Gancet, J., Weiss, P., Antonelli, G., Pfingsthorn, M. F., Calinon, S., Turetta, A., Walen, C., Urbina, D., Govindaraj, S., Letier, P., Martinez, X., Salini, J., Chemisky, B., Indiveri, G., Casalino, G., Di Lillo, P., Simetti, E., De Palma, D., Birk, A., Tanwani, A., Havoutis, I., Caffaz, A. and Guilpain, L. (2016)
Dexterous Undersea Interventions with Far Distance Onshore Supervision: the DexROV Project
In Proc. IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems (CAMS), pp. 414-419.


The operation of a ROV requires significant off-shore dedicated manpower to handle and operate the robotic platform. In order to reduce the burden of operations, DexROV proposes to work out more cost effective and time efficient ROV operations, where manned support is in a large extent delocalized onshore (i.e. from a ROV control center), possibly at a large distance from the actual operations, relying on satellite communications. The proposed scheme makes provision for advanced dexterous manipulation capabilities, exploiting human expertise from a remote location when deemed useful. The outcomes of the project will be integrated and evaluated in a series of tests and evaluation campaigns, culminating with a realistic deep sea (1,300 meters) trial. After one year, the project specified the system architecture of the system and carried out preliminary technological trade-offs for the subsystems.

Bibtex reference

  author="Gancet, J. and Weiss, P. and Antonelli, G. and Pfingsthorn, M. F. and Calinon, S. and Turetta, A. and Walen, C. and Urbina, D. and Govindaraj, S. and Letier, P. and Martinez, X. and Salini, J. and Chemisky, B. and Indiveri, G. and Casalino, G. and Di Lillo, P. and Simetti, E. and De Palma, D. and Birk, A. and Tanwani, A. and Havoutis, I. and Caffaz, A. and Guilpain, L.",
  title="Dexterous Undersea Interventions with Far Distance Onshore Supervision: the {DexROV} Project",
  booktitle="{IFAC} Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems ({CAMS})",
  address="Trondheim, Norway",
  doi = "",
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