MINOAS a Marine Inspection Robotic Assistant: system requirements and design
In Proceedings of the IFAC Symposium on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles, (IAV-10), 06.9.-09.9.2010, Lecce, o.A., Sep/2010.
This paper is part of an invited session overviewing EC funded projects concerning cooperative robotic systems in the marine-maritime field. A presentation of the project Marine INspection rObotic Assistant System (MINOAS) is given. It proposes the re-engineering of the overall vessel inspection methodology, by introducing an innovative system concept that integrates human personnel with high locomotion enabled robots, effectively tele-porting the human inspector from the vessel's hold to a control room with virtual
reality properties. Project motivations, requirements and basic architecture are discussed as well as the locomotion techniques which will be evaluated, if necessary, through prototyping of ad-hoc mobile robots.
Cooperative mobile robots, maritime robotics