Strategic project No. 1 “Development of Marine Robotic Technologies in the Caspian Region” (“Marine robot”)

A marine robot with an energy wing sail and a hybrid power plant providing autonomous sailing for up to 12 months. The robot is classified as an unmanned above-water craft. Free surfaces are equipped with high-efficiency solar cells.

The design implies operation in the harshest conditions (9-11 points).

The project was approved at an extended meeting of the working group on the development of the MariNet NTI roadmap, and at the meeting of the Scientific and Coordinating Council of state program “Development of Shipbuilding and Equipment for Development of Shelf Deposits in 2013–2030”. The project was positively evaluated at the NTI Competence Center “Technologies for New and Mobile Energy Sources” of the Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics of RAS.

The project entered the top-10 national ideas of the Strong Ideas for New Times Competition.

In 2022, the project team is going to perform engineering work for designing marine robot prototypes and to design digital twins in collaboration with the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University.

Marine robot expeditions have been conducted in the Baltic Sea, Sea of Azov, Black Sea and the Far East in collaboration with the University Consortium for World Ocean Studies.

Work on certification of marine robots in the Bespilotnik (eng. UAV) test water area has been carried out within the framework of the activities of the Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Consortium.

Project team

Aleksey Titov

Leader of strategic project “Development of Marine Robotic Technologies in the Caspian Region” (“Marine robot”). Responsible for: implementation of the innovation and development commercialization policy; implementation of the open data and digital transformation policy. Vice Rector for Digitalization, Innovations & Priority Projects