The main goal of the UNION ESPRIT Basic Research Action is to develop methods for increasing the autonomy and intelligence of Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs). The project focuses mainly on the development of coordinated control and sensing strategies for combined manipulator and vehicle systems. Both fundamental theories and methods for the design of these heterogeneous systems are investigated. A complex canonical mission in the field of offshore Inspection Maintenance and Repair tasks was chosen as an integration guideline of all the results.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 1998|