The BugWright2 project

Autonomous Robotic Inspection and Maintenance on Ship Hulls


Here is the history of the BugWright2 publications (conferences, workshops, journals, books, etc.)


  • Aspasia Pastra, Nathalie Schauffel, Thomas Ellwart & Tafsir Johansson (2022) Building a trust ecosystem for remote inspection technologies in ship hull inspections”, Law, Innovation and Technology, DOI: 10.1080/17579961.2022.2113666
  • A. Pastra, T. Johansson, “Towards a Harmonized Framework for Vessel Inspection via Remote Techniques“, Proceedings of the 32nd European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2022), 28th August – 1st September 2022, Dublin, Ireland. Doi: 10.3850/978-981-18-5183-4_J03-07-636-cd.
  • Othmane-Latif Ouabi, Pascal Pomarede, Nico F. Declercq, Neil Zeghidour, Matthieu Geist, Cédric Pradalier, “Learning the propagation properties of rectangular metal plates for Lamb wave-based mapping“, Ultrasonics, Volume 123, 2022, 106705, ISSN 0041-624X,
  • O. -L. Ouabi et al., “Combined Grid and Feature-based Mapping of Metal Structures with Ultrasonic Guided Waves,” 2022 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2022, pp. 5056-5062, doi: 10.1109/ICRA46639.2022.9811581.
  • Emilio GARCIA-FIDALGO, Joan P. COMPANY-CORCOLES, Francisco BONNIN-PASCUAL, Alberto ORTIZ. “LiODOM: Adaptive Local Mapping for Robust LiDAR-Only Odometry”, Robotics and Autonomous Systems (in press)
  • Derrig, R. (2022). Inspecting Ships Autonomously under Port State Jurisdiction: Towards Sustainability and Biodiversity in the EU, The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law (published online ahead of print 2022). doi:
  • Chahine, G.; Schroepfer, P.; Ouabi, O.-L.; Pradalier, C. A Magnetic Crawler System for Autonomous Long-Range Inspection and Maintenance on Large Structures. Sensors 2022, 22, 3235.
  • Johansson, T., “Law of the Sea and Class Techno-regulatory Dynamic Governance”, 45th Annual Conference on Oceans Law and Policy: UNCLOS at 40, 17 March 2022.
  • Johansson, T., “Trust Ecosystem and Dynamic Governance in Vessel Class Survey”, Presentation at InterAct Kick-off Workshop, University of Copenhagen, 4 march 2022.
  • J. P. Company-Corcoles, E. Garcia-Fidalgo and A. Ortiz, “MSC-VO: Exploiting Manhattan and Structural Constraints for Visual Odometry,” in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 2803-2810, April 2022, doi: 10.1109/LRA.2022.3142900.



This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grand agreement No 871260.