The Vessel Dynamics Lab had a fabulous time at IEEE/MTS Oceans 2023 in Limerick, Ireland, where graduate student researcher Vanessa Barth presented on “Gaze controlled underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to improve accessibility in maritime robotics” and undergrad researcher Sam Athapaththu presented his “Autonomous modular water collection system.”
Barth, V., Jones, V., Athapaththu, A., and McCue, L., “Gaze controlled underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to improve accessibility in maritime robotics,” 2023 IEEE Oceans Conference, June 5-8, Limerick, Ireland.
Barth, V., Berg, C., Costa, P., Cummings, M., Denham, W., Handler, R., Hayes, M., Karri, D., Kathir, N., McCue, L., Miller Hooks, E., Nowzari, C., Reagle, C., Rosenblum, D., Rostobaya, V., Sanders, Q., Shishika, D., Shortle, J., and Sinanovic, E., “On the vertical and horizontal integration of robotics within engineering and computing education,” IUTAM Symposium on Optimal Guidance and Control for Autonomous Systems, March 15-17, 2023, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Capstone Team Buoy for the 2022-2023 academic year worked to prototype a (currently) remote controlled (aiming for autonomous) miniature version of the FLIP ship. Here is a brief example of sea trials in the horizontal configuration.
One of our 2022-2023 capstone projects was the design and build of a sprint capable underwater glider. Check out their video here.
Vanessa joined the Vessel Dynamics Lab as a PhD student in Spring 2022. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from George Mason University, where she loved the environment so much she decided to stay for graduate school. Her research interests include autonomous systems, dynamics and controls, and machine learning. She is currently working on accessible control of an ROV using an eye tracker. Outside the lab, Vanessa enjoys cooking, solving jigsaw puzzles, and playing with her dogs.