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Research R&D Activities

Korea's leading ship and offshore plant research institute, KRISO

Development of advanced maritime equipment and ICT convergence technology

Development of advanced maritime equipment and ICT convergence technology KRISO will serve as a leader of the fourth industrial revolution by establishing a superintelligent, hyperconnected maritime environment.

KRISO will lead the Fourth Industrial Revolution by developing smart maritime equipment and robot technology and ICT-based digital convergence technologies

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is being accelerated on the basis of super-intelligence and hyper-connection between reality and the virtual world, and sustainable maritime development will be realized on the basis of the digital maritime technology innovation. It will develop essential technology for maritime equipment and smart robots, and establish a superintelligent, hyperconnected maritime environment using ICT, thereby preparing the maritime industry for the fourth industrial revolution.

01 Development of smart maritime equipment and robot technology

Research Content Development of smart maritime equipment and robot technology to carry out various special missions

One of the goals of developing smart maritime equipment and ICT convergence technology is to produce smart maritime survey robots. KRISO plans to develop underwater-to-surface maritime robots for ocean monitoring, and a commercial underwater robot platform for use in polar environments. Using artificial intelligence, it will develop natural/artificial object detection and mapping technology, and apply it to maritime robots to secure quality survey data.

Detailed Research Topics

  • Development of technology for maritime robot fleet for maritime regional search, monitoring, and surveillance
  • Development of commercialization technology for underwater robot platform for polar subglacial exploration
  • Development of intelligent maritime robot technology

02Development of smart maritime communications and ocean survey equipment

Research Content Development of sensing and communication technology for realizing maritime IoT environment (underwater or port)

With the growing need for ocean monitoring and observation, KRISO will develop novel technology for underwater target detection and sonar imaging, thereby providing reliable maritime information for the public. Through the development of environment-aware underwater communications and smart port IoT technology, it will drive developments in maritime science and related industries. Port security will also be improved with the development of X-ray screening for cargo containers.

Detailed Research Topics

  • Development of sonar imaging source technology for remote underwater target detection and identification
  • Development of long-distance and short-distance underwater mobile communication technology
  • Development of environment-aware underwater communication technology
  • Development of essential smart port IoT technology
  • Development of technology for automatic image screening of cargo containers

03Development of smart maritime equipment operating technology based on cyberphysical system

Research Content ICT convergence technology-based development of cyberphysical operating system (CPOS) and Digital Twin simulation analysis technology

Smart maritime robot operating technology will be developed based on a cyberphysical system, which connects the real world and the virtual world for safer, more efficient control of maritime robots. Digital twin technology will be developed to improve the efficiency of oscillating water column systems, and virtual maritime transportation and analytics will be enhanced for safer maritime transportation and efficient management.

Detailed Research Topics

  • Development of essential technology for CPS-based smart operation of maritime robot
  • Development of Digital Twin technology for oscillating water column-type wave power generation system
  • Realization of virtual maritime transportation and advancement in analytical technology
  • 육상관제실(제주)

Research Facility

Relevant Department

  • Ocean System Engineering Research Division, Maritime Safety and Environmental Research Division, Offshore Industries R&BD Center