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
Watch the public presentation online]
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]
[ 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.
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"
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?