The MARINES (Multi-Agent Realm for Investigating Navigators' Educational Simulators) testbed is being developed to investigate ways of making ship bridge simulators easier to control and more realistic. The testbed emulates the instructor station of a marine simulator. A number of target ships are controlled by intelligent agents which perform collision avoidance based on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. The agent control of each ship can be enabled or disabled by the instructor, allowing the instructor to operate the simulation in a conventional manner. A simple 3D view of the scene has been generated, enabling the instructor to observe the simulation from the agents' perspectives. In order to avoid land and return the ships to their desired tracks, agents are now being implemented to navigate the ships avoiding fixed hazards and counteracting the set and drift of the current.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Marine Technology & Transportation: ODRA 95, 1st Intl Conf on Marine Technology; 20-22 Sept 1995; Szczecin, Poland & MARTRANS 95, 1st Intl Conf on Marine Transport in the 21st Century; 30- Aug-1 Sept 1995; Plymouth, UK. Procs. Publ by Computational Mechanics Publications, UK, ISBN 1 853123307. Marine Transport, p 777 [8 p, 15 ref, 2 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Moon, J
    • Tudhope, D
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00719041
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM