[robotics-worldwide] CFP: Special Issue on Signal Processing Advances in Robots and Autonomy

Matthijs Spaan mtjspaan at isr.ist.utl.pt
Wed Mar 5 12:10:24 PST 2008

Special Issue on Signal Processing Advances in Robots and Autonomy

EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing

The capabilities of robots and autonomous systems have increased
dramatically over the past years. This success story partly depends on
advances in signal processing which provide appropriate and efficient
analysis of sensor data and enable autonomy. A key element of the
transition of signal processing output to its exploitation inside robots
and autonomous systems is the way uncertainty is managed: uncertainty
originating from insufficient sensor data, uncertainty about effects of
future autonomous actions and, in the case of distributed sensors and
actuators (like for a team of robots), uncertainty about communication
lines. The aim of this special issue is to focus on recent developments
that allow passing this transition path successfully, showing either
where signal processing is used in robotics and autonomy or where
robotics and autonomy had special demands that had not been fulfilled by
signal processing before.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Autonomous navigation:
  - Outdoor navigation using geo-information and dedicated indoor
navigation solutions
  - Collision avoidance/sense and avoid
  - Dynamic feature maps, and simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM)

Path planning:
  - Proactive, based on open-loop optimization
  - Reactive, based on adaptive control or model predictive control (MPC)
  - Probabilistic approaches for maximizing the expected future information

- Networked teams of robots
- Sensor networks which mix static sensors with autonomous moving ones
- Distributed algorithms and communication aspects

The special issue will focus on the one hand on the development and
comparison of algorithmic approaches and on the other hand on their
currently ever-widening range of applications in any platform:
underwater, surface, ground, and airborne. Special interest lies in
probabilistic approaches and setups of distributed sensors and actuators.

Authors should follow the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal
Processing manuscript format described at
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/asp/. Prospective authors should submit
an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal
Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/, according to the
following timetable:

Manuscript Due	        August 1, 2008
First Round of Reviews	November 1, 2008
Publication Date	February 1, 2009

Guest Editors:

Frank Ehlers, NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC), Italy
Fredrik Gustafsson, Linköping University, Sweden
Matthijs Spaan, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal

[ Matthijs Spaan ]               [ http://www.isr.ist.utl.pt/~mtjspaan ]

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