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Autonomous surface vessels in ports: Applications, technology and port infrastructures


"Autonomous Surface Vessels (ASVs) have various applications in the marine sector. However, considerable challenges need to be met before in-tegrating the applications in the current environment. Moreover, infrastructures in ports and waterways need to be upgraded to satisfy the requirements for ASV applications. To have an insight into the potential of ASVs in ports, we analyze the applications of..." [More...]

A. Devaraju, L. Chen, R.R. Negenborn. Autonomous surface vessels in ports: Applications, technology and port infrastructures. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computational Logistics (ICCL 2018), Vietri sul Mare, Italy, pp. 85-105, October 2018.   


Fast ADMM for distributed model predictive control of cooperative Waterborne AGVs


"This article proposes a distributed predictive path following controller with arrival time awareness for multiple waterborne AGVs applied to Inter Terminal Transport (ITT). The goal is to design an efficient cooperative distributed algorithm that solves local problems in parallel and minimizes an overall objective. We model the ITT problem using waterborne AGVs with independent dynamics and object..." [More...]

H. Zheng, R.R. Negenborn, G. Lodewijks. Fast ADMM for distributed model predictive control of cooperative Waterborne AGVs. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 1406-1413, July 2017.   


Life lessons from and for distributed MPC - Part 1: Dynamics of cooperation


"This paper and a second accompanying paper (Olaru et al., 2018) explore the potential of Distributed Predictive Control (DMPC) literature to provide valuable insights into social behaviour. In particular this first paper focuses on the mechanisms of group regulation in social systems. It will be noted that there are major differences between the way in which DMPC algorithms and Social Human Parti..." [More...]

P. McNamara, R.R. Negenborn, J.C. Canizares, M. Farina, J.M. Maestre, S. Olaru, P. Trodden. Life lessons from and for distributed MPC - Part 1: Dynamics of cooperation. In IFAC PapersOnline 51-30 (IFAC TECIS 2018), Baku, Azerbaijan, pp. 101-106, 2018.   


Intermodal freight transport planning - A receding horizon control approach


"This paper investigates intermodal freight transport planning problems among deep-sea terminals and inland terminals in hinterland haulage for a horizontally fully integrated intermodal freight transport operator at the tactical container flow level. An intermodal freight transport network (IFTN) model is first developed to capture the key characteristics of intermodal freight transport such as t..." [More...]

L. Li, R.R. Negenborn, B. De Schutter. Intermodal freight transport planning - A receding horizon control approach. Transportation Research Part C, vol. 60, pp. 77-95, 2015.   


Efficient multi-scenario model predictive control for water resources management with ensemble streamflow forecasts


"Model Predictive Control (MPC) is one of the most advanced real-time control techniques that has been widely applied to water resources management (WRM). MPC can manage the water system in a holistic manner and has a flexible structure to incorporate specific elements, such as setpoints and constraints. Therefore, MPC has shown its versatile performance in many branches of WRM. Nonetheless, with t..." [More...]

X. Tian, R.R. Negenborn, P.J. van Overloop, J.M. Maestre, A. Sadowska, N. van de Giesen. Efficient multi-scenario model predictive control for water resources management with ensemble streamflow forecasts. Advances in Water Resources, vol. 109, pp. 58-68, 2017.   


Survey on autonomous surface vessels: Part II - Categorization of 60 prototypes and future applications


"Autonomous Surface Vessels (ASVs) have been developed for more than 20 years. Many ASV projects have been successfully realized, and as many are still under development. In literature there is a lack in research about different applications and suitable environments for the deployment of ASV. In our previous paper [44], we introduced the emerging concept of autonomous vessels. A multi-layer multi-..." [More...]

M. Schiaretti, L. Chen, R.R. Negenborn. Survey on autonomous surface vessels: Part II - Categorization of 60 prototypes and future applications. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computational Logistics (ICCL 2017), Southampton, UK, pp. 234-252, October 2017.   


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