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Interview of Ahmed Elsayed, MIR student

Ahmed Elsayed, EMJMD MIR student following studytrack 1: “Applied robotics for underwater intervention missions” in UJI, Spain, answered the questions of the newspaper Periódico Mediterráneo of Castellón (Spain) about the MIR Master’s Degree. His interview was written by and published on January 31st, 2023.

English translation of the article by the EMJMD MIR Secretary and approved by Ahmed Elsayed:


“This master’s degree addresses pioneering techniques in underwater robotics”

AHMED ELSAYED Student of the master’s degree

–Why did you choose to study this master’s degree?

– I have always been passionate about underwater robotics, ever since I studied Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at Alexandria University. I have had the opportunity to compete in regional underwater robotics competitions (remotely operated vehicles – ROV) for three consecutive years, where I was responsible for the mechanical and electrical design of our team’s ROV.

In order to continue my development in the field of artificial intelligence, particularly in the area of computer vision, I have been looking for a program that aligns with my career goals and aspirations. I believe this program is perfect for me, and I am excited to learn more and explore the potential of AI in the field of underwater robotics.

–What did it bring you?

– This master’s degree has helped me acquiring new knowledge in underwater robotics and I have also had the opportunity to work on projects and challenges that have served to develop my theoretical and practical knowledge. I have also had the opportunity to collaborate with other students from different countries and I have established good relationships with companies in the underwater robotics sector that have provided me with important resources.

–What aspects would you highlight?

– I have learned the most advanced techniques, such as deep learning, modeling and control, as well as establishing connections with industry and academia.

–Why would you recommend it?

– I would recommend this program to someone who is really passionate about underwater robotics, as I believe this field can be challenging but incredibly rewarding. In my opinion, working in the underwater field requires a high level of dedication and commitment, but the rewards are well worth it. The challenges one faces in this field can be tough, but they are also what make it so interesting and fun.

–What practical applications have you already observed?

-Underwater robotics has many practical applications in fields as diverse as aquaculture, research and recovery (SAR), bathymetric mapping, photogrammetry or marine life conservation.”

“Student Ahmed Elsayed with the Marine and Maritime Intelligent Robotics master’s degree coordinator, Pedro J. Sanz”.(Caption under the picture)