SMI Seminar: Automation & Autonomy

The Singapore Maritime Institute jointly organised the SMI Seminar: Automation & Autonomy together with the Maritime Institute @ Ngee Ann Polytechnic (MI@NP) on the morning of 11 April 2014 at the PSA Building Auditorium. The Seminar is part of SMI,s efforts to promote and develop maritime R&D in Singapore as well as to foster innovation within the maritime industry in the area of automation & autonomy.

Automation & autonomy is key towards higher operation efficiency and better reliability. It is a good way to address challenges relating to the shortage of skilled labour and improving productivity. Technologies and R&D capabilities developed under this thrust will be applied to various maritime domains such as port, shipping and shipyards. In the case of port, automation technology and autonomous machines will continue to evolve and become an integral part of the port of the future. These technologies can also help shipyards and equipment manufacturers to improve product reliability, productivity and workplace safety.

Bringing together the industry and academia in the maritime domain, the event provides a platform for speakers and participants to interact and identify existing industry challenges and R&D opportunities. One of the highlights of the event is also the signing of the “MPA-PSA Port Technology Research and Development Programme” Memorandum of Understanding between PSA Corporation and MPA

*Read the feature article on Portview HERE.

Seminar Programme

Presentation Title Presenter
Automation in Container Terminals – A Port Operator,s Perspective Ms Tan Liang Hui, PSA Corporation
Studies for New Automated Container Terminal Concepts Associate Professor Lee Loo Hay, National University of Singapore
Automated Equipment in a Maritime Container Terminal Mr Ron Robinson, Cargotec CHS Asia Pacific
Twist-lock Handling based on Mobile Manipulation Dr Zhang Liandong, Singapore Polytechnic
Robotic Technology for Port and Maritime Automation Associate Professor Chen I-Ming, Nanyang Technological University
Automatic 3D Mapping of Work Environment Mr Kwee Tiaw Loo, Maritime Institute @ Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems (AMOS) – Next step in research, education and innovation Mr Egil Rensvik, Innovation Norway Singapore