Special Issue "Recent Advances in Visual Sensor Networks for Robotics and Automation"

A special issue of Automation (ISSN 2673-4052).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Angelo Cenedese
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Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Via Gradenigo 6B, 35131 Padova, Italy
Interests: system modeling; control theory and its applications; sensor and actuator networks; multiagent and robotic systems
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Dr. Giulia Michieletto
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Department of Management and Engineering, University of Padova, Stradella San Nicola 3, 36100 Vicenza, Italy
Interests: multiagent systems modeling and control with a special regard to networked camera systems and formations of aerial vehicles and nanosatellites
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The development of low-cost high-resolution imaging sensors, the wide spread of IoT technologies, and the renewed methodological interest in networked systems are leveraging the transformation of traditional vision systems into ubiquitous and pervasive multiagent visual sensor networks, whose sensing capabilities act synergistically with the actuation capabilities.

In particular, by acquiring information-rich data within a sense-to-act, act-to-sense paradigm, these multiagent architectures play a crucial role in the robotics and automation fields. Indeed, they are able to manage complex dynamic decision-making processes for a wide variety of applications, ranging from localization and navigation in indoor/outdoor environments to the exploration and mapping of unstructured areas, from the scene monitoring and surveillance to the industrial and infrastructure inspection, from the collaborative manipulation to the human-in-the-loop interaction, to cite a few.

This Special Issue on Sensors and Robotics aims at putting together novel contributions on multiagent visual sensor networks where emphasis is placed on the dynamic characteristic of the information and of the systems, which may be induced by the nature of the observed scene, by that of the observing agents, or by both.

Along this trendline, possible topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Cooperative robotics;
  • Active and mobile sensing;
  • Vision-based learning for control;
  • Context aware automation;
  • Multicamera networks.

You may choose our Joint Special Issue in Sensors.

Prof. Dr. Angelo Cenedese
Dr. Giulia Michieletto
Guest Editors

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  • Multicamera active vision
  • Robotic VSNs
  • VSNs in process and industrial automation
  • Multimodal sensor fusion
  • Emerging applications of VSNs in smart environments

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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