Special Issue "Advances in Underwater Robotics"
A special issue of Robotics (ISSN 2218-6581).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2020) | Viewed by 21396
Interests: algebraic and geometric methods in control; hybrid systems; underwater robotics
Robotics has long established itself as the key technology for the exploration and exploitation of the underwater environment, as well as for all or almost all other activities that are performed under the sea surface. Underwater robotic vehicles, either remotely operated or autonomous, and robotic platforms are now commercially available and widely used in oceanography, environmental monitoring, marine biology, underwater archaeology, the subsea oil and gas industry, deep sea mining, marine farming and aquaculture, naval warfare, maritime transport and communication security, maritime installation maintenance, and recreational activities at sea.
The importance and richness of resources for the development of human activities in the underwater environment and its intrinsic hostility motivate and challenge science and technology to conceive and construct ever more efficient robotic tools and techniques. In particular, there is a great demand for advances that may increase the functional and behavioral autonomy of underwater robots, facilitate human/machine interaction in the underwater environment, simplify the operability of complex platforms, reduce costs, and increase safety, reliability and efficiency.
The objective of this Special Issue is to facilitate the understanding of challenges and needs and to provide visibility for recent breakthroughs in underwater robotics. The achievement of this objective will contribute to improving the state-of-the-art and to promoting further advances in the area, as well as to open the way to new viable applications.
In a specific formulation for the underwater environment or for underwater applications, topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Vehicles and drones
- Swarm of heterogeneous robotic agents
- Cyber–physical systems
- Robot sensing and communication
- M/M interaction
- Planning and mission control
- Decision support and safe operation
- Educational and recreational robotics
- Applications (monitoring, mapping, search and rescue, mine countermeasures, etc.)
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Conte
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