||Alexander Schlaefer, Ole Blaurock
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This book consists of the proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Robotic Sailing - they summarize the current situation in the field of the robotic sailing; the first Partm which is intoructory, contains a review which illustrates the history and recent advances. The key requirement is to have a robust and reliable boat, and this is on what second and third parts focus. The proposed designs range from the very small one-design boats for algorithm development to huge ships built to cross the oceans. In pat 3 of the publication, various aspects of the system design and validation are covered. The papers presented in the last two parts of the book mostly focus on algorithmic matters - approaches for collision avoidance in part 4 and localization and route planning in part 5.