The underwater environment is a very challenging area for humans and is hardly discovered compared with terrestrial areas. In the recent years, more and more tasks are performed by autonomous underwater vehicles helping to effectively map the underwater area. Nevertheless, there are still enormous limitations for autonomy, especially if it comes to operations next to complex underwater structures. One of the reason is the shortcoming of underwater perception in changing environments. This talk will outline some of the problems in underwater sensing. It will show the efforts the underwater community is spending and will present some new fusion approaches trying to minimize the effect of environment parameters onto sensor signals. Finally it will present my motivation to pursuit a research in this field towards underwater vehicles able to autonomously follow and inspect complex underwater structures.
Underwater Multimodal Close-Range Perception
VenueRoom Seminarraum 117, Robert-Hooke-Str. 5 in Bremen
In der Regel sind die Vorträge Teil von Lehrveranstaltungsreihen der Universität Bremen und nicht frei zugänglich. Bei Interesse wird um Rücksprache mit dem Sekretariat unter sek-ric(at)dfki.de gebeten.