Special Issue "Intelligent Actuators"

A special issue of Actuators (ISSN 2076-0825).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Michał Bartyś
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Guest Editor
Institute of Automatic Control and Robotics, Warsaw University of Technology, plac Politechniki 1, 00-661 Warszawa, Poland
Interests: fuzzy logic applications; electro-pneumatic actuators; electro-hydraulic actuators; piezo-actuators; positioners; fieldbus communication systems; diagnostics of industrial processes; microelectronics; industrial control systems; intelligent sensors and actuators

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A lot have been done in recent years in order to improve the quality and efficiency of the industrial processes, both in the control theory as well as in practice. Intelligent actuators and sensors, functional safety, cybersecurity, fault-tolerant and self-repair systems, embedded diagnostics, computational cloud technologies, and implementation of Industry 4.0 concepts are the only chosen keywords that address contemporary technology revolution in the area of actuators. The primary aim of this Special Issue is to bring together recent ideas, results of research, technology, and theoretical achievements focused particularly on the intelligent actuators intended for automatic control and robotics. In that sense, we will try to redirect our attention from the controlled system itself to the actuating devices whose role is sometimes undeservedly imperceptible and undervalued.  This Issue aims also to underline the place, value, and increasing role of these devices. We invite research, process and control engineers, and process operators to join this Issue. We also cordially invite academia and practitioners to discuss the problem of to which extent the idea of virtual actuators will find industrial applications, as has been the case for virtual sensors.

Dr. Michał Bartyś
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • intelligent actuators
  • virtual actuators
  • motion control
  • positioners
  • fault tolerant actuators
  • embedded diagnostics
  • networks of actuators
  • self-repair actuators
  • self-tuning devices
  • fieldbus systems
  • energy efficiency
  • Industry 4.0
  • cybersecurity
  • functional safety
  • environment safety
  • control theory

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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