Special Issue "Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV)—Advances, Applications & Challenges"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: Neural networks; Fuzzy Systems; Genetic Algorithms; Hybrid Systems; Machine learning; Image/Signal processing; Bio-signal Analysis; Chemometrics; Control; Non-Invasive Sensing Systems; Robotics
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Interests: Electronics; Sensors; Embedded Systems; Robotics (undewater, aerial); Image & Signal Processing
Robotics has played a major role in subsea marine science, engineering, and operations since the introduction of Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV). ROVs, which are tele-operated robotic systems are now the mainstream tool of subsea operations, enabling the performance of many tasks, from construction to inspection, repair and maintenance. During 1990s, torpedo-shaped Autonomous Vehicles (AUV) employed for a fast, large-scale and high-resolution surveys of the seabed. There is still a growing market for AUVs, since manned missions are very expensive. Such vehicles have found widespread applications in defense, oil & gas and cable surveying. However, they were not able to interact with structures for close-up inspection or manipulation. Therefore, the next efforts in UUV technology is focused on the development of intervention AUVs (I-AUVs) and hybrid ROV-AUVs (H-ROVs) equiped with manipulation capabilities. The domain of UUVs is still an area of ongoing research and although much advancement have been realized in this area, the need for advanced sensing systems, navigation, guidance and control systems for UUVs continues to grow as the demands increase for such vehicles to undertake more complex missions. Prospective authors are invited to submit their contributions for review for publication in this Special Issue and to share the cutting edge technology and novel ideas with other researchers and engineers.
Dr. Vassilis S. Kodogiannis
Prof. John Lygouras
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Topics of this special issue will include, but are not limited to:
- Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (ROV, AUV, etc),
- Underwater Sensing, Multi-Modal Sensor Fusion, and Manipulation for UUVs
- Vehicle Guidance, Navigation, Path Planning in UUVs
- Control and Modeling for UUVs
- Cooperative Underwater Vehicle Manipulator Systems
- Networked UUVs
- Intelligence and Autonomy for Underwater Robotic Vehicles
- Machine Learning methods for Underwater Vehicles