Rudy R. Negenborn      Rudy Negenborn
Full Professor, Head of Section
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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
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secretary: Patty Bokop-van der Stap
tel: +31 (0)15 27 86529


Autonomous Vessel Family

Autonomous Vessel Fleet

Interacting Vessels

Delfia-1 Star Autonomous Vessel
Delfia-1 Star

Delfia-1 Autonomous Vessel
Delfia-1 [in action]

Autonomous Amphibian Transport

SeaBax-Inside Autonomous Vessel

Outdoor Autonomous Vessels

Tito Neri Quality Care
Tito Neri Quality Care

Hybrid Tug
Hybrid Tug

Friend of the Family: WUT-1
(Wuhan University of Technology)

Vosper Perkasa
Friend of the Family: Vosper Perkasa
(Wuhan University of Technology)

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

   Flyer: [7 PhD and PostDoc positions opening soon]
   More information on currently open vacancies? [Click here]

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]

Spotlight publication

Survey on short-term technology developments and readiness levels for autonomous shipping

"Recently, Autonomous Surface Vessels (ASVs) have attracted a lot of attention. Developing a fully autonomous vessel is challenging. Existing research provides a track from existing vessels to a remotecontrolled vessel with reduced crews, an unmanned remote-controlled vessel, and at the end, a fully autonomous vessel. The first step is to equip existing vessels to realize autonomous sailing. In thi..." [More...]

L.E. van Cappelle, L. Chen, R.R. Negenborn. Survey on short-term technology developments and readiness levels for autonomous shipping. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computational Logistics (ICCL 2018), Vietri sul Mare, Italy, pp. 106-123, October 2018.   

Publications: [Recent] [All] [In pictures] [Control & Coordination] [Transport Logistics]

Recently added publications
H. Zheng, C. Jin, X. Luo, R.R. Negenborn, Y. Wang. Dynamic rolling horizon scheduling of waterborne AGVs for inter terminal transport. Accepted for the 16th IEEE International Conference on Control & Automation (ICCA 2020), Sapporo, Japan, 2020.   
N. Pourmohammad-Zia, F. Schulte, R.R. Negenborn. Platform-based platooning to connect two autonomous vehicle areas. Accepted for the 23rd IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC 2020), Rhodes, Greece, September 2020.   
B.A. Beirigo, F. Schulte, R.R. Negenborn. Integrating people and freight transportation using shared autonomous vehicles with compartments. In IFAC PapersOnline 51-9 (IFAC CTS 2018), Savona, Italy, pp. 392-397, June 2018. Open access.   
M. Dalmijn, B. Atasoy, P. Bijl, R.R. Negenborn. Charge scheduling of electric vehicles for last-mile distribution of an e-grocer. Accepted for the Forum on Integrated and Sustainable Transportation Systems (ISTS2020), Delft, The Netherlands, June-July 2020.   
S. Li, J. Liu, R.R. Negenborn. Automatic docking for underactuated ships based on multi-objective nonlinear model predictive control. Accepted for publication in IEEE Access, December 2020.   

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

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

Promoting Green Transport and Mobility:

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

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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