The talk will initially focus on the design and exploitation of advanced guidance systems developed for single and multi-robot systems in the scope of marine applications, analyzing the transition towards AI-based control approaches that are currently arising. A practical standpoint will be further presented, reporting the experience of experimental campaigns where marine robots are needed to be more and more world-wide accessible, leading to the concept of networked robotic agents. The talk aims at sparking a discussion on future development methodologies and employment scenarios of marine robotic systems.
Marco Bibuli received his Master degree in Information Technology engineering at the University of Genoa (Italy) in 2005. Since the same year, he joined the National Research Council of Italy, focusing his research activity on the design and development of navigation, guidance and control algorithms for marine surface vehicles and software architectures for supervision and mission control. In 2010 he obtained the PhD degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering, Robotics and Telecommunications. He is co-author of about one hundred international journal and conference publications. He is responsible of various National and European research projects and he participated in many experimental missions and campaigns.