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Master’s Degrees Marine and Maritime Intelligent Robotics ET MARITIME INTELLIGENT ROBOTICS

Domain : Science Technology Healthcare
Mention : Complex Systems Engineering
Parcours : Marine and Maritime Intelligent Robotics - MIR
Department : UFR Sciences et Techniques


Objectives / general presentation

The Master of Science in Intelligent Marine and Maritime Robotics (MIR) combines robotics and artificial intelligence in an innovative way in the context of the development of marine and maritime sciences and their technological applications. It aims to shape skills for advances in sea-related fields, in particular in the implementation of autonomous marine and underwater robots with remote operating capabilities, and in the use of artificial intelligence in these fields.
The MIR consortium is composed of four main academic partners, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), the Jaume I University (UJI, Spain), the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST-UL, Portugal) and the University of Toulon (UTLN, France) as coordinator. The network includes more than fifty associated industrial and academic partners, specialized in marine sciences, artificial intelligence and robotics.
The first year of the Master’s degree is taken in France at UTLN, in order to obtain a solid training in marine sciences, robotics and artificial intelligence, and to follow specialized seminars in industry. In the second year, students choose a specialization in Underwater Intervention at UJI, Autonomous Underwater Operations at NTNU, or Cooperative Robotics for Marine Vehicles at IST.

Educational managers

Content of the courses


Induction week

TU11 Transversal skills 1
 Scientific writing techniques (1 ECTS)
 Innovation, design thinking and co-creation (3 ECTS)
 English / French (-)

TU12 Marine environment
 Fundamental principles of marine and coastal processes (5 ECTS)
 Underwater acoustics (2 ECTS)

TU13 Robotics
 Geometric, kinematic and dynamical modeling of robotic systems
(2.5 ECTS)
 Modelling of marine systems (2.5 ECTS)
 Control theory of multivariable linear systems (5 ECTS)

TU14 Artificial intelligence
 Machine learning (3 ECTS)
 Deep learning (3 ECTS)
 Reinforcement learning (3 ECTS)


TU21 Transversal skills 2
 Risk and reliability engineering and AI potential (1 ECTS)
 Legislation on international water and autonomous vehicles (1 ECTS)
 Fairness, accountability and transparency in AI (1 ECTS)
 English / French (-)

TU22 AI and Robotics applied skills
 Actuators / sensors (2.5 ECTS)
 Advanced control for autonomous vehicles (3 ECTS)
 Optimization techniques (2 ECTS)
 Data-driven machine perception (3 ECTS)
 Adaptive autonomous robotic behaviour (2.5 ECTS)
 Marine localization and mapping (1.5 ECTS)
 Explainable artificial intelligence (1 ECTS)

TU23 Joint study tracks introductory skills
# Underwater interventions (1.5 ECTS)
# Autonomy in subsea operations (1.5 ECTS)
# Cooperative robotics (1.5 ECTS)

TU24 Industrial seminars
 Deep-sea drones and missions (2 ECTS)
 Underwater acoustic sensors (1 ECTS)
 Entrepreneurship - Industry and Research Project (2 ECTS)
 Intelligent robotics for seabed resources exploration (1 ECTS)
 Artificial intelligence and shipping (1 ECTS)

Annual Symposium and Robotics-AI Championship.


Specialization Applied robotics for underwater intervention mission (Spain)

Specialization Safe autonomous subsea operations (Norway)

Specialization Cooperative marine robotics for scientific and commercial applications (Portugal)


Additional information if necessary

This training is supported by two research laboratories at UTLN : LIS (http://www.lis-lab.fr) and COSMER (http://cosmer.univ-tln.fr/), the laboratories of our three academic partners and some fifty associated industrial and academic partners around the world.

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Terms and conditions

Conditions of access


Applications on http://www.master-mir.eu/

The first year of this master’s degree is the MIR programme of the Master’s degree in Complex Systems Engineering (ISC), subject to validation by the CFVU and the CA.

Université de Toulon - https://www.univ-tln.fr/Master-s-Degrees-Marine-and-Maritime-Intelligent-Robotics-ET-MARITIME.html - comweb@univ-tln.fr