Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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Centre for Robotics & Intelligent Systems

The Centre for Robotics & Intelligent Systems CRIS (formerly MMRRC - Mobile & Marine Robotics Research Centre) is the only research centre in Ireland focused on robotic applications and development of marine robotics within the island of Ireland.

Established in 2000 in University of Limerick by Director Assoc. Prof. Dr. Daniel Toal, the research centre brings together a highly capable engineering group consisting of postdoctoral researches and PhD students from various disciplines including electronic, computer, mechanical and aeronautical engineering backgrounds. The group is focused on developing practical and industrial relevant marine technologies.

Areas of Research

Our reserach focuses on varity of technical fields related to marine/industrial robotics and renewable energy. 

  • >> Remotely operated vehicles smart systems- fault tolerant control, auto tuning, one-click auto survey, augmented reality visualisations (transparent ocean).
  • >> Remote & auto flight control of tethered parafoil kites for airborne wind energy & aerial sensor/comms platforms.
  • >> Sensored telemetry streaming from fixed wing aircraft, system identification, controller design.
  • >> Emergency response exercise planning & coordination. UAVs deployed in segregated airspace over three day exercise. Key partners: Irish Aviation Authority, Irish Naval Service, Irish Coast Guard, Commissioner of Irish Lights.
  • >> Long Range High Bandwidth commsremote presence, live interaction with distant robotic vehicles independent of existing infrastructure.
  • >> Ocean sensing platforms with daughter mini ROVs- for persistent remote presence offshore with global satellite comms (controlled & monitored anywhere in world independent of existing infrastructure).
  • >> Virtual and augmented reality.