My name is Yu Cao, third year PhD candidate at University of Southampton.

My research interests are in the field of long-term self-sustained autonomous robot systems. I am currently working on two related areas: theoretical research on the hybrid renewable energy system (HRES) based power system and applied research on the autonomy of robotics.

The theoretical research on HRES addresses the long-term uninterrupted power supply issue of the robots which cover the design, optimisation and management of power system on moving robots such as the surface vehicle, autonomous cars and drones. I extended my research interests to the autonomy of robotics with a particular emphasis on maritime robotics.

You can find more about my research on the left columns.

Data-driven News:

  • We will host World Robotic Sailing Championship (WRSC) 2018 at Southampton! Please join us! (Apr. 2018)

  • VisiLibity1, Planar Visibility Computations (power management, path planning), now available on PyPI (LGPL license). (Mar. 2018)

  • PyResis Python ship propulsion Resistance estimation package is released under MIT license. (Oct. 2017)

  • We defend our champion in World Robotics Sailing Competition 2017 at Norway! (Sept. 2017)

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