guedes, Rômulo Rodrigues, Vitor Pinto, Daniel Campos et al.
      Pages 15-27
    4. Holger Klinck, Selene Fregosi, Haru Matsumoto, Alex Turpin, David K. Mellinger, Anatoli Erofeev et al.
      Pages 29-37
    5. Robert Baker, Laura Kambourian, Sohrab Hajarian, Thomas Augenstein, Stephen Harnett, Gyu-Min Lee et al.
      Pages 39-57
    6. Konstantin Aprosin, Aleksander Tavlintcev, Sergey Semenenko, Maria Shorikova
      Pages 59-73
  3. Mission Planning, Localization and Obstacle Avoidance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Jonas Wirz, Marco Tranzatto, Alex Liniger, Marcello Colombino, Henrik Hesse, Sergio Grammatico
      Pages 103-112
    3. Benoit Bourdon, Jean-Jacques Boye, Quentin Descours, Bastien Drouot, Olivier Reynet, Thibault Viravau
      Pages 113-122
  4. Controllers and Sensors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Qian Wang, Mengqi Kang, Jinsong Xu, Jianyun Xu
      Pages 125-136
    3. Jon Melin, Kjell Dahl, Matias Waller
      Pages 137-149
    4. Halie Murray-Davis, Andrew Bennett
      Pages 151-161
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 163-164

About these proceedings


This book presents the cutting edge developments within a broad field related to robotic sailing. The contributions were presented during the 8th International Robotic Sailing Conference, which has taken place as a part of the 2015 World Robotic Sailing Championships in Mariehamn, Åland (Finland), August 31st – September 4th 2015.

Since more than a decade, a series of competitions such as the World Robotic Sailing Championship have stimulated a variety of groups to work on research and development around autonomous sailing robots, which involves boat designers, naval architects, electrical engineers and computer scientists. While many of the challenges in building a truly autonomous sailboat are still unsolved, the books presents the state of the art of research and development within platform optimization, route and stability planning, collision avoidance, power management and boat control.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Anna Friebe
    • 1
  • Florian Haug
    • 2
  1. 1.Åland University of Applied SciencesMariehamnFinland
  2. 2.Åland University of Applied SciencesMariehamnFinland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-23334-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-23335-2
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