Autonomous boat with shock mitigation strategy

Project Details


Project Objectives and Anticipated Outcomes:

As a result of the proposed project, the cross-discipline team will be able to start tackling two key challenges: shock-mitigating strategies inspired by human biomechanic response to shocks at sea; wave magnitude and direction feature detector at rough seas and a public video data set. The maritime operators, industrial health-safety, ergonomics, and machine vision communities will all benefit.

The priority, on completion of the project, is to maximise the research strength on close- proximity situation awareness of waves using the most effective machine vision techniques and training data set. The distinction lies in the understanding of human biomechanics during ‘classified’ shocks.

The award allows a key test platform to be constructed for developing the new tool set. An expert team is assembled which is not just technically capable but highly motivated with the plan to build the demonstrator robotic boat and its vision system. The plan does not stop at one external funding application but a stream of industrial application in the maritime and defence sectors.

Dr Peng arrived on 28th September 2018, and starts building the robotic boat using the vision-based architecture.

The biomechanic work with Sports Science will continue to give insights into the control strategy of human occupants.

The aim is to submit external funding proposals up to £400k in early 2019.
Effective start/end date1/04/1830/09/18


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