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

   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

Distributed model predictive control for vessel train formations of cooperative multi-vessel systems

"Recently, the cooperative control of multiple vessels has been gaining increasing attention because of the potential robustness, reliability and efficiency of multi-agent systems. In this paper, we propose the concept of Cooperative Multi-Vessel Systems (CMVSs) consisting of multiple coordinated autonomous vessels. In particular, we focus on the cooperative behavior between vessels in a CMVS. We n..." [More...]

L. Chen, J.J. Hopman, R.R. Negenborn. Distributed model predictive control for vessel train formations of cooperative multi-vessel systems. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, vol. 92, pp. 101-118, July 2018.   

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

Recently added publications
Y. Niu, F. Schulte, R.R. Negenborn. Human aspects in collaborative order picking – Letting robotic agents learn about human discomfort. Accepted for the International Conference on Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing 2020 (ISM 2020), Linz, Austria, November 2020.   
B. van Riessen, J. Mulder, R.R. Negenborn, R. Dekker. Revenue management with two fare classes in synchromodal container transportation. Accepted for publication in Flexible Services and Manufacturing, 2020.   
J. Ye, V. Reppa, M. Godjevac, R.R. Negenborn. Construction mode detection for autonomous offshore heavy lift operations. Accepted for publication in Safety Science, 2020.   
A. Haseltalab, V. Garofano, M. Raheel Afzal, N. Faggioni, S. Li, J. Liu, F. Ma, M. Martelli, Y. Singh, P. Slaets, X. You, R.R. Negenborn. The Collaborative Autonomous Shipping Experiment (CASE): Motivations, theory, infrastructure, and experimental challenges. Accepted for the 2020 International Ship Control Systems Symposium (iSCSS 2020), Delft, The Netherlands, October 2020.   
A. Haseltalab, L. van Biert, B.T.W. Mestemaker, R.R. Negenborn. Energy management for hybrid power generation using solid oxide fuel cell. Accepted for the 2020 International Ship Control Systems Symposium (iSCSS 2020), Delft, The Netherlands, October 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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