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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State-of-the-art research on motion control of maritime autonomous surface ships
"At present, with the development of waterborne transport vehicles, research on ship faces a new round of challenges in terms of intelligence and autonomy. The concept of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) has been put forward by the International Maritime Organization in 2017, in which MASS become the new focus of the waterborne transportation industry. This paper elaborates on the state-of-..." [ More...] L. Wang, Q. Wu, J. Liu, S. Li, R.R. Negenborn. State-of-the-art research on motion control of maritime autonomous surface ships. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, vol. 7, no. 12, December 2019. Open access.
[ Publications: Recent]
[ In pictures]
[ Control & Coordination]
[ Transport Logistics]
Recently added publications
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. C. Armenta, S. Delprat, R.R. Negenborn, A. Haseltalab, J. Lauber, M. Dambrine. Exploiting convexity to reduct the computational cost of hybrid vessel energy management. Accepted for the 2021 American Control Conference (ACC'21), New Orleans, Louisiana, May 2021. Published in IEEE Control Systems Letters. B.A. Beirogo, F. Schulte, R.R. Negenborn. A learning-based optimization approach for autonomous ridesharing platforms with service level contracts and on-demand hiring of idle vehicles. Accepted for publication in Transportation Science, 2021. C. Armenta, S. Delprat, R.R. Negenborn, A. Haseltalab, J. Lauber, M. Dambrine. Computational reduction of optimal hybrid vehicle energy management. IEEE Control Systems Letters, 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?