Special Issue "Intelligent Marine Robotics Modelling, Simulation and Applications"
A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 October 2019
Marine robots are commonly used to carry out several tasks in deeper and riskier areas where divers are not possible. However, there are numbers of challenges in operating them precisely; unpredictable disturbances such as the sea current and wave during actual operation and uncertain dynamic model for designing a typical guidance, navigation, and control system. To circumvent these challenges, the robots have to be intelligent in the sense of having conscious thought to allow them to make decisions that impact their performance and actions. There are many successful applications of artificial intelligent algorithms such as genetic algorithms, neural networks, and fuzzy logic has been proposed for environment exploration, surveillance missions, and collaborative operations. In addition, the implementation of these robots is still facing numerous challenges such as uncertainties in the operating environment, in the field of control systems design, human-robot interaction, fast computational time, robust communication network and rapid implementation with ease of future maintenance in mind.
The aim of this Special Issue should contain recent findings in the field of intelligent robots. Relevant technologies enhancing prototyping, simulation, dexterity, and user experience are also desired. Researchers involved in the marine robotics should find this particular issue extraordinary and provide the latest perspectives on the state-of-the-art.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following areas:
- Kinematics, dynamics, and structure design
- Image-based and signal-based processing
- Fault identification and detection
- Signal processing and pattern recognition
- Communication systems
- Human–robot interaction
- Object obstacle avoidance
- Multi-sensor fusion for control/feedback
- Intelligent control and automation systems
- Swarm intelligence and evolutionary algorithms
- Artificial neural networks
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- sensors fusion
- intelligent control
- automation systems
- machine learning methods