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
Watch the public presentation online]
Autonomous surface vessels in ports: Applications, technology and port infrastructures
"Autonomous Surface Vessels (ASVs) have various applications in the marine sector. However, considerable challenges need to be met before in-tegrating the applications in the current environment. Moreover, infrastructures in ports and waterways need to be upgraded to satisfy the requirements for ASV applications. To have an insight into the potential of ASVs in ports, we analyze the applications of..." [ More...] A. Devaraju, L. Chen, R.R. Negenborn. Autonomous surface vessels in ports: Applications, technology and port infrastructures. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computational Logistics (ICCL 2018), Vietri sul Mare, Italy, pp. 85-105, October 2018.
[ Publications: Recent]
[ In pictures]
[ Control & Coordination]
[ Transport Logistics]
Recently added publications
M. Dalmijn, B. Atasoy, P. Bijl, R.R. Negenborn. Charge scheduling of electric vehicles for last-mile distribution of an e-grocer. Accepted for the Forum on Integrated and Sustainable Transportation Systems (ISTS2020), Delft, The Netherlands, June-July 2020. S. Li, J. Liu, R.R. Negenborn. Automatic docking for underactuated ships based on multi-objective nonlinear model predictive control. Accepted for publication in IEEE Access, 2020. W. Guo, B. Atasoy, W.W.A. Beelaerts-van Blokland, R.R. Negenborn. A dynamic shipment matching problem in hinterland synchromodal transportation. Accepted for publication in Decision Support Systems, 2020. J. Los, F. Schulte, M.T.J. Spaan, R.R. Negenborn. Collaborative vehicle routing when agents have mixed information sharing attitudes. In Transportation Research Procedia, pp. 94-101, 2020. Vol. 44. Open access. S. Li, J. Liu, F. Ma, R.R. Negenborn. Autonomous ship docking based on nonlinear model predictive control. Accepted for the 21st IFAC World Congress (IFAC2020), Berlin, Germany, July 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"
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?