The 7th IFAC Symposium on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles 2010

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TRIDENT: A Framework for Autonomous Underwater Intervention Missions with Dexterous Manipulation Capabilities

Pedro J. Sanz
Universitat Jaume I

Pere Ridao
Universitat de Girona

Gabriel Oliver
Universitat de les Illes Balears

Claudio Melchiorri
Universita de Bologna

Giuseppe Casalino
Universita degli Studi de Genova

Carlos Silvestre
Yvan Petillot
Alessio Turetta

TRIDENT is a STREP project recently approved by the European Commission whose proposal was submitted to the ICT call 4 of the 7th Framework Program. The project proposes a new methodology for multipurpose underwater intervention tasks. To that end, a cooperative team formed with an Autonomous Surface Craft and an Intervention Autonomous Underwater Vehicle will be used. The proposed methodology splits the mission in two stages mainly devoted to survey and intervention tasks, respectively. The project brings together research skills specific to the marine environments in navigation and mapping for underwater robotics, multi-sensory perception, intelligent control architectures, vehicle-manipulator systems and dexterous manipulation. TRIDENT is a three years project and its start is planned by first months of 2010.


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