ICRA 2023: Tutorial TEAM

ICRA 2023: Technology Enablers for Autonomous Marine Robotics: Digital Technology Enablers for Autonomous Maritime Robotics: Digital Twins with Simulations and Cloud-enabled Massive Scale Datasets for Experimentation and Validation

Location: ExCeL London, UK

Event: ICRA 2023

Date: 29 May 2023

Website: reeds.opendata.chalmers.se/tutorial


Digital Twins support various aspects during the development of software-intensive system functions: Retrospective system analysis using collected data from the past, system experimentation using simulators with high-fidelity system models, as well as prediction of system properties based on a combination of data and simulations.

In this tutorial, we are presenting and experimenting with two essential aspects for Digital Twins: (A) open-loop and (B) closed-loop verification & validation (V&V) instruments.

We introduce the high-quality and high-resolution dataset Reeds to overcome present challenges in existing datasets such as low situational variability or poor annotations. This dataset originates from an instrumented 13m boat with six high-performance vision sensors, two three LIDARs, a 360° radar, a 360° documentation camera system, and a three-antenna RTK-enabled GNSS system as well as a fiber optic gyro IMU used for ground truth measurements, an advanced weather sensor, and an AIS receiver.

Next to the data, we are presenting the high-fidelity simulator MARUS that offers advanced capabilities of generating realistic maritime environments allowing for closer-to-reality V&V of applications developed for maritime vehicles. The simulator offers synthetic dataset generation with perfect annotations for various sensors (cameras, LiDAR, sonar, radar) and allows for interaction with the environment for closed loop simulation.

Installation guide for the MARUS can be found on MARUS GitHub wiki.

All available documents for the tutorial participants can be found on ICRA23 Tutorial.

The tutorial is structured as follows: 

  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Part A – Lectures
  • Part B – Interactive Tutorials
  • Part C – Interactive Panel Discussion with Professor Fredrik Heintz from Linköping University, Sweden and Dr. Enrica Zereik from Institute of Marine Engineering, Italy as panelists.