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Published: 2016-11-10 at 13:00
UdG researcher Dr Marc Carreras...

Dr Marc Carreras from the University of Girona attended the IEEE/OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) workshop in Tokyo (Japan) on November 6-9th, 2016. The presented work was entitled “Online motion planning for underwater inspection” and proposed the use of path planning algorithms for AUVs in applications where the robot needs to adapt online its trajectory for inspection or safety purposes. These algorithms generate trajectories under motion constraints, which can be followed without deviations, to ensure the safety even when passing close to obstacles. View planning algorithms are also combined to decide the movements to be executed to discover the unexplored seabed or target and to cover it with a camera or sonar. The workshop was attended for a wide international audience which presented other interesting advancements related to AUVs.

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