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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PhD Position Vacancy in Safe control and coordination of inland waterway systems Interested?
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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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State-of-the-art research on motion control of maritime autonomous surface ships
"At present, with the development of waterborne transport vehicles, research on ship faces a new round of challenges in terms of intelligence and autonomy. The concept of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) has been put forward by the International Maritime Organization in 2017, in which MASS become the new focus of the waterborne transportation industry. This paper elaborates on the state-of-..." [ More...] L. Wang, Q. Wu, J. Liu, S. Li, R.R. Negenborn. State-of-the-art research on motion control of maritime autonomous surface ships. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, vol. 7, no. 12, December 2019. Open access.
[ Publications: Recent]
[ In pictures]
[ Control & Coordination]
[ Transport Logistics]
Recently added publications
Z. Du, R.R. Negenborn, V. Reppa. Multi-vessel cooperative speed regulation for ship manipulation in towing scenario. Accepted for the 13th IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems, Robotics, and Vehicles (IFAC CAMS'21), Oldenburg, Germany, September 2021. J. Xin, C. Meng, A. D'Ariano, D. Wang, R.R. Negenborn. Mixed-integer nonlinear programming for energy-efficient container handling: formulation and customized genetic algorithm. Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2021. Early access online. W. Guo, B. Atasoy, W.W.A. Beelaerts van Blokland, R.R. Negenborn. Anticipatory approach for dynamic and stochastic shipment matching in hinterland synchromodal transportation. Accepted for publication in Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal, 2021. J.M. Maestre, P. Velarde, H. Ishii, R.R. Negenborn. Scenario-based defense mechanism against
vulnerabilities in Lagrange-based DMPC. Control Engineering Practice, vol. 114, no. 104879, 2021. Open access. P.S. Bouwstra, G. Correia, P. Bijl, R.R. Negenborn, B. Atasoy. Stochastic and dynamic routing with flexible deliveries for an e-grocer. Accepted for the 24th IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference (IEEE ITSC'21), Indianapolis, Indiana, September 2021.
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?