Rudy R. Negenborn      Rudy Negenborn
Full Professor, Head of Section
Team & Themes

Transport Engineering and Logistics
Dept. of Maritime and Transport Technology
Delft University of Technology
Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD  Delft
The Netherlands

Room B-3-300
How to reach Faculty 3mE
How to reach my office

tel: +31 (0) 15 27 86718
fax: +31 (0) 15 27 81397

secretary: Patty Bokop-van der Stap
tel: +31 (0)15 27 86529


Smart Shipping

Researchlab Autonomous Shipping (RAS)

Autonomous Vessel Fleet

Interacting Vessels

Towards Zero-Emission Shipping

Autonomous Vessel Family

Delfia-1 Star Autonomous Vessel
10x Delfia-1 Star

SeaBax-Inside Autonomous Vessel

Friends of the Family

GeoSurveyor X by GEOxyz (ISHY partner)
(Photo courtesy GEOxyz)

Vera Cruz
Vera Cruz by Vera Cruz Shipping (ISHY partner)

Natalia by Hybrid Marine (ISHY partner)

TU Delft Electric Autonomous Vehicle
TU Delft Electric Autonomous Vehicle
(Concept by L. Braam)

Smart Logistics

NOVIMOVE: Introduction

[All NOVIMOVE News Updates]

International Conference on Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships 2023 (ICMASS'23)

Call for Participation ICMASS'23
[All about ICMASS'23]

Computational Logistics 2015

Computational Logistics

The people of ICCL'15

ICCL'15 - International Conference on
Computational Logistics (ICCL) 2015
Delft, The Netherlands

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

Anticipating the
Massive introduction of
Sensing, Computation, and
Communication Technologies


Spotlight publication

Closed-loop scheduling and control of waterborne AGVs for energy-efficient Inter Terminal Transport

"We propose closed-loop energy-efficient scheduling and control of an autonomous Inter Terminal Transport (ITT) system using waterborne Autonomous Guided Vessels (waterborne AGVs). A novel pick-up and delivery problem considering safe intervals between berthing time slots of different waterborne AGVs is proposed. Waterborne AGVs are controlled in a cooperative distributed way to carry out assigned ..." [More...]

Closed-loop scheduling and control of waterborne AGVs for energy-efficient Inter Terminal Transport. H. Zheng, R.R. Negenborn, G. Lodewijks. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, vol. 105, pp. 261-278, September 2017.   

Prospective students Multi-Machine Engineering (MME):
Interested in becoming a multi-machine Master of Science at TU Delft?
This video tells you all about our 2-year MSc program.

Inauguration Speech
on communication, logistics, autonomous ships, and multi-machine engineering

"What if ships could talk?", or: Coordination for Real-Time Logistics
[Watch the public presentation online]

Autonomous ships -- How will they work?
How will autonomous ships work?

Distributed Model Predictive Control Made Easy   Transport of Water versus Transport over Water   Intelligent 
Infrastructures -- The Book

Research in Sketches
Synchromodal Transport

Coordination Challenges for Inland Shipping

Active topic cloud (past 3 years)

logistics, intermodal transport, container transport
transport over water, control of ships

transportation networks, inter-terminal transport
water networks power networks, gas networks

multi-agent systems, model predictive control, hybrid systems
reinforcement learning, Kalman filters, learning robots

The Brain of TU Delft
The Brain of TU Delft

NWO Perspectief Programme

H2020 MG-2-6-2019 -- NOVIMOVE:
"Novel inland waterway transport concepts"

HORIZON EUROPE CL5-2021-D5-01-13 -- DT4GS:
Open Collaboration & Digital Twin Infrastructure
for Green Smart Shipping

H2020 European training and research network on
Autonomous Barges for Smart Inland Shipping

REACT-EU Op-Zuid Project:
Fieldlab Autonomous Sailing Technology (FAST)

Promoting Green Transport and Mobility:

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"

SmartPort 2017
"Port Impact of Autonomous Ship Applications"

NWO Social & Physical Sciences 2016
"Complexity Methods for Predictive Synchromodality"

STW Perspectief 2015 Program "i-CAVE"

AIDA - Automatic Identification of Research Trends
Strategic Innovation Project AIDA:
Automatic Identification of Research Trends

GasDrive Concept
STW Water 2015 Program "GasDrive"

Topsector Water/STW Maritime 2013
Program "ShipDrive"

Next Generation Port Infrastructures, Powered by Maasvakte 2
Inter Terminal Transport at the Port of Rotterdam

    Next Generation Port Infrastructures, Powered by Maasvakte 2
Towards guaranteed port accessibility

China Scholarship Council

Innovational Research Incentives Scheme
2010 VENI Grant

Position paper
Koersen op AI
Maritime Ambitions in the area
of AI in The Netherlands

AIDA -- The Booklet
AIDA -- The Booklet -- Automatic Research Positioning & Trend Identification
Automatic Research Positioning
& Trend Identification

Journal Special Issues
Special Issue Transportation Research Part E
Computational Transport Logistics at Work
(Special issue of Transportation Research Part E)

Special Issue SWZ Maritime on Autonomous Ships
Autonomous Ships
(Special issue of SWZ Maritime 2017/02)

Special Issue SWZ Maritime on Propulsion Systems
Propulsion Systems
(Special issue of SWZ Maritime 2015/10)

Special Issue Water Prediction and Control Technology
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?

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