Robotic Sailing

Proceedings of the 4th International Robotic Sailing Conference

Editors: Schlaefer, Alexander, Blaurock, Ole (Eds.)

  • Recent research in Robotic Sailing Proceedings of the 4th World Robtotic Sailing championship with the accompanying International Robotic Sailing Conference WRSC/IRSC
  • WRSC/IRSC held in Lübeck in August 2011
  • Written by leading experts in the field
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While sailing has a long tradition, both as a means of transportation and as a sport, robotic sailing is a fairly new area of research. One of its unique characteristics is the use of wind for propulsion. On the one hand, this allows for long range and long term autonomy. On the other hand, the dependency on changing winds presents a serious challenge for short and long term planning, collision avoidance, and boat control. Moreover, building a robust and seaworthy sailing robot is no simple task, leading to a truly interdisciplinary engineering problem.

These proceedings summarize the state of the art as presented at the International Robotic Sailing Conference 2011. Following an overview of the history of autonomous sailing a number of recent boat designs is presented, ranging from small one-design boats to vessels built to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Subsequently, various aspects of system design and validation are discussed, further highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of the field. Finally, methods for collision avoidance, localization and route planning are covered.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • History and Recent Developments in Robotic Sailing

    Stelzer, Roland (et al.)

    Pages 3-23

  • Sailing without Wind Sensor and Other Hardware and Software Innovations

    Sliwka, Jan (et al.)

    Pages 27-38

  • MOOP: A Miniature Sailing Robot Platform

    Sauzé, Colin (et al.)

    Pages 39-53

  • Breizh Spirit, a Reliable Boat for Crossing the Atlantic Ocean

    Leloup, Richard (et al.)

    Pages 55-69

  • A New Class for Robotic Sailing: The Robotic Racing Micro Magic

    Schlaefer, Alexander (et al.)

    Pages 71-84

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Robotic Sailing
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the 4th International Robotic Sailing Conference
Editors
  • Alexander Schlaefer
  • Ole Blaurock
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-22836-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-22836-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-22835-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-50762-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 205
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