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Published: 2016-01-08 at 16:03
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Invited talk "Towards...

The H2020 project "EXCELLABUST - Excelling LABUST in marine robotics" and IEEE Croatia Section, Robotics and Automation Chapter invite you to the lecture


"Towards heterogeneous cooperative field robotics: the CNR-ISSIA experience" 


given by Massimo Caccia and Marco Bibuli, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Studi sui Sistemi Intelligenti per l’Automazione (Genova, Italy). 

The lecture will take place on Friday, 22nd January 2016, starting at 09:00 in Grey Hall at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing.

More about the speaker and the talk can be found in the detailed news content and here.


The talk will discuss challenge and opportunities given by the development of heterogeneous underwater, surface and aerial marine robots. In particular, cooperation can improve their capability in task execution at the price of increasing complexity in logistics, communication, perception, guidance and mission control. Examples in the field of marine and maritime robotics derived by CNR-ISSIA experience will be presented as well as some algorithmic details.



Marco Bibuli (MSc 2005, PhD 2010) is researcher at the CNR-ISSIA, focusing his research activity on the design and development of navigation, guidance and control algorithms for unmanned marine vehicles and software architectures for supervision and mission control. He is Work Package leader and CNR scientific responsible in the EC-funded project CADDY. He was task leader in the EC-funded projects MINOAS (2009-2012) and CART (2011-2013). He is currently Scientific Responsible for CNR and work-package leader within the scope of the EC FP7 CADDY project, Responsible of the action S5-WP6-A2 in the Italian Flagship Project RITMARE. He is collaborating with several national and international universities and research institutions. He is the author of about 60 papers in journals and international conferences, as well as active organizer of conferences, workshops and similar dissemination events.


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.