ICRA2019 Workshop (Half-Day)
Approaching Residency of Marine Robots for Deep-Sea Research (ARMR-DSR)


AM 8:30-12:30, Thursday, May 23, 2019, Room 520e
Montreal, Canada
In conjunction with the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2019)
In conjunction with the IEEE RAS Technical Committee for Marine Robotics


5-18-2019: Workshop agend is available. See you in Montreal!
5-18-2019: Workshop papers are available.
3-25-2019: Submission deadline extended to April 5, 2019 (final call).
3-8-2019: Submission deadline extended to March 22, 2019.
2-26-2019: Best Paper Award information published.
1-20-2019: Call for Paper published; due March 8, 2019.

[New] Agenda

[New] Workshop Papers


Subsea exploration and monitoring are of vital significance in many fields include early tsunami warning, oceanography, marine biology, coastal safety, natural resource exploitation, and environmental preservation. From measuring methane hydrate deposits to strategic defense installations, marine robotics is among the most promising technologies that accelerate the progress of these fields. An emerging frontier of marine robotics is the endeavor to achieve long-term residency of autonomous underwater vehicles. Supported by subsea infrastructures such as the ocean observatories, resident autonomous underwater vehicles (RAUVs) acquire power and cabled communication from deep-sea stations. RAUV will provide prolonged dynamic measurements of the subsea environment and be able to attend to emerging subsea events promptly.

This workshop aims at raising the awareness of the significance of RAUV and providing a platform for discussing existing technological challenges in achieving long-term residency. Our focus lies on identifying critical demands for RAUVs and collecting novel ideas and concepts for major topics. We will discuss topics including efficient learning with deficient perception data and minimum supervision, robust robot control and system reliability in highly uncertain environments, and long-term autonomy. We hope to bring together researchers, practitioners, and scientists from related disciplines to envision the future of RAUVs and subsea exploration.

Related Workshops:
(1) Resident AUV Workshop, May 9-11, 2018 @ University of Washington, Seattle, WA
(2) Frontiers in Undersea Seafloor Science and Engineering Workshop, June 21-22, 2018 @ Northeastern University, Boston, MA
(3) Seafloor Instrumentation Workshop, July 12-13, 2018 @ Salishan Resort, Gleneden Beach, OR

A Resident AUV system conceptualized by Dana Manalang and Prof. John R. Dalaney

Invited Speakers (alphabetical order)

Mandar Chitre, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Geoff Hollinger, Oregon State University, USA
John J. Leonard, MIT, USA
Aaron Marburg, University of Washington Applied Physics Lab, USA
Pere Ridao, University of Girona, Spain
Christopher Roper, Saab Seaeye, USA
Mae Seto, Dalhousie University, Canada
Hanumant Singh, Northeastern University, USA
Ryan N. Smith, Fort Lewis College, USA
Joao T Sousa, Porto University, Portugal
Fumin Zhang, Georgia Tech, USA

Call for Papers

We invite interested authors to submit extended abstracts (2 pages) and workshop papers (5-6 pages) of relevant works on deep-sea applications. Accepted abstracts and papers will be posted on the workshop website but will NOT be included in the official IEEE proceedings. All submissions will go through a single-blind review process refereed by guest reviewers. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to present their works during the poster session. Authors of accepted workshop papers will be invited to give an oral presentation with the option to also present during the poster session. Extended version of accepted submissions may be considered for publication in the IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering.

List of Topics

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Best Paper Award

This award recognizes the best paper presented at the ARMR-DSR workshop. All papers presented at this workshop are eligible. The organizing committee will chair and participate in the selection. Papers will be judged based on relevance, technical merit, and potential impact. This award is sponsored by SAAB. It will be announced and presented at the end of the workshop.

Submission Process

All submissions should be in the form of a single PDF in ICRA format (templates: LaTex and MS-Word): Submission finished.

Important Dates

Organizing Committee

Z Song Zhuoyuan Song (primary contact)
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Hawaii at Manoa
zsong (at) hawaii.edu

A Marburg Aaron Marburg
Senior Research Engineer
Applied Physics Laboratory
University of Washington
amarburg (at) uw.edu

M Krieg Michael Krieg
Adjunct Research Scientist
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of Florida
kriegm (at) ufl.edu

K Mohseni Kamran Mohseni
Professor and W.P Bushnell Endowed Chair
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Florida
mohseni (at) ufl.edu

B Bingham Brian Bingham
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Naval Postgraduate School
bbingham (at) nps.edu


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