Design and Deployment of Marine Robotics for Environmental Exploration and Monitoring | Robotics for Climate Change Workshop @ ICRA 2022

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The ocean plays a critical role in shaping the future of the planet under climate change, acting as the primary store of heat and carbon on Earth. In order to better understand the effects of this interaction between the climate and ocean into the future, exploration and monitoring of marine environments is critical. Subsea exploration is an archetypal example of an area where the use of autonomous and semi-autonomous robotics can reduce operational costs and personal risk, as well as enable the ability to access previously unexplored environments. Through the use of autonomous underwater vehicles, long term and repeat monitoring of underwater habitats and biodiversity becomes possible, leading to increased understanding and improved strategies to provide resilience to climate change. This workshop presentation looks at some of the recent developments in developing and deploying autonomous marine vehicles at the Australian Centre for Field Robotics. This includes development of imaging and sensing platforms, autonomous navigation and control algorithms, mapping and planning, and data analytics.

About the Speaker:
Wilhelm Marais is a PhD student at University of Sydney in the Australian Centre for Field Robotics. He is working on building capabilities for marine robots to study coral reefs.

Recorded at the Robotics for Climate Change Workshop during the 2022 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).

Produced in partnership with the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (https://www.ieee-ras.org/).
Recording funded in part by a grant from the United Engineering Foundation (https://www.uefoundation.org/).

About the Video:
The ocean plays a critical role in shaping the future of the planet under climate change, acting as the primary store of heat and carbon on Earth. In order to better understand the effects of this interaction between the...

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