Who are Atlantics?
We are a mixed team of undergraduate and graduate students from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (FEUP). Currently, we are six members: Daniel Rodrigues, Francisco Neves, Gustavo Andrade, Matheus Reis, Paulo Silva, Rômulo Rodrigues. We have different backgrounds (electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and applied mathematics), but we are all driven by the same passions: robotics and coffee.
When were you established?
We established immediately shortly before joining the Njord competition, in the autumn of 2020.
What is Atlantics' motivation for participating in the 2021 Njord Challenge?
We are highly motivated to analyse, implement and evaluate perception and control techniques to tackle the great challenges of automation in the marine industry. As Master and PhD students, it is especially exciting for us to be able to test the techniques that we have developed in a real world problem of this magnitude.
How is your organisation structured?
We considered two major fronts for the project implementation, namely, Perception (Situational Awareness) and Control. Members are motivated to join the discussion and follow the progress in both lines.
What are your strengths as a team?
We have a friendly, open-minded, and collaborative spirit.
What is the best thing about being a part of a student organisation participating in the 2021 Njord Challenge?
The best part about being a part of a student organisation, is the opportunity to work alongside peers, who have a common goal. This allows each member to further develop his skills and learn new ones.