Vertically-Integrated Project (VIP) Team
The VIP Team will look at the challenging domain of Maritime Robotics.
The oceans cover over 70% of our planet’s surface and constitute a
critical element in our quality of life, including the climate and the
resources and food that we obtain from the sea. The goal of this team
will be to address new research in maritime robotics including
navigation of underwater and surface vehicles, mapping and exploration
underwater, and other challenging maritime robotic technologies.
Image processing, software development, mechanical design, embedded
systems development, process analysis and simulation, dynamic system
analysis, process design, general software skills.
Marine robotics, sensing/perception of objects in unstructured marine
environment, autonomous systems, collaborative technology, power and
Mick West (GTRI), Tom Collins (GTRI)
PROJECT PARTNERS AND
Robotics and Intelligent Machines Center at Georgia Tech., various
commercial partners, US government.
DESIRED DISCIPLINES AND PREPARATION:
- EE, CmpE, CS – Background/interest in autonomy, collaborative control,
image processing and embedded systems, power and energy, electrical
design and integration, virtual environments. Programming skills are
- ME – Hydrodynamic modeling, acoustics, mechanical design and
- AE – Fluid analysis.
- Biology and Marine Sciences – Ocean biology, ocean chemistry,
Mick West, (404) 407-8638, firstname.lastname@example.org