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.

News and Events

4 March, 2019 in News

Underwater robot investigates Antarctica

The robot Ran was under the glacier for 13 hours. Photo: Filip Stedt/Gothenburg University For the first time, a robot has been under one of Antarctica's most unstable glaciers. Researchers…
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18 February, 2019 in News

A presentation film about SMaRC

A new, short, presentation film about SMaRC is now on the KTH Youtube channel. Please feel free to distribute it in your networks! The film on KTH's Youtube channel Post…
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18 February, 2019 in News

Seminar and demo day 17 Jan 2019

Photo: Ivan Stenius/SMaRC Some thirty representatives from the academy, government, military and industry gathered at the SMaRC seminar and laboratory display day on January 17, 2019. In addition to general…
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