CADDY trials along with “Breaking the Surface” event in Croatia

The 1st joint trials of the CADDY project are starting right now at Biograd na Moru, Croatia. CADDY addresses the challenging problem of human diver /robot interaction in the marine world.

To visit the official CADDY project pages and get information on the parallel Breaking The Surface (BtS) event  please click here:

We are in the kick-off meeting to plan all the details. In the next two weeks we’ll be performing a series of 5 experiments:

Experiment 1 – Video  mosaicing of a given area triggered by commands issued by a human.

Experiment 1

Experiment 2 – Buddy Slave

Experiment 2

Experiment 3 – Buddy Guide

Experiment 3

Experiment 4 – Using single-range positioning

Experiment 4

Experiment 5 – DiverNet: acquisition and transmission to the surface (via an acoustic link) of relevant diver´s motion and physiological parameters.

Experiment 5

More on the CADDY trials soon!

Invitation to EMRA´15, Lisbon, Portugal

We are pleased to invite you to attend the EU funded Marine Robotics and Applications€ (EMRA´15) Workshop that will take place from 18-19 June 2015 at IST, Lisbon, Portugal.

Following the success of the EMRA´14 that took place in 2014 in Italy, we hereby invite researchers and end-users of marine robotics technology to attend EMRA´15. The workshop will summarize current EU FP7 and H2020 projects on  marine robotics and provide a platform for marine stakeholders to share and discuss current technological challenges and achievements.

The key objectives of EMRA´15 are threefold:

  • To build bridges in marine robotics research
  • To foster cross fertilization of ideas between marine science and technology and commercial applications
  • To give new momentum to outreach activities

To researchers, EMRA´15 will offer the opportunity to disseminate current work and highlight new application areas that warrant further R&D effort. To marine stakeholders, EMRA2015 will allow for an open and vibrant interchange of ideas and trigger the emergence of novel approaches to meet future challenges in ocean  OCEAN exploration and exploitation. There will be presentations of 11 EC funded projects, as well as 10 invited lectures by a number of  experts from the academia, research institutes, and the industry.

The workshop is free of charge. Due to the limitation on the number of attendees, we encourage you to register as soon as possible,

For information about the workshop program and free registration, please visit the workshop website

We look forward to welcoming you in Lisbon very soon

Kind regards

On behalf of the EMRA´15 Organizing Committee
A. Pascoal, J. P. Gomes, P. Oliveira, L. Sebastião

Trials yesterday for MORPH and CADDY projects

Yesterday in the morning we had the opportunity to test the new SEATRAC modems manufactured by Blueprint Subsea and developed with our friends and partners from the University of New Castle. At a first look the modems & USBL worked quite well and the results seem to be good. This will be further analysed in more detail by post-processing the data acquired. These trials were conducted in the scope of the CADDY project.

In the afternoon we launched the vehicles again in the water for tests in the scope of the MORPH project. We tested the latest upgrades to the formation control of the lower segment of the formation. it worked pretty well including the formation transformations resulting from applying the “MORPH formation roll” operator.

IST and Associação David Melgueiro on Marine Technologies

ISR involved in a collaboration protocol between IST and ADM on marine technologies.
The Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) and the “Associação David Melgueiro” (ADM) will sign a cooperation agreement next Monday, 23rd March, at 14h15. The cerimony will take place at the meeting room of IST, in the Central Building, Alameda Campus. In parallel, ADM will sign other cooperation agreements with

  • MARE (Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre da Faculdade de CIências)
  • EMEPC (Estrutura de Missão para a Extensão da Plataforma Continental)
  • VdA (Gab. de Advogados Vieira de Almeida)

The agreement between and IST and ADM aims to foster research and educational activities in the area of innovative technologies with applications in the marine environment.  One of the key  activities to be  pursued under the umbrella of this cooperation agreement is the develoment and operation of a new, innovative, civilian reserarch vessel with two distinctive features:  the capability to operate in the polar regions, and sail propulsion. The project counts with the participation of a large number of instutions in Portugal and involves researchers from the ISR/IST/LARSyS.

Dynamical Systems and Ocean Robotics Laboratory