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Robotic Sailing 2016

Proceedings of the 9th International Robotic Sailing Conference

Editors: Alves, José C., Cruz, Nuno A. (Eds.)

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  • Presents recent research in robotic sailing 
  • Contains the proceedings of the 9th International Robotic Sailing Conference held in Viana do Castelo, Portugal - September 5-10, 2016
  • Devoted to the evaluation and development of fully autonomous unmanned sailing boats in the field 
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This book contains selected papers that address a variety of topics related to the design, development and operation of unmanned and fully autonomous sailing boats. These papers were presented in the 9th International Robotic Sailing Conference, in association with the 9th World Robotic Sailing Championship that took place in Viana do Castelo, Portugal from the 5th to 10th of September 2016.

The book is divided in three parts, each focusing on key aspects of robotic sailing. The first part addresses the design, construction and validation of autonomous sailboat platforms, including their rigs, appendages and control mechanisms. The second part is devoted to the development of sensors and algorithms to enhance the performance of robotic sailing boats, in terms of their speed, course control and manoeuvring ability. Finally, the papers in the last part are dedicated to the improvement of behaviours required for the accomplishment of complex autonomous missions.

Robotic sailing is a relatively new multidisciplinary area of research, with a recognized great potential for persistent ocean observation. Using the wind for boat propulsion is something mankind has been doing for centuries. Automating and optimizing the sailing process in the harsh marine environment is an ever present challenge which is now promising to bear fruit.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Free Rotating Wingsail Arrangement for Åland Sailing Robots

    Pages 3-18

    Enqvist, Teo (et al.)

  • Barlavento - Considerations About the Design of an Autonomous Sailboat

    Pages 19-30

    Fernandes, Pedro Castro (et al.)

  • Autonomous Sailboat Local Route Planning

    Pages 33-43

    Kang, Mengqi (et al.)

  • Improving Instrumentation Support and Control Strategies for Autonomous Sailboats in a Regatta Contest

    Pages 45-56

    Gomes, Luís (et al.)

  • Complex Robot Behavior Creation Using Vector Fields

    Pages 57-66

    Jawad, Alaa El (et al.)

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eBook $189.00
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Hardcover $249.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Robotic Sailing 2016
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the 9th International Robotic Sailing Conference
Editors
  • José C. Alves
  • Nuno A. Cruz
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-45453-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-45453-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-45452-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83297-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 103
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour
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