Autonomous Ships: Theory & Practice – Presented by Ali Haseltalab & Rudy R. Negenborn, TU Delft

Autonomous Ships: Theory and Practice – Presented by Ali Haseltalab and Rudy R. Negenborn, Maritime and Transport Technology Department, Delft University of Technology at the Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference, which takes place on June 13, 2017, at Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands.

The Department of Maritime and Transport Technology of TU Delft is carrying out research on autonomous vessels, which can potentially solve some increasing problems in transportation, such as latency, tra­ffic in port areas and high costs. In this presentation the audience will be introduced to on-going research projects related to autonomous vessels.

About Ali Haseltalab
Ali Haseltalab is a PhD student/employee in the department of Maritime and Transport Technology at TU Delft. His current research interests include motion control of autonomous ships, modeling and control of on-board hybrid-electric power and propulsion systems and power and energy management strategies for autonomous vessels.

Rudy R. NegenbornAbout Rudy R. Negenborn
Dr. Rudy Negenborn is associate professor in automatic control & coordination of transport technology at the Section Transport Engineering & Logistics of Department Maritime & Transport Technology, Delft University of Technology.


About Maritime and Transport Technology Department, Delft University of Technology
The essence of Maritime and Transport Technology is to develop, design, build and operate marine, dredging and transport systems and their equipment. The department of Maritime and Transport Technology at TU Delft is not only responsible for educating hundreds of students in the above-mentioned fields but also numerous research projects are being carried out to extend the borders of these fields.

About Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference

Sea freight volumes continue to increase and shipping industry is challenged with finding new ways to offer competitive and sustainable services. Still in its infancy, research and development projects into unmanned maritime cargo initiatives are aiming to bring about massive disruptions in the global transportation world throughout the complete logistics value chain.

Focus topics: Remote control technology; Security; Legal and liability implications;Autonomous operation architecture (5G / satellite);Human factors;New value chains / business models and more…..

The Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference is part of the first global multimodal unmanned cargo systems event – a two-day event (Jun 13-14, 2017) that includes 4 dedicated conferences and an exhibition:Cargo Innovation ConferenceUnmanned Cargo Ship ConferenceUnmanned Cargo Ground Vehicle ConferenceUnmanned Cargo Aircraft ConferenceSmart Logistics Expo


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