UNION: UNderwater Intelligent Operation and Navigation

V. Rigaud, E. ̀ Coste-Manière, M. J. Aldon, P. Probert, M. Perrier, P. Rives, D. Simon, D. Lane, J. Kiener, A. Casals, J. Amat, P. Dauchez, M. Chantler

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-34
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1998


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