Portrait of Cooperative Robotic Watercraft
Head: Paul Scerri
Contact: Paul Scerri
Associated Lab: Field Robotics Center (FRC)
Last Project Publication Year: 2020

Small, autonomous watercraft are an ideal approach to flood mitigation and response. Relative to other types of vehicles, watercraft are inexpensive, simple, robust and reliable. Specifically, we are developing low cost airboats that are flat-bottomed boats that use an above-water fan to propel themselves forward safely and effectively through shallow or debris-filled water. The vision is to have large numbers of very inexpensive airboats provide situational awareness and deliver critical emergency supplies to victims.

Displaying 6 Publications
PhD Thesis, Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-20-60, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, December, 2020
Conference Paper, Proceedings of OCEANS '13 MTS/IEEE, September, 2013
Workshop Paper, AAMAS '13 Workshop on Autonomous Robots and Multirobot Systems (ARMS '13), May, 2013
Conference Paper, Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications (ICIRA '12), pp. 472 - 485, October, 2012
Conference Paper, Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Field and Service Robotics (FSR '12), pp. 643 - 658, July, 2012
Conference Paper, Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems (AAMAS '12), Vol. 3, pp. 1213 - 1214, June, 2012

Current RI People

Past Project People

  • John M Dolan
  • Balajee Kannan