Special Issue "Robot and Sensor Networks for Environmental Monitoring"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: multi-sensor systems for robot perception; 3D reconstruction and mapping; signal and image processing applied to robotics and intelligent systems; agricultural robotics
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Interests: distributed estimation; agricultural robotics; distributed control; robotic-aided IoT
In recent decades, sensor networks have been used across expansive environments to develop effective surveying systems in critical domains like agricultural, forest, and sea monitoring and for ambient intelligence in general. While sensor networks provide a powerful tool to capture relevant information about environments and people activities therein, managing and maintaining the network can be challenging if a dense sampling of the environment is required. On the other hand, sparse area coverage may induce connection failures. Mobile robots hold the promise to enhance the potential of sensor networks. Robots can carry a wide range of sensors, thus offering increased availability and awareness as compared to a static system. They can interact with the environment, with humans or with other robots to perform complex tasks, enabling the development of intelligent systems that are not only able to detect events but also to actively intervene on the environment accordingly. They can also interact with stationary sensors by improving their connectivity or to support labor-intensive tasks such as deployment, maintenance or charging of multiple nodes in wide areas.
The aim of this Special Issue is to provide researchers and professionals with high-quality and state-of-the-art papers addressing the latest advances in the design, development, and deployment of robot and sensor networks. Related research includes but is not limited to robot and sensor network architectures, multisensor data fusion and analysis, communications in monitoring systems, agricultural and forest, sea monitoring, and ambient intelligence applications.
Dr. Annalisa Milella
Dr. Antonio Petitti
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- Robot and sensor networks
- Robotic-aided IoT
- Multisensor data fusion and analysis
- IoT for environmental monitoring
- IoT for precision agriculture
- Agricultural and forest monitoring
- Sea monitoring
- Security and surveillance
- Ambient Intelligence