Mechanical Engineering


Spring into STEM: Sail a boat autonomously!

01 June 2022, 1:00 pm–1:30 pm

Spring into STEM poster

UCL Mechanical Engineering is pleased to present 'Sail a boat autonomously!', one of four lectures brought to you by the department as part of the 2022 Spring into STEM webinars.

This event is free.

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Sailing a boat is fun but also mentally and physically challenging. In this stimulating talk, taking place 1 June, 1–1:30pm, Dr Yuanchang Liu will explore how we can embrace the recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics to enable boats to sail themselves autonomously. 

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About the Speaker

Dr Yuanchang Liu

Lecturer in Propulsion at the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr Yuanchang Liu
Dr Liu’s research mainly focuses on robotics and autonomous systems (RAS), with a special interest in marine application including surface and underwater marine vehicles. Before joining UCL Mechanical Engineering, he was a Research Fellow in Robotic Vision and Autonomous Vehicles at Surrey Space Centre, University of Surrey. Dr Liu has a MSc degree in Power Systems Engineering and a PhD degree in Marine Control Engineering, both from UCL. With his expertise in RAS, Dr Liu has undertaken influential research work in sensor fusion, planning and control, and machine learning. His original research outputs have been published in numerous international journals and conferences. 

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