Rudy R. Negenborn      Rudy Negenborn
Full Professor, Head of Section
Latest news:
PostDoc vacancy now open for application: "Autonomy and Cooperation of Zero-Emission Autonomous Vessels" at the Res…

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Team & Themes

Transport Engineering and Logistics
Dept. of Maritime and Transport Technology
Delft University of Technology
Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD  Delft
The Netherlands

Room B-3-300
How to reach Faculty 3mE
How to reach my office

tel: +31 (0) 15 27 86718
fax: +31 (0) 15 27 81397

secretary: Patty Bokop-van der Stap
tel: +31 (0)15 27 86529


Autonomous Vessel Family

Researchlab Autonomous Shipping (RAS)

Autonomous Vessel Fleet

Interacting Vessels

Delfia-1 Star Autonomous Vessel
10x Delfia-1 Star

Autonomous Amphibian Transport

SeaBax-Inside Autonomous Vessel

Outdoor Autonomous Vessels

Tito Neri Quality Care
Tito Neri Quality Care

Friends of the Family

GeoSurveyor X by GEOxyz (ISHY partner)
(Photo courtesy GEOxyz)

Vera Cruz
Vera Cruz by Vera Cruz Shipping (ISHY partner)

WUT-1 by Wuhan University of Technology

Natalia by Hybrid Marine (ISHY partner)

Hybrid Tug
Hybrid Tug by Damen

TU Delft Electric Autonomous Vehicle
TU Delft Electric Autonomous Vehicle
(Concept by L. Braam)

NOVIMOVE News 2020

Computational Logistics 2015

Computational Logistics

The people of ICCL'15

ICCL'15 - International Conference on
Computational Logistics (ICCL) 2015
Delft, The Netherlands

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

Anticipating the
Massive introduction of
Sensing, Computation, and
Communication Technologies

Postdoc Vacancy in
Autonomy and Cooperation
of Zero-Emission Autonomous Vessels

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PhD Position Vacancy in
Safe control and coordination
of inland waterway systems

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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]

Prospective students Multi-Machine Engineering (MME):
Interested in becoming a multi-machine Master of Science at TU Delft?
This video tells you all about our 2-year MSc program.

Spotlight publication

Impact and relevance of transit disturbances on planning in intermodal container networks

"In North-West Europe, the options for intermodal inland transportation of containers are increasing. Inland corridors become increasingly interconnected in hinterland networks. To minimize operating costs, new methods are required that allow integral network operations management. The network operations consist of allocating containers to available inland transportation services, i.e. planning. Fo..." [More...]

B. van Riessen, R.R. Negenborn, G. Lodewijks, R. Dekker. Impact and relevance of transit disturbances on planning in intermodal container networks. Maritime Economics & Logistics, vol. 17, pp. 440-463, December 2015.   

Publications: [Recent] [All] [In pictures] [Control & Coordination] [Transport Logistics]

Recently added publications
Y. Zhang, B. Atasoy, R.R. Negenborn. Preference-based multi-objective optimization for synchromodal transport. Transportation Research Record, 2021. Open access.   
A. Haseltalab, L. van Biert, H.D. Shapra, B.T.W. Mestemaker, R.R. Negenborn. Component sizing and energy management for SOFC-based ship power systems. Energy Conversion and Management, vol. 245, no. 114625, October 2021. Open access.   
A. Haseltalab, F. Wani, R.R. Negenborn. Multi-level model predictive control for all-electric ships with hybrid power generation. International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, vol. 135, no. 107484, February 2022. Open access.   
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.   

Autonomous ships -- How will they work?
How will autonomous ships work?

Distributed Model Predictive Control Made Easy   Transport of Water versus Transport over Water   Intelligent 
Infrastructures -- The Book

Research in Sketches
Synchromodal Transport

Coordination Challenges for Inland Shipping

Active topic cloud (past 3 years)

logistics, intermodal transport, container transport
transport over water, control of ships

transportation networks, inter-terminal transport
water networks power networks, gas networks

multi-agent systems, model predictive control, hybrid systems
reinforcement learning, Kalman filters, learning robots

The Brain of TU Delft
The Brain of TU Delft

H2020 MG-2-6-2019 -- NOVIMOVE:
"Novel inland waterway transport concepts"

H2020 European training and research network on
Autonomous Barges for Smart Inland Shipping

Promoting Green Transport and Mobility:

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"

SmartPort 2017
"Port Impact of Autonomous Ship Applications"

NWO Social & Physical Sciences 2016
"Complexity Methods for Predictive Synchromodality"

STW Perspectief 2015 Program "i-CAVE"

AIDA - Automatic Identification of Research Trends
Strategic Innovation Project AIDA:
Automatic Identification of Research Trends

GasDrive Concept
STW Water 2015 Program "GasDrive"

Topsector Water/STW Maritime 2013
Program "ShipDrive"

Next Generation Port Infrastructures, Powered by Maasvakte 2
Inter Terminal Transport at the Port of Rotterdam

    Next Generation Port Infrastructures, Powered by Maasvakte 2
Towards guaranteed port accessibility

China Scholarship Council

Innovational Research Incentives Scheme
2010 VENI Grant

AIDA -- The Booklet
AIDA -- The Booklet -- Automatic Research Positioning & Trend Identification
Automatic Research Positioning
& Trend Identification

Journal Special Issues
Special Issue Transportation Research Part E
Computational Transport Logistics at Work
(Special issue of Transportation Research Part E)

Special Issue SWZ Maritime on Autonomous Ships
Autonomous Ships
(Special issue of SWZ Maritime 2017/02)

Special Issue SWZ Maritime on Propulsion Systems
Propulsion Systems
(Special issue of SWZ Maritime 2015/10)

Special Issue Water Prediction and Control Technology
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?

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