CADDY is a collaborative project funded by the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme FP7 - Challenge 2: Cognitive Systems and Robotics - under grant agreement n° 611373.

Small or medium-scale focused research project (STREP)
Duration: 36 months (January 2014 – December 2016)
Budget: 4.881.103 € (EU contribution 3.679.931 €)
European Robotics Forum - ERF 2016

EVENTS / 3rd CADDY Workshop


Date: 14 - 15 June 2016


Location: University of Newcastle, Newcastle, UK





3rd CADDY workshop is organized as a part of the EMRA'16 - Workshop on EU-funded Marine Robotics and Applications. Following successful events hosted by CNR (Rome 2014) and IST (Lisbon 2015), Newcastle University's School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering organized EMRA on 14th and 15th June 2016. Organised under EU projects CADDY and EXCELLABUST, EMRA broth together a diverse range of speakers, from ongoing FP7/H2020 projects, industry, end users and stakeholders. The interdisciplinary event provided an excellent opportunity for networking and cross-fertilisation of ideas in marine robotics, enabling technologies and applications.

In a single track conference programme over two days 18 speakers gave their lecture and participated in discussions. Presentations from ongoing EU funded research projects were mixed with presentations from industry and end users.





EC Projects Presentations

  • WiMUST
  • DexROV
  • subCULTron
  • OceanRINGS
  • LAkHsMI

Invited Talks

  • Nikola Miskovic, Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies, UNIZG FER: CADDY Year 2: What we learned from first validation trials
  • Pere Ridao, Vision and Robotics Research Institute, University of Girona: 3D Survey of Areas with Strong Relief Using Hovering Capable AUVs
  • Jeremi Gancet, Space Applications Services NV/SA: DexROV: dexterous ROV interventions operated from an onshore control center
  • Alessio Turetta, Graal Tech s.r.l: Seismic exploration with a swarm of 16 AUVs: from the system design to the first survey at sea
  • Ronald Thenius, Artificial Life Lab - University of Graz: Subcultron: a learning, self-regulating, self-sustaining underwater society/culture of robots
  • Maarja Kruusmaa, Centre for Biorobotics, Tallinn University of Technology: Flow sensors for robotics and environmental monitoring
  • Maryam Haroutunian, School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University: Towards bio-inpiration for underwater vehicles
  • Eduardo Silva, ISEP / INESC TEC: Underwater mining
  • Edin Omerdic, Mobile & Marine Robotics Research Centre, University of Limerick: OceanRINGS: Current State of Development and Future Work
  • Guiseppe Casalino, University of Genova (ISME): DexROV: enabling effective dexterous ROV operations in presence of communication latencies
  • Maaten Furlong, National Oceanography Centre: Marine Autonomous Systems development at NOC: an overview
  • Fraser Macdonald, Scottish Association for Marine Science: The Scottish Marine Robotics Facility: Marine observation spanning atmosphere, ocean and ice
  • Miguel Morales Maqueda, School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University: Water surface height determination with a GPS Wave Glider: A demonstration in Loch Ness, Scotland
  • Guiseppe Casalino, University of Genova (ISME): ROBUST: Robotic subsea exploration technologies
  • Giovanni Indiveri, University of Salento (ISME): The WiMUST H2020 project: Widely scalable Mobile Underwater Sonar Technology
  • Jeff Neasham, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Newcastle University: Low power and low cost underwater acoustic communication & positioning
  • David Lane, Ocean Systems Laboratory, Heriot-Watt University: ROBOCADEMY ITN: What's Hot and So What - Building Links to Relevant EU Projects
  • Fausto Ferreira, NATO STO CMRE: Pushing the state of the art through competitions and high level educational programmes

 Photos from the event are available in CADDY Gallery here.

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