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Research Biography

Karl Sammut completed his Ph.D at The University of Nottingham (U.K) in 1992 and was employed between 1992 and 1995 as a Postdoctoral Fellow at The Politecnico di Milano (Italy), and at Loughborough University (UK). He commenced his appointment at Flinders University in 1995. He is currently a Professor with the Engineering Discipline in the College of Science and Engineering. His primary research activities are in the area of autonomous marine vehicles, including mission planning, vehicle navigation, guidance and control, and situation awareness. Prof Sammut is the Director of the Centre for Maritime Engineering at Flinders University.

Research Interests

Autonomous Marine (Surface/Underwater) Vehicles
Embedded Systems
Active Control of Vibration
Computer Vision
Smart Structures and Materials

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The University of Nottingham

Award Date: 1 Mar 1993

External positions

Senior Principal Research Scientist

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Research Output

A Comprehensive Review of Shepherding as a Bio-Inspired Swarm-Robotics Guidance Approach

Long, N. K., Sammut, K., Sgarioto, D., Garratt, M. & Abbass, H. A., Aug 2020, In : IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence. 4, 4, p. 523 - 537 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • A survey of underwater docking guidance systems

    Yazdani, A. M., Sammut, K., Yakimenko, O. & Lammas, A., Feb 2020, In : ROBOTICS AND AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS. 124, 21 p., 103382.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    A Low-Cost Test Bench for Underwater Thruster Identification

    Laidani, A., Bouhamida, M., Benghanem, M., Sammut, K. & Clement, B., Sep 2019, In : IFAC-PapersOnLine. 52, 21, p. 254-259 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

  • Hybrid Motion Planning Task Allocation Model for AUV’s Safe Maneuvering in a Realistic Ocean Environment

    MahmoudZadeh, S., Powers, D. M. W., Sammut, K., Yazdani, A. M. & Atyabi, A., 15 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems: Theory and Applications. 94, 1, p. 265-282 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    Multi-vessel sea state estimation utilising swarm shepherding

    Long, N. K., Sgarioto, D., Garratt, M., Sammut, K. & Abbass, H., 2019, Pacific International Maritime Conference (imc 2019). London: Royal Institution of Naval Architects, p. 173-184 12 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)