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Published: 2016-10-10 at 16:15
Invited talk "Modular portable...


The H2020 project "EXCELLABUST - Excelling LABUST in marine robotics" organized the lecture


" Modular portable marine robotics " 


given by Massimo Caccia,  National Research Council - CNR, Institute of intelligent systems for automation - ISSIA, Italy. 



The lecture took place on Wednesday, 5th October 2016, at 09:45 in Hotel Adriatic (Ilirija Resort) in Biograd na Moru, Croatia in the scope of the 1st EXCELLABUST summer school Breaking the Surface 2016. More about the speaker and the talk can be found in the detailed news content and at BtS web page.


During last Italian polar campaigns portable Unmanned Marine Vehicles (UMVs) proved their effectiveness in gathering data and samples both under the Antarctic ice-pack for studying the Antarctic Silverfish and close to Arctic glaciers for investigating the ice- water-air interfaces. On the basis of this experience, the POP ART robot design & development program aims to provide CNR with a fleet of portable, modular and reconfigurable cooperative UMVs. In particular, the core components of this fleet will be designed, developed and validated at field. Starting from P2-ROV, the Portable/Polar ROV developed in the framework of the PNRA POLE project, a new hybrid unmanned semi- submersible/underwater vehicle will be designed and developed. The resulting robot, constituted by portable modules assemblable at field, will be the basic component of a modular unmanned catamaran able to carry on more heavy payloads.



Massimo Caccia (MSc 1991) is the director of CNR-ISSIA since October 2013. He is author of 2 book chapters, and more than 100 international journal and conference papers. Principal investigator of the projects: “SEa Surface Autonomous MOdular unit” funded by the National Program of Research in Antarctica (2002-2004), "Harbour and coastal underwater anti-intrusion system" funded by IARP-FESR (2005-07), “Unmanned Multipurpose Vessel” funded by the Scientific and Technological Park of Liguria (2007-08), MINOAS, CART and MORPH projects (regarding CNR contribution), funded by EC. From 2010 he is member of the IFAC Technical Committee 7.2 Marine Systems, the Board of Directors of the Ligurian District of Marine Technologies.

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 691980.