Dry trials (14.05 – 18.05) went well at Comex in Marseille. Software and hardware tests have been conducted as well as system integration and data flow tests for the upcoming sea trials in June.
Our paper High-Fidelity Deep-Sea Perception Using Simulation in the Loop (cf. Publications/ CAMS 2018) has been accepted for the 11th IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems, Robotics, and Vehicles.
Project meeting and review (25.04 – 26.04) have been quite successful at Space Applications Services in Zaventem! We are heading towards the upcoming sea trials this summer.
My work Hierarchical Learning of Object Appearance Characteristics for
Detection and Shape Reasoning From Noisy Point Clouds has been accepted for the DGR (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Robotik) Days 2017.
Our paper, Robotic Bridge Statics Assessment within Strategic Flood Evacuation Planning Using Low-Cost Sensors, is accepted at IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics, Shanghai, China, 2017. We also were Finalist for Best Student Paper for this submission.
System demonstration of the EU-funded DexROV project was presented at BtS 2017. As part of the demonstration we could show results regarding the integrated extrinsic calibration (manipulator-robot-camera) and hybrid system simulation (incorporation of real sensor feedback and hardware actuation into the simulated vehicle and environment).
Our paper, 3D Grid Map Transmission for Underwater Mapping and Visualization under Bandwidth Constraints, is accepted at Oceans’17 Anchorage.
Euronews broadcasted about DexROV in their new edition of Futuris.
During these trials the first software and hardware integration with partners took place.
As part of the experiments a test panel which is built by Comex was submerged at 100m depths.
We could test our camera setup as well as our perception and localization components with systems of other project partners.
More information about the trials can be found at dexrov.eu.