SMaRC – Swedish Maritime Robotics Centre

SMaRC – Swedish Maritime Robotics Centre – is a national cross-disciplinary industrial research centre for maritime robotics. The main task is to perform research on, and demonstrate, solutions that can contribute to the transition to autonomous intelligent underwater systems.

The centre will focus on four research disciplines – autonomy, endurance, perception and communication – with the aim to develop next-generation maritime robotics for ocean production, safeguarding society and environmental sensing.

The future maritime robots will change the underwater domain the same way that satellites did for space exploration.

The research project is funded by The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research and the participating partners. The project runs from Mars 2017 to December 2024.


10 October, 2019 in News

To experience the unexpected – report from the WASP demonstrations 2019

SMaRC took part in this year's demonstrations in WASP at Gränsö Manor, Västervik on September 18-19, 2019. WASP, the Wallenberg AI Autonomous Systems and Software Program, is Sweden’s largest research…
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5 September, 2019 in News

SMaRC’s PhD-students explored remarkably well preserved Renaissance vessel

In the spring of 2019, a research team found an intact shipwreck in the Baltic Sea. The team was aided by SMaRC doctoral students. The shipwreck's hull is well preserved…
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5 September, 2019 in News

SMaRC at Donsö Shipping Meet

SMaRC had an exhibition stand at the conference Donsö Shipping Meet on September 3-4, 2019. Donsö Shipping Meet is Sweden's biggest shipping event with around 2,000 delegates from 33 different…
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20 August, 2019 in News

Testing autonomous sea rescue systems in practice

Ivan Stenius, Principal Investigator of SMaRC, visited Gränsö Manor on May 16 for the preparations of the autumn’s demonstration in WARA PS, the WASP arena for public safety. WASP is…
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