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Autonomous Systems research showcase and networking event Event

Autonomous Systems
MSc students
14:00 - 16:30
25 July 2016
Building 176 Room 2013 (next to the café) at Boldrewood Campus University of Southampton Burgess Road SO17 7QF

For more information regarding this event, please email Frances Clarke at .

Event details

If you were unable to attend, here is an opportunity to browse the presentations and find out more about the wide range of our Autonomous Systems research


14.00 - Welcome and introduction, Professor Jim Scanlan, Chair of the Autonomous Systems USRG

14.15 - Quick-fire presentations: 2 slides and 3 minutes to pitch your research: Chaired by Dr András Sobester:

  • András Sobester: ‘OPSARS (Oceanography and Polar Science through Agile Robotic Systems)'
  • Gopal Ramchurn:‘A multi-UAV control platform’
  • ’Chang Liu: ‘Visual SLAM Based UAV in GPS-denied Environments’tbc
  • Andrew Lock: ‘Project Albatross- Maritime Flight Trials of the Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft’tbc
  • Alex Philips: ‘Autosub6000 MK2 a new deep diving AUV for UK marine science’tbc
  • Mario Ferraro: ‘3D-printed UAVs'
  • Sophia Schillai: ‘Taking photos of the ocean floor - low altitude terrain following with flight style AUVs’
  • Pier Biagiolini: ‘RaPiROV (Raspberry Pi Remotely Operated Vehicle)’
  • Craig Allison: ‘Autonomous driving’
  • Alex Beaton: 'Miniaturised automated in situ chemical analysers for the oceans'

15.00 - Networking break with refreshments

15.15 - Quick-fire presentations: Session Two: Chaired by Dr András Sobester:

  • Philip King: ‘MAVIS (Massive Atmospheric Volume Instrumentation System)’
  • Libby Rowland: 'Imaging and Irrigation: Improving Sustainability with Infrared'
  • Artur Lidtke: ‘Design of next generation underwater gliders for oceanographic research and environmental services’
  • Francesco Giorgio-Serchi: ' An octopus-inspired soft-bodied underwater vehicle'
  • Dan Spencer: ‘Flow cytometry for environmental sensing’
  • Klaus-Peter Zauner: 'Smart Communication for Autonomous Vehicles'
  • Jim Scanlan: ‘Update on the CASCADE programme grant application’
  • Charles Fraysse: 'A Small Unmanned Surface Vessel for River Survey'
  • Tony Yu Cao and Sophia Schillai: ‘Sailing towards autonomous monitoring’
  • Come Roebroek: 'Designing a modular drone for autopilot development’
  • Jon Downes: 'Fortitude: An In-house Unmanned Surface Vessel'
  • Carolina Dopico-Gonzalez: ‘Autonomous Surface Vehicles: risk and reliability management - the KTP Project’

16.00 - Q & A opportunity

16.20 -  Reception with wine/soft drinks, canapés and an opportunity to network

17:00 - Close

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Speaker information

Chaired by Dr András Sobester,Senior Lecturer in Aeronautical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment and a co-Director of the Autonomous Systems USRG at the University of Southampton

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