During Dubrovnik trials in September 2021 and subsequent data analysis, several issues were identified regarding the operation of the SEACLEAR system. We therefore planned a trial of the whole system before our next meeting in May 2022, so that some of these issues are addressed. The trials took place in Marseilles, France, and the aim was to resolve issues related to the integration of different components.
During the meeting, the team managed to get the first encouraging results regarding robot pose estimation, the operation of the LARS (Launch And Recovery Systems), and the installation of the gripper skid. There were also further tests to assess the operation of the gripper in a real setup
Overall, the trials were a very good step forward in making the components operate as a system, which will be essential during the upcoming trials that are bound to happen in May 2022 in Hamburg.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 871295.
The SEACLEAR project spans four years, running from January 1st, 2020 to December 31st, 2023.