[robotics-worldwide] [Journals] Special Issue on Autonomous Underwater Robots

Jason Gu Jason.Gu at Dal.Ca
Fri Mar 7 20:03:30 PST 2014

Call for Papers

Special Issue on Autonomous Underwater Robots

In this Special Issue on Autonomous Underwater Robots, we would like to strengthen this very specific field of applications. When exploring the shallow sea bed, accessing the marine ecosystems, and carrying out oceanographic investigations, a lot of tasks can only be accomplished by underwater robots. Moreover, there is a growing market for autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), since manned missions are very expensive. Future drivers for autonomous underwater robotics will be: hydrographic surveys, offshore oil and gas, gas hydrates, marine mineral resources, renewable energy from the sea, ocean research and border security.

The main focus of this special issue is on the most recent theoretical developments, results, and applications in the area of methods for underwater robotics. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

    Visual servoing control
    Machine learning
    Embedded systems
    Multi-agent systems
    Neural network
    Wireless sensor networks
    Mission programming
    Underwater robot navigation
    Dynamics and computational algorithms
    Artificial Intelligence
    Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM)
    Underwater robot localization

Interested authors should follow the authors' guidelines of Unmanned Systems (available at http://www.worldscientific.com/page/us/submission-guidelines) and submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://www.editorialmanager.com/us/. Papers meant for this issue are to be distinguished by selecting the section/category of 'Special Issue on Autonomous Underwater Robots' in the submission procedure.

Manuscript Due: April, 2014
First Round of Reviews: June, 2014
Second Round Review: August, 2014
Publication: October, 2014

Guest Editors

Professor Jason Gu
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS, Canada B3J 2X4
jason.gu at dal.ca

Professor Mae Seto
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS, Canada B3J 2X4
mae.seto at telus.blackberry.net

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