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Special Issue "Drone-Based Remote Sensing for Industry 4.0 and Related Technologies"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Remote Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2021) | Viewed by 648

Special Issue Editors

SDU UAS Center, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
Interests: drones; cybersecurity and cyber attack vulnerability of UAVs; mechanical design of UAVs; path planning; Industry 4.0; mechatronics and advanced controls
Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Institute, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
Interests: modelling and simulation; decision support systems; data analytics; artificial intelligence; Industry 4.0; cyber-physical systems; reliability analysis
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Special Issue Information

Industry 4.0, which refers to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, has already transformed production and manufacturing industries significantly and provides a host of opportunities. The same concept is also transforming other areas of technology, allowing them to enjoy the benefits and unleashing the potential of digitalization. In District Energy 4.0, Grid 4.0, Water 4.0, and Oil and Gas 4.0, digitalization plays an important role that incorporates the same features found in Industry 4.0. Specifically, drone technology has undergone a significant transformation and has found applications in different fields. The global drone market is expected to reach $70 billion worldwide by 2029. One of the important applications related to drones is remote sensing for Industry 4.0 and related technologies, which is the focus of this Special Issue.

The main topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Drone-based imaging
  • Cybersecurity and cyber attack vulnerability
  • Risk assessment and safety
  • Drone path planning and obstacle avoidance for remote sensing
  • Drones for additive manufacturing
  • Integration of drones and Internet of things (IoT)
  • Artificial intelligence and data mining-based strategies for drone-based inspection
  • Drone onboard data storage, transmission, and retrieval
  • Collaborative strategies and mechanisms to control multiple unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and sensor networks for remote sensing
  • Theoretical and practical challenges of remote sensing in District Energy 4.0, Grid 4.0, Water 4.0, and Oil and Gas 4.0

Dr. Maryamsadat Tahavori
Dr. Sanja Lazarova-Molnar
Guest Editors

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