2020

  • Yamada, T., Prugel-Bennett, A., and B. Thornton. (2020). Learning Features from Georeferenced Seafloor Imagery with Location Guided Autoencoders. Journal of Field Robotics, doi: 10.1002/rob.21961. [This article has been published as OPEN ACCESS].

  • 2019

  • Cappelletto, J., Massot-Campos, M., Bodenmann, A., Das, S., and B. Thornton. (2019). Micro-ballast Dispenser for Long Endurance Underwater Mapping Platforms. 2019 IEEE Underwater Technology, 1-8, doi.10.1109/UT.2019.8734317.

  • Lim, J., Thornton B., and A. Prugel-Bennet. (2019). Unsupervised Clustering of Multi-resolution Seafloor Images for Efficient Scene Understanding, Oral Presentation at Marine Imaging Workshop, British Columbia, Canada.

  • Thornton, B. (2019). 3D Visual Mapping and Rapid Understanding of Multi-hectare benthic habitats. Oral Presentation at Underwater Intervention, New Orleans, LA, USA.

  • Thornton, B. (2019). Adaptive Robotics 2.0. Oral Presentation at Oceanology International, San Diego, CA, USA.

  • Thornton, B., Yamada T., Bodenmann, A., Massot-Campus, M., Walker, J., et. al. (2019). 3D Visual Mapping and Rapid Understanding of Multi-hectare Benthic Habitats. Oral Presentation at Marine Autonomy Technology Showcase, Southampton, UK.

  • Walker, J., Thornton, B., Ruhl, H., Huvenne, V., and A. Prugel-Bennet. (2019). The Automation of Extracting Useful Statistics from Seafloor Imagery: A New Workflow. Oral Presentation at Marine Imaging Workshop, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

  • Walker, J., Yamada, T., Prugel-Bennett, A., and B. Thornton. (2019). The Effect of Physics-based Corrections and Data Augementation of Transfer Learning for Segmentation of Benthic Imagery.  2019 IEEE Underwater Technology, 1-8, doi: 10.1109/UT.2019.8734463

  • 2018

  • 30 day Preliminary Cruise Report: Adaptive Robotics at Barkley Canyon

  • Thornton, B. (2018). #Adaptive Robotics. Invited Lecture, 62nd Ocean and Seafloor Engineering Forum, Tokyo, Japan.

  • Thornton, B. (2018). Whole site multi-resolution photogrammetric surveys of deep-sea vents and cold seeps. Invited Lecture, Beyond Challenger: A new age of deep-sea science and exploration meeting hosted by the Royal Society, London, UK.