Maritime Informatics & Robotics - Maritime2023

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING - Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering
3 Jul 2023 to 12 Jul 2023

Spend 10 days in Syros, designing and building a real sea going robot! 

This summer school is organized by the Intelligent Transportation Systems Lab (Smart MOVE) of the Department of Product & Systems Design Engineering at the University of the Aegean.

The goal of the school is to provide an introduction and comprehensive overview of Maritime Informatics and Marine Technology, with a special focus on their application to Robotics. There will be a strong emphasis on the practical application of the learned concepts during the “on the water” testing experiments and sea trials.

During the school, the students will work on developing a complex technical project, the development of either an underwater glider, ROV or an autonomous surface vessel, which they will then test in real world conditions. All lab exercises and tutorials will take place using real world data collected from the onboard sensory systems. It is expected that after completion of the course, students will gain knowledge on maritime informatics, sensors, data management, and robotics. Students will participate in the 1st Ro-Boat Race, an international university level competition, challenging teams to design and develop innovative autonomous robotics systems that can perform at sea in real world conditions. The race will take place in Syros on the 12th of July 2023 (Ro-Boat Race). 

The school is intended for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the fields of computer science, engineering and maritime studies. It is also directed towards field practitioners wanting to gain insights into the most recent developments in maritime informatics.