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EE Seminar: Guidance and control of marine vehicles: an overview

Start Date: June 4, 2018
End Date: June 4, 2018

By Dr. Claudio Paliotta (Volvo Global Trucks Technology, Sweden)

In the last years, autonomous vehicles have attracted the attention of researchers in several fields. For instance, we find unmanned vehicles for ground applications, for aerial applications and for marine applications. In all these fields, researchers had to face many challenges connected to the physical nature of the systems and their interaction with the environment. In particular, marine vehicles, both surface and underwater vehicles, are characterized by nonlinear model. Furthermore, they are generally under-actuated and they end up facing environmental disturbances (e.g. ocean current) which may make the control task challenging. In this seminar, an overview of the problems connected to path following control and trajectory tracking control of marine vehicles will be given.
Bio: I hold a M.Sc. from the University of Cassino and Southern Latium, Italy and a Ph.D. in Engineering Cybernetics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. My research interests have concerned path following control, trajectory tracking control, formation and synchronization control for non-holonomic systems, mainly marine vehicles. I am currently working at Volvo Global Trucks Technology as Lead Embedded Software Engineer. I work with software development for lateral and longitudinal stability of trucks.

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For more info contact: Prof. Jeff Shamma: email:
Date: Monday 4th June 2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 noon
Location: Building 3, Level 5, Room 5220‚Äč