Main research interests: Coordination within and among transport hubs
4S Framework: Real-time coordination of
Smart Equipment in Smart Hubs for Smart Ports in Smart Networks
Massive introduction of
Sensing, Computation, and Communication Technologies
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Inauguration Speech on communication, logistics, autonomous ships, and multi-machine engineering
"What if ships could talk?", or: Coordination for Real-Time Logistics
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Prospective students Multi-Machine Engineering (MME):
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Dynamic optimization of ship energy efficiency considering time-varying environmental factors
"Nowadays, optimization of ship energy efficiency attracts increasing attention in order to meet the requirement for energy conservation and emission reduction. Ship operation energy efficiency is significantly influenced by environmental factors such as wind speed and direction, water speed and depth, etc. Owing to inherent time-variety and uncertainty associated with these various factors, it is ..." [ More...] K. Wang, X. Yan, Y. Yuan, X. Jiang, X. Lin, R.R. Negenborn. Dynamic optimization of ship energy efficiency considering time-varying environmental factors. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, vol. 62, pp. 685-698, July 2018.
[ Publications: Recent]
[ In pictures]
[ Control & Coordination]
[ Transport Logistics]
Recently added publications
Z. Du, R.R. Negenborn, V. Reppa. Cooperative multi-agent control for autonomous ship towing under environmental disturbances. Accepted for publication in IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica, 2021. R.B. Larsen, R. Baksteen, B. Atasoy, R.R. Negenborn. Secure multi-party co-planning of barge
departures. Accepted for the 16th IFAC International Conference on Control in Transportation (IFAC CTS'21), Lille, France, June 2021. Z. Du, V. Reppa, R.R. Negenborn. MPC-based COLREGS compliant collision avoidance for a multi-vessel ship-towing system. Accepted for the 2021 European Control Conference (ECC'21), Rotterdam, The Netherlands, June/July 2021. M. van Pampus, A. Haseltalab, V. Garofano, V. Reppa, Y. Deinema, R.R. Negenborn. Distributed leader-follower formation control for autonomous vessels
based on model predictive control. Accepted for the 2021 European Control Conference (ECC'21), Rotterdam, The Netherlands, June/July 2021. S. Hurkmans, B. Atasoy, M.Y. Maknoon, R.R. Negenborn. Territory planning for a multi-objective residential waste collection problem. Accepted for publication in Transportation Research Record, 2021.
How will autonomous ships work?
Research in Sketches
Active topic cloud (past 3 years)
transport over water,
control of ships
transportation networks, inter-terminal transport
reinforcement learning, Kalman filters, learning robots
The Brain of TU Delft
H2020 MG-2-6-2019 -- NOVIMOVE: "Novel inland waterway transport concepts"
Promoting Green Transport and Mobility: "AVATAR"
Maritime Innovation-Impulse Project: NoMES: Novel and Minimized Emissons Shipping
NWO Topsector Water & Maritiem:
Blauwe Route -- "TRiLOGy" and " READiNESS"
Interreg 2 Seas: "ISHY: Implementation of Ship Hybridisation"
A multi-machine engineering perspective
H2020 EU.3.2.5 2017: Cross-cutting marine and maritime research:
"Space@Sea -- Transport & Logistics"
"Impulse Autonomous Shipping for Amsterdam 2018"
"Port Impact of Autonomous Ship Applications"
NWO Social & Physical Sciences 2016
"Complexity Methods for Predictive Synchromodality" (COMET-PS)
STW Perspectief 2015 Program "i-CAVE"
Strategic Innovation Project AIDA:
Automatic Identification of Research Trends
STW Water 2015 Program "GasDrive"
Topsector Water/STW Maritime 2013
Inter Terminal Transport at the Port of Rotterdam
Towards guaranteed port accessibility
Innovational Research Incentives
Scheme 2010 VENI
AIDA -- The Booklet
Automatic Research Positioning & Trend Identification
Journal Special Issues
Computational Transport Logistics at Work
(Special issue of Transportation Research Part E)
(Special issue of SWZ Maritime 2017/02)
(Special issue of SWZ Maritime 2015/10)
Water Prediction and Control Technology
(Special issue of Journal of Hydroinformatics)
Videos on Inter Terminal Transport
Opportunities for Real-Time Coordination
Automated MTS and waterborne AGVs as solution?