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Fundamental Design and Automation Technologies in Offshore Robotics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128202715

Fundamental Design and Automation Technologies in Offshore Robotics

1st Edition

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Editor: Hamid Reza Karimi
Paperback ISBN: 9780128202715
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st July 2020
Page Count: 320
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Table of Contents

  1. A survey of offshore vehicles
    2. Modelling and synthesis of autonomous vehicles
    3. Load analysis of offshore vehicles
    4. Motion control of offshore vehicles
    5. Autonomous control of unmanned surface vehicles
    6. Navigation and path optimization of surface vehicles
    7. Sensor networks complexities in offshore robotics
    8. Collision avoidance for flying vehicles in offshore environment
    9. Offshore structure inspection by quadrotors
    10. Remote control of offshore robots
    11. Technological complexities of controllers on underactuated offshore vehicles
    12. Fault diagnosis of unmanned underwater vehicles


Fundamental Design and Automation Technologies in Offshore Robotics introduces technological design, modelling, stability analysis, control synthesis, filtering problem and real time operation of robotics vehicles in offshore environments.

The book gives numerical and simulation results in each chapter to reflect the engineering practice yet demonstrate the focus of the developed analysis and synthesis approaches. The book is ideal to be used as a reference book for senior and graduate students. It is written in a way that the presentation is simple, clear, and easy to read and understand which would be appreciated by graduate students. Researchers working on marine vehicles and robotics would be able to find reference material on related topics from the book.

The book could be of a significant interest to the researchers within offshore and deep see society, including both academic and industrial parts.

Key Features

  • Provides a series of latest results in, including but not limited to, motion control, robotics, and multi-vehicle systems towards offshore environment
  • Presents recent advances of theory, technological aspects, and applications of robotics in offshore environment
  • Offers a comprehensive and up-to-date references, which plays an indicative role for further study of the reader


Mechatronics engineers working on robotics and vehicles design; control engineers working on vehicle control systems; mechanical engineers working on vehicle systems; mathematicians and physicians working on complex dynamics; and postgraduate students majoring in mechatronics, control engineering, mechanical engineering, and applied mathematics


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About the Editor

Hamid Reza Karimi

Dr. Karimi received the B.Sc. (First Hons.) degree in power systems from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1998, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. (First Hons.) degrees in control systems engineering from the University of Tehran, Tehran, in 2001 and 2005, respectively. His research interests are in the areas of control systems/theory, mechatronics, networked control systems, intelligent control systems, signal processing, vibration control, ground vehicles, structural control, wind turbine control and cutting processes. He is an Editorial Board Member for some international journals and several Technical Committee. Prof. Karimi has been presented a number of national and international awards, including Alexander-von-Humboldt Research Fellowship Award (in Germany), JSPS Research Award (in Japan), DAAD Research Award (in Germany), August-Wilhelm-Scheer Award (in Germany) and been invited as visiting professor at a number of universities in Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Spain, China, Korea, Japan, India.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Applied Mechanics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy