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Special Issue "Integration of Sensors in Complex, Intelligent Systems—Selected Papers from the CHARMS 2015 Workshop"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2015).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Eric Matson
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Department of Computer and Information Technology, Purdue University, 401 North Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2121, USA
Interests: multiagent systems and agent organizations, autonomous robotics and intelligent systems
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Dr. Byung-Cheol Min
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Department of Computer and Information Technology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
Interests: robotics; multi-robot systems; human-robot interaction; field robotics; assistive robotics
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Prof. Dr. Donghan Kim
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Department of Electrical Engineering, Kyung Hee University, Yongin-si 446-701, Korea
Interests: robot navigation; human-robot interaction; service robot; multi-robot system
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Cyber physical systems (CPS) are becoming more involved in the lives of humans. All indications point to a future where many varieties of CPS and humans co-exist and, at a minimum, must interact consistently through life’s tasks with massive amounts of sensors and sensor data. Specifically, how to model, design, validate, implement, and experiment with these complex systems of interaction, communication, and networked relationships are to be explored in this Special Issue. This Special Issue will include ideas of the future relevant for understanding, discerning, and developing the relationship between humans and CPS and the practical nature of systems that facilitate the integration between humans, agents, robots, machines, and sensors (HARMS).

Papers showing human integration with sensors, machines, robots, and agents and practical experimental results are particularly encouraged, as are papers setting advances in the wider context of large, complex systems, including those involving multiple, heterogeneous actors.

Dr. Eric T. Matson
Dr. Byung-Cheol Min
Dr. Donghan Kim
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Keywords

  • sensors
  • robot
  • human-robot interaction
  • HARMS
  • cyber-physical systems

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Design and Analysis of Cost-Efficient Sensor Deployment for Tracking Small UAS with Agent-Based Modeling
Sensors 2016, 16(4), 575; https://doi.org/10.3390/s16040575 - 22 Apr 2016
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Recently, commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS) have gained popularity. However, these UAS are potential threats to people in terms of safety in public places, such as public parks or stadiums. To reduce such threats, we consider a design, modeling, and evaluation of a [...] Read more.
Recently, commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS) have gained popularity. However, these UAS are potential threats to people in terms of safety in public places, such as public parks or stadiums. To reduce such threats, we consider a design, modeling, and evaluation of a cost-efficient sensor system that detects and tracks small UAS. In this research, we focus on discovering the best sensor deployments by simulating different types and numbers of sensors in a designated area, which provide reasonable detection rates at low costs. Also, the system should cover the crowded areas more thoroughly than vacant areas to reduce direct threats to people underneath. This research study utilized the Agent-Based Modeling (ABM) technique to model a system consisting of independent and heterogeneous agents that interact with each other. Our previous work presented the ability to apply ABM to analyze the sensor configurations with two types of radars in terms of cost-efficiency. The results from the ABM simulation provide a list of candidate configurations and deployments that can be referred to for applications in the real world environment. Full article
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Inspection Robot Based Mobile Sensing and Power Line Tracking for Smart Grid
Sensors 2016, 16(2), 250; https://doi.org/10.3390/s16020250 - 19 Feb 2016
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Smart sensing and power line tracking is very important in a smart grid system. Illegal electricity usage can be detected by remote current measurement on overhead power lines using an inspection robot. There is a need for accurate detection methods of illegal electricity [...] Read more.
Smart sensing and power line tracking is very important in a smart grid system. Illegal electricity usage can be detected by remote current measurement on overhead power lines using an inspection robot. There is a need for accurate detection methods of illegal electricity usage. Stable and correct power line tracking is a very prominent issue. In order to correctly track and make accurate measurements, the swing path of a power line should be previously fitted and predicted by a mathematical function using an inspection robot. After this, the remote inspection robot can follow the power line and measure the current. This paper presents a new power line tracking method using parabolic and circle fitting algorithms for illegal electricity detection. We demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed tracking method by simulation and experimental results. Full article
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A Mobile Robot Localization via Indoor Fixed Remote Surveillance Cameras
Sensors 2016, 16(2), 195; https://doi.org/10.3390/s16020195 - 04 Feb 2016
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Localization, which is a technique required by service robots to operate indoors, has been studied in various ways. Most localization techniques have the robot measure environmental information to obtain location information; however, this is a high-cost option because it uses extensive equipment and [...] Read more.
Localization, which is a technique required by service robots to operate indoors, has been studied in various ways. Most localization techniques have the robot measure environmental information to obtain location information; however, this is a high-cost option because it uses extensive equipment and complicates robot development. If an external device is used to determine a robot’s location and transmit this information to the robot, the cost of internal equipment required for location recognition can be reduced. This will simplify robot development. Thus, this study presents an effective method to control robots by obtaining their location information using a map constructed by visual information from surveillance cameras installed indoors. With only a single image of an object, it is difficult to gauge its size due to occlusion. Therefore, we propose a localization method using several neighboring surveillance cameras. A two-dimensional map containing robot and object position information is constructed using images of the cameras. The concept of this technique is based on modeling the four edges of the projected image of the field of coverage of the camera and an image processing algorithm of the finding object’s center for enhancing the location estimation of objects of interest. We experimentally demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method by analyzing the resulting movement of a robot in response to the location information obtained from the two-dimensional map. The accuracy of the multi-camera setup was measured in advance. Full article
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A Context-Aware Mobile User Behavior-Based Neighbor Finding Approach for Preference Profile Construction
Sensors 2016, 16(2), 143; https://doi.org/10.3390/s16020143 - 23 Jan 2016
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In this paper, a new approach is adopted to update the user preference profile by seeking users with similar interests based on the context obtainable for a mobile network instead of from desktop networks. The trust degree between mobile users is calculated by [...] Read more.
In this paper, a new approach is adopted to update the user preference profile by seeking users with similar interests based on the context obtainable for a mobile network instead of from desktop networks. The trust degree between mobile users is calculated by analyzing their behavior based on the context, and then the approximate neighbors are chosen by combining the similarity of the mobile user preference and the trust degree. The approach first considers the communication behaviors between mobile users, the mobile network services they use as well as the corresponding context information. Then a similarity degree of the preference between users is calculated with the evaluation score of a certain mobile web service provided by a mobile user. Finally, based on the time attenuation function, the users with similar preference are found, through which we can dynamically update the target user’s preference profile. Experiments are then conducted to test the effect of the context on the credibility among mobile users, the effect of time decay factors and trust degree thresholds. Simulation shows that the proposed approach outperforms two other methods in terms of Recall Ratio, Precision Ratio and Mean Absolute Error, because neither of them consider the context mobile information. Full article
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Correction: Gao, Q. et al. A Context-Aware Mobile User Behavior-Based Neighbor Finding Approach for Preference Profile Construction. Sensors 2016, 16, 143
Sensors 2016, 16(8), 1230; https://doi.org/10.3390/s16081230 - 04 Aug 2016
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At first, may I offer my profoundest respects to the previous work obtained by the author Shi, whose work enlarged our view and set a good research direction for us and enlightened the initial idea of our paper.[...] Full article
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