SUMMER@LSTS 2020 – Introduction to Marine Robotics with applications to ocean observation, underwater archeology and ecosystems mapping


The summer course on Marine Robotics is funded by the Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology (FCT) and organized by the Laboratório de Sistemas e Tecnologia Subaquática (LSTS) from the University of Porto and the AIR Centre. in cooperation with the H2020 EU Marine Robots Project, coordinated by LSTS.

The goal of the course is to provide a comprehensive overview of Marine Robotics with special focus on applications in ocean observation, underwater archeology and ecosystems mapping. There will be an equal emphasis on concepts and on practical applications. There will be 40 hours of lectures and 80 hours of a supervised research project. The course is simultaneously broad, providing a comprehensive overview of Marine Robotics, as well as deep, facilitating access to the open-source LSTS software tool chain and to the LSTS vehicles. The students are encouraged to make an impact in the area!

The syllabus includes: LSTS overview, robotic systems overview, models, sensors, communications, LSTS vehicles, LSTS tool chain, deliberative planning, planning and control systems, Atlantic journeys, introduction to underwater archeology, introduction to ocean observation, introduction to ecosystems mapping, and applications. More Information about the course will be soon posted at: