- Underwater docking
- Classification of sonar data with deep learning
- Vehicle system performance optimisation
- Hydrobatics simulator
- Autonomous underwater perception
- Underwater navigation
- Robust, flexible and transparent mission planning and execution
- Multi-agent mission planning and execution
- Air-independent energy storage
- Autonomous situation awareness and world modeling
- Underwater communication
- Demonstrator program
In many cases, having multiple smaller vehicles cooperating to achieve a task is more efficient, flexible and robust than having one larger vehicle.
The efficiency comes from the possibility of having sensors in different places at once when pursuing a mission.
The flexibility comes from being able to divide the resources into separate groups, performing different tasks at different locations.
The robustness comes from the fact that a critical error in one platform often leaves the rest of the team operational at a somewhat reduced level of performance, whereas a critical error in a single platform system might incapacitate the whole system.
Petter Ögren, assoc. Professor Robotics, Perception and Learning KTH – Project leader
Özer Özkahraman – PhD student
Nils Bore – Post-Doc