Information about the Editor-in-Chief of Underwater Investigation and Robotics
SCHERBATYUK Alexander Fedorovich, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
He graduated in 1981 from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) with a degree in automatic control systems. His scientific activity wasbegan in the Department of Underwater Robotics of the Institute of Automatic and Control Processes of the Far Eastern Scientific Center; since 1981 he studied at the postgraduate school of the MIPT, which he graduated in 1984. In 1985 he defended thesis for the degree of candidate of physical and mathematical sciences. Since 1988, he wasthe head of the laboratory for navigation and sensory information processing systems of the Institute of Marine Technology Problems of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.In 1994 he defended thesis for the degree of Doctor of Technical Sciences. In 2006, he was elected a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences in the Department of Energy, Engineering, Mechanics and Control Processes. In 2016, he was elected Director of IMTP FEB RAS.
The area of scientific interests of A.F. Scherbatyuk is the development and use of underwater robotic systems for ocean research. A.F. Scherbatyuk made a great contribution to the development of integrated navigation systems for autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV). He is the leader ofthe research and developing the new methods for planning missions in the group operation of AUV. Thescientific researches of A.F. Scherbatyuk in the field of creating vision systems for underwater robotsacquired practical significance.In particular, this relates to the development of a system for automatic orientation on the terrain, the identification and tracking of long bottom objects, such as submarine cables or pipelines. The methods of the recognition forthe reference objects (landmarks) using sonar and video images of the bottom area are basis of the researches. A number of works by A.F. Scherbatyuk is devoted to the development of the robotic systems for oceanological measurements and monitoring marine ecosystems.
A.F. Scherbatyuk is the author and co-author of more than 200 scientific papers. He was the organizerofstudent team, which annually wins prizes in international competitions and twice became the world champion in the class of remotely operated vehicles (ROV). Currently, he is the chairman of the program committee of the All-Russian Scientific and Technical Conference "Technical Problems of the Development forthe World Ocean", a member of the editorial board of the journals "Mechatronics, Automation, Control"and "Bulletin of the FEFU Engineering School". Member of the international scientific and technical society IEEE OES.