Special Issue "Sensors, Robots, Internet of Things, and Smart Factories"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2019).
Interests: wireless sensor networks; Internet of Things; cyber-physical systems; smart manufacturing; deep learning
Interests: radio propagation; antenna and RF design; indoors and outdoords wireless communication; 5G communication
Interests: wireless sensor networks; routing protocol design; Internet of Things; cyber-physical systems; 5G networks; vehicular networks
Smart factories play an important role in the Industry 4.0 concept, which has been attracting much attention. With the advance of technologies of sensors, robots, and Internet of Things (IoT), a cyberphysical system (CPS) is built for gathering and analyzing sensor data, as well as for intelligently controlling robots, in order to meet smart factories’ requirements, such as performance optimization, energy efficiency, and dependability. You are invited to contribute to this Special Issue research results related to sensors, robots, and IoT for forming smart factories. Related research includes embedding of sensors (e.g., vision sensors, vibration sensors, and even RFID sensors/readers) and their applications (e.g., automated optical inspection or AOI), robots coordination and applications (e.g., path planning and navigation of automatic guided vehicles or AGV), networking for industry (e.g., fieldbus networking, industrial wireless networking, and 5G IoT networking), and big data storing and analysis (e.g., big data storing and retrieving, machine learning, deep learning).
Prof. Dr. Jehn-Ruey Jiang
Prof. Dr. Tharek Abd Rahman
Prof. Dr. Haibo Zhang
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Smart sensor data acquisition and fusion
- RFID sensors/readers and related applications
- Positioning in wireless networks
- Fieldbus networking
- 5G IoT networking
- Intelligent robot coordination and control
- AGV navigation and path planning
- Time series anomaly detection
- Predictive and prescriptive maintenance
- Machine learning/deep learning for smart manufacturing
- Machine health prognostics (MHP)
- Automated optical inspection (AOI)