Main research interests: Coordination within and among transport hubs
4S Framework: Real-time coordination of
Smart Equipment in Smart Hubs for Smart Ports in Smart Networks
Massive introduction of
Sensing, Computation, and Communication Technologies
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Inauguration Speech on communication, logistics, autonomous ships, and multi-machine engineering
"What if ships could talk?", or: Coordination for Real-Time Logistics
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Prospective students Multi-Machine Engineering (MME):
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Survey on short-term technology developments and readiness levels for autonomous shipping
"Recently, Autonomous Surface Vessels (ASVs) have attracted a lot of attention. Developing a fully autonomous vessel is challenging. Existing research provides a track from existing vessels to a remotecontrolled vessel with reduced crews, an unmanned remote-controlled vessel, and at the end, a fully autonomous vessel. The first step is to equip existing vessels to realize autonomous sailing. In thi..." [ More...] L.E. van Cappelle, L. Chen, R.R. Negenborn. Survey on short-term technology developments and readiness levels for autonomous shipping. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computational Logistics (ICCL 2018), Vietri sul Mare, Italy, pp. 106-123, October 2018.
[ Publications: Recent]
[ In pictures]
[ Control & Coordination]
[ Transport Logistics]
Recently added publications
D. Souravlias, I. Dafnomilis, J. Ley, G. Assbrock, M.B. Duinkerken, R.R. Negenborn, D.L. Schott. Design framework for a modular floating container terminal. Frontiers in Marine Science, vol. 7, no. 545637, pp. 1-17, November 2020. Open access. S. Hurkmans, B. Atasoy, M.Y. Maknoon, R.R. Negenborn. Territory planning for a multi-objective residential waste collection problem. Accepted for the 2021 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting (TRB'21), Washington, D.C., January 2021. Y. Zhang, B. Atasoy, R.R. Negenborn. Preference-based multi-objective optimization for synchromodal transport. Accepted for the 2021 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting (TRB'21), Washington, D.C., January 2021. Y. Niu, F. Schulte, R.R. Negenborn. Human aspects in collaborative order picking - Letting robotic agents learn about human discomfort. Accepted for the International Conference on Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing 2020 (ISM 2020), Linz, Austria, November 2020. Best paper award. B. van Riessen, J. Mulder, R.R. Negenborn, R. Dekker. Revenue management with two fare classes in synchromodal container transportation. Accepted for publication in Flexible Services and Manufacturing, 2020.
How will autonomous ships work?
Research in Sketches
Active topic cloud (past 3 years)
transport over water,
control of ships
transportation networks, inter-terminal transport
reinforcement learning, Kalman filters, learning robots
The Brain of TU Delft
H2020 MG-2-6-2019 -- NOVIMOVE: "Novel inland waterway transport concepts"
Promoting Green Transport and Mobility: "AVATAR"
Maritime Innovation-Impulse Project: NoMES: Novel and Minimized Emissons Shipping
NWO Topsector Water & Maritiem:
Blauwe Route -- "TRiLOGy" and "READiNESS"
Interreg 2 Seas: "ISHY: Implementation of Ship Hybridisation"
A multi-machine engineering perspective
H2020 EU.3.2.5 2017: Cross-cutting marine and maritime research:
"Space@Sea -- Transport & Logistics"
"Impulse Autonomous Shipping for Amsterdam 2018"
"Port Impact of Autonomous Ship Applications"
NWO Social & Physical Sciences 2016
"Complexity Methods for Predictive Synchromodality" (COMET-PS)
STW Perspectief 2015 Program "i-CAVE"
Strategic Innovation Project AIDA:
Automatic Identification of Research Trends
STW Water 2015 Program "GasDrive"
Topsector Water/STW Maritime 2013
Inter Terminal Transport at the Port of Rotterdam
Towards guaranteed port accessibility
Innovational Research Incentives
Scheme 2010 VENI
AIDA -- The Booklet
Automatic Research Positioning & Trend Identification
Journal Special Issues
Computational Transport Logistics at Work
(Special issue of Transportation Research Part E)
(Special issue of SWZ Maritime 2017/02)
(Special issue of SWZ Maritime 2015/10)
Water Prediction and Control Technology
(Special issue of Journal of Hydroinformatics)
Videos on Inter Terminal Transport
Opportunities for Real-Time Coordination
Automated MTS and waterborne AGVs as solution?