Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering


Nick Goumas, Research & Development Engineer and Gideon Billings, Robotics Ph.D. Student with the DROP Lab ( test out underwater robot on the Great Lakes.


The demand for Autonomous and Remotely Operated Underwater and Surface Vehicles as well as for smart shipping technology continues to grow at a rapid rate.

   Human Interaction
As the automation research and application continues to expand, human interaction with these emerging technologies requires new and creative approaches to navigate a changing world.

Alumni Profile: Vittorio Bichucher

The field of robotic is exploding globally and especially at the University of Michigan. This interdisciplinary branch of engineering and science is developing new technologies that can increase both safety and efficiency.

   Smart Ships 
With the advancements in sensor and communications technology, what used to be considered science fiction is now within the realm of possibility. One day soon, look to see remotely monitored autonomous containerships on the world’s waterways.