Feature Papers in Eng 2024

A special issue of Eng (ISSN 2673-4117).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 1628

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Dear Colleagues,

As the Editor-in-Chief of Eng, I am pleased to announce this Special Issue, entitled "Feature Papers in Eng 2024". This Special Issue will be a collection of high-quality reviews and original papers from editorial board members, guest editors, and leading researchers discussing new knowledge or new cutting-edge developments in the field of engineering. The potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Electrical, electronic, and information engineering;
  • Chemical and materials engineering;
  • Energy engineering;
  • Mechanical and automotive engineering;
  • Industrial and manufacturing engineering;
  • Civil and structural engineering;
  • Aerospace engineering;
  • Biomedical engineering;
  • Geotechnical engineering and engineering geology;
  • Ocean and environmental engineering.
  • We therefore very much look forward to your valued contributions to make this Special Issue a reference resource of essential knowledge for future researchers in the engineering field.

Prof. Dr. Antonio Gil Bravo
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Keywords

  • electrical, electronic, and information engineering
  • chemical and materials engineering
  • energy engineering
  • mechanical and automotive engineering
  • industrial and manufacturing engineering
  • civil and structural engineering
  • aerospace engineering
  • biomedical engineering
  • geotechnical engineering and engineering geology
  • ocean and environmental engineering

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Investigating Collaborative Robotic Assembly: A Case Study of the FANUC CRX-10 iA/L in Industrial Automation at i-Labs
by Albin Bajrami, Daniele Costa, Matteo Claudio Palpacelli and Federico Emiliani
Eng 2024, 5(2), 532-543; https://doi.org/10.3390/eng5020029 - 22 Mar 2024
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This study examines the practicality and limitations of using a FANUC CRX-10 iA/l collaborative robot to assemble a product component, highlighting the trade-offs between increased robotization and reduced manual intervention. Through a detailed case study in the i-Labs laboratory, critical factors affecting precision [...] Read more.
This study examines the practicality and limitations of using a FANUC CRX-10 iA/l collaborative robot to assemble a product component, highlighting the trade-offs between increased robotization and reduced manual intervention. Through a detailed case study in the i-Labs laboratory, critical factors affecting precision assembly such as station layout, tooling design and robot programming are discussed. The findings highlight the benefits of robots for nonstop operation, freeing up human operators for higher value tasks despite longer cycle times. In addition, the paper advocates further research into reliable gripping of small components, a current challenge for robotics. The work contributes to open science by sharing partial results and methods that could inform future problem solving in robotic assembly. Full article
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Process Mining Organization (PMO) Based on Machine Learning Decision Making for Prevention of Chronic Diseases
by Angelo Rosa and Alessandro Massaro
Eng 2024, 5(1), 282-300; https://doi.org/10.3390/eng5010015 - 05 Feb 2024
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This paper discusses a methodology to improve the prevention processes of chronic diseases such as diabetes and strokes. The research motivation is to find a new methodological approach to design advanced Diagnostic and Therapeutic Care Pathways (PDTAs) based on the prediction of chronic [...] Read more.
This paper discusses a methodology to improve the prevention processes of chronic diseases such as diabetes and strokes. The research motivation is to find a new methodological approach to design advanced Diagnostic and Therapeutic Care Pathways (PDTAs) based on the prediction of chronic disease using telemedicine technologies and machine learning (ML) data processing techniques. The aim is to decrease health risk and avoid hospitalizations through prevention. The proposed method defines a Process Mining Organization (PMO) model, managing risks using a PDTA structured to prevent chronic risk. Specifically, the data analysis is focused on stroke risk. First, we applied and compared the Random Forest (RF) and Gradient Boosted Trees (GBT) supervised algorithms to predict stroke risk, and then, the Fuzzy c-Means unsupervised algorithm to cluster information on the predicted results. The application of the proposed approach is able to increase the efficiency of healthcare human resources and drastically decrease care costs. Full article
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Optimum Path Planning Using Dragonfly-Fuzzy Hybrid Controller for Autonomous Vehicle
by Brijesh Patel, Varsha Dubey, Snehlata Barde and Nidhi Sharma
Eng 2024, 5(1), 246-265; https://doi.org/10.3390/eng5010013 - 28 Jan 2024
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Navigation poses a significant challenge for autonomous vehicles, prompting the exploration of various bio-inspired artificial intelligence techniques to address issues related to path generation, obstacle avoidance, and optimal path planning. Numerous studies have delved into bio-inspired approaches to navigate and overcome obstacles. In [...] Read more.
Navigation poses a significant challenge for autonomous vehicles, prompting the exploration of various bio-inspired artificial intelligence techniques to address issues related to path generation, obstacle avoidance, and optimal path planning. Numerous studies have delved into bio-inspired approaches to navigate and overcome obstacles. In this paper, we introduce the dragonfly algorithm (DA), a novel bio-inspired meta-heuristic optimization technique to autonomously set goals, detect obstacles, and minimize human intervention. To enhance efficacy in unstructured environments, we propose and analyze the dragonfly–fuzzy hybrid algorithm, leveraging the strengths of both approaches. This hybrid controller amalgamates diverse features from different methods into a unified framework, offering a multifaceted solution. Through a comparative analysis of simulation and experimental results under varied environmental conditions, the hybrid dragonfly–fuzzy controller demonstrates superior performance in terms of time and path optimization compared to individual algorithms and traditional controllers. This research aims to contribute to the advancement of autonomous vehicle navigation through the innovative integration of bio-inspired meta-heuristic optimization techniques. Full article
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