Collaborative Research: How Robotics and Humans Work Together to Advance Marine Science

By Lorraine McCarthy, about 1 year ago.

Marine research is a complex and challenging field that requires a diverse set of skills and expertise. While robots are increasingly being used for autonomous data collection in marine environments, human researchers remain essential to the process. By working together, robotics and human researchers can achieve more accurate and comprehensive results than either could achieve alone. In this post, we'll explore how robotics and humans collaborate to advance marine science.

  • May 14, 2023
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Nicolas Minorsky, father of the PID controller

By Dermot Tynan, about 1 year ago.

Nicolas Minorsky is a name that might not be well-known to most people, but his contributions to the field of control engineering are significant. He is credited with developing the proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller, which has become a standard tool in the control of dynamic systems. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at the life and work of Nicolas Minorsky, and how his inventions have revolutionised the field of control engineering.

  • April 2, 2023
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Navigation, old-style!

By Dermot Tynan, about 1 year ago.

In the 1800's, sailing the high seas was a challenging but rewarding experience for mariners. The ships of that era were powered by wind and equipped with basic navigational tools, making it a test of skill and endurance to safely guide a vessel from port to port.

  • March 12, 2023
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The Rise of Autonomous, Unmanned Container Ships

By Dermot Tynan, over 1 year ago.

The shipping industry has seen tremendous advancements in technology over the past few decades. From the widespread use of GPS and electronic navigation systems to the increasing automation of cargo handling processes, the industry has undergone a radical transformation. Now, the next frontier in this evolution is the rise of autonomous, unmanned container ships.

  • February 19, 2023
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PID Controllers Explained

By Dermot Tynan, over 1 year ago.

PID controllers are one of the most widely used control algorithms in the control systems industry. They are simple, reliable and have a proven track record of delivering accurate control in a variety of applications. In this post, we'll discuss what PID controllers are, how they work, and why they are so popular.

  • February 11, 2023
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