The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

FREESUBNET a collaborative research program

Wilson, P.A. (2012) FREESUBNET a collaborative research program At 4th International Conference on Underwater System Technology: Theory and Applications 2012 (USYS'12), Malaysia. 04 - 06 Dec 2012. 8 pp.

Record type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Abstract

The purpose of FREESUBNET was to provide a European-wide excellence in quality training to young and experienced researchers in the emerging field of Cooperative Autonomous Intervention Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) which are steadily becoming the tool par excellence to carry out missions at sea without tight human supervision. Free from the burden of an umbilical cable connecting them to the support ship, they are a quantum leap from widely used cable operated Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs). Equipped with actuators and devices for manipulation and interaction with the environment (i.e., for Intervention), they become I-AUV’s, a new breed of marine vehicles that has only recently come to the fore and holds great considerable potential for challenging scientific and commercial missions at sea. Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) with intervention capabilities are the successors of already widely used Remote Operated Vehicles (ROV). An intersectorial consortium (higher education, research laboratories, and industry) with expertise in different but complimentary disciplines (engineering, marine science, physics and informatics) carried out outstanding research in the context of four strategic application fields (underwater archaeology, maritime security, marine science and energy assessment). FREESUBNET research network established an interdisciplinary, intersectorial and international network of researchers and end-users that developed and designed the technological bricks needed to allow for new applications and to assure the training of skilled researchers for the future. It was the intention that this network is a primary bridge between academia and industry as well as promoting the integration of a fragmentation of research groups throughout Europe. Interdisciplinarity is a need: A dialog is needed between the potential end-users from different disciplines and the technology developers in order to assure that the result will target the practical need. To achieve its goal, the FREESUBNET brings to the core of its research and development efforts an intersectorial team of fifteen recognised entities with a well proven track record in theoretical and practical issues that are at the root of I-AUV development for operations.

Microsoft Word usys'12paw.doc - Author's Original
Restricted to Repository staff only
Download (116kB)

More information

Published date: December 2012
Venue - Dates: 4th International Conference on Underwater System Technology: Theory and Applications 2012 (USYS'12), Malaysia, 2012-12-04 - 2012-12-06
Keywords: AUV’s, robotics, vision, collaboration
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 343743
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/343743
PURE UUID: 7faa424d-f193-4375-82a3-6264dbebfb88
ORCID for P.A. Wilson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6939-682X

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 09 Oct 2012 15:56
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:21

Export record

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×