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Tianlei Miao

Tianlei is the third-year early-stage researcher (ESR) 12 on the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Safer Autonomous System (SAS) project. In this project, he works at both RH Marine and KU Leuven. His current research interests are collision avoidance, sensor fusion and decision making for autonomous surface vessels. Before Tianlei started this project, he was awarded a joint master’s degree in maritime engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the Royal Institute of Technology(KTH).


A hybrid real-time collision avoidance algorithm for autonomous surface vessels

This talk will present a real-time collision avoidance algorithm for multi-object encountering scenarios using improved hybrid A* with finite control behaviors based on our research. International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea and the dynamics of our own ship are incorporated in this approach. The results of the simulations in the RH Marine bridge system and real-ship experiment in MARIN will be presented and we will discuss the algorithm’s effectiveness and efficiency.