Name: Cooperative robotics in marine monitoring and
Total budget: 996,500 HRK
CroMarX project is a project funded by the Croatian science foundation (HRZZ). It increases the efficiency of maritime research and surveillance by using cooperative marine vehicles. The project focuses on cooperative control algorithms for surface and underwater unmanned vehicles.
The project is built around three scenarios:
- Formation keeping and collision avoidance scenario with multiple unmanned surface vehicles (USV)
- Cooperative control between USVs and an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) using low-bandwidth acoustic communication and localization
- Environment-adaptive formation shaping for USV groups
While research work in previous related projects focused on navigation, guidance, and control of unmanned vehicles, CroMarX allows for continued research and scaling toward cooperative heterogeneous systems. Intended CroMarX impacts are: a) increase research capabilities of the Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies (LABUST) and b) increase the efficiency of marine resources management via cooperative robotics.