Design Considerations for Sailing Robots Performing Long Term Autonomous Oceanography

Colin Sauze, Mark Neal

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Over the last four years we have developed five sailing robots of various sizes with the intention of performing long term ocean monitoring. These have demonstrated that a sailing robot could potentially perform long term ocean monitoring. A number of sensor packages, sail designs and hull designs have been tested. Wing sails have been found to be particularly suitable for this application as they minimise potential points of failure. Work with biologically inspired control systems that are capable of adapting the robot's behaviour to its conditions and the demands of its mission is currently ongoing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIRSC 2008
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Robotic Sailing Conference
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2008
EventInternational Robotic Sailing Conference - Breitenbrunn, Austria
Duration: 23 May 200824 May 2008


ConferenceInternational Robotic Sailing Conference
Abbreviated titleIRSC 2008
Period23 May 200824 May 2008
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