[robotics-worldwide] Deadline approaching: AURO Special Issue on Search and Pursuit/Evasion with Mobile Robots

Geoff Hollinger geoff.hollinger at gmail.com
Fri Sep 17 13:08:08 PDT 2010

The deadline is approaching (October 15th) for the  upcoming special
issue of Autonomous Robots on Search and Pursuit/Evasion with Mobile

The special issue follows a very successful workshop at ICRA10:

Please note that submission to the special issue is open to all, and
we welcome papers from researchers who were not able to participate in
the workshop.

Geoff Hollinger


Autonomous Robots
Special Issue Call for Papers
Search and Pursuit/Evasion with Mobile Robots

In search problems, the objective is to find a target which may be
adversarial or non-adversarial. Pursuit-evasion games are
non-cooperative games where one or more pursuers try to capture an
evader who, in turn, tries to avoid capture. Search problems and
pursuit-evasion games have numerous applications in robotics. The
primary goal of this special issue is to unify various formulations of
search and pursuit/evasion problems towards a common theoretical and
applied framework for autonomous robots. In addition to fundamental
results in search and pursuit/evasion, papers presenting novel
research in the emerging areas of search with unmanned ground (UGVs),
aerial (UAVs), surface (USVs), and underwater (UUVs) vehicles, as well
as heterogeneous search teams in both outdoor and indoor environments
are solicited. This special issue follows a workshop at the IEEE
International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2010) with a
similar theme.

With the above motivation in mind, we invite original, high-quality
research papers in the areas of robotic search and pursuit/evasion.
Papers addressing one or more of the topics below are of particular

? Graph search and theoretical foundations
? Geometric approaches to search in polygonal environments
? Adversarial search on discrete and continuous environment representations
? Game theoretic approaches to coordinated search
? Distributed planning and estimation for multiple searchers
? The role of sensing and perception for search
? Urban search and rescue and emergency response with mobile robots
? Search with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and/or Unmanned Underwater Vehicles
? Combining search and target tracking
? Search systems and applications

Paper submission deadline: October 15, 2010
Notification of acceptance: February 11, 2011
Date of Publication: Summer 2011

Guest Editors:
Geoffrey A. Hollinger -- University of Southern California
Volkan Isler -- University of Minnesota
Timothy H. Chung -- Naval Postgraduate School

Gaurav Sukhatme -- University of Southern California

Founding Editor
George A. Bekey -- University of Southern California

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