19 Jul 2021 -
At DANS20 sea trial CMRE and INFORE successfully advanced the cooperative robotic autonomy of Wavegliders. Field tests were conducted in December 2020 in the Ligurian Sea, and CMRE tested the autonomy software that will be used during the INFORE marine pilot demonstration. For the first time two Surface Unmanned Vehicles, equipped with the CMRE iCADME control software, autonomously controlled their navigation for reaching the objective destination. Wavegliders, given the initial mission, were able to modify their path to avoid a series of moving obstacles.
This is a big step towards the use of advanced cooperative autonomy strategies for Wavegliders in the MSA INFORE Maritime Use Case!