[robotics-worldwide] [journals] Special Issue on Urban Robotics on RAS (Elsevier)

Alberto Sanfeliu Cortés sanfeliu at iri.upc.edu
Wed Dec 23 04:46:48 PST 2015

Call for Journal papers:

Robotics and Autonomous Systems: Special Issue on Urban Robotics



Paper submission: April 30th, 2016

Notification of acceptance: September 15th, 2016

Publication online: Beginning of 2017


Urban Robotics is a new challenging area of robotic applications, which 
will have an impact in key urban areas: Collaborative Society, Mobility, 
Information and Communication Technologies, Energy and Environment. In 
each one of these general areas, robotics will have a more direct 
impact, for example in the transportation of people and goods, urban 
services (like maintenance or cleaning), environment monitoring, road 
repairing and urban surveillance. In this special issue we want to focus 
in several aspects: the first one it is to discuss the basic challenges, 
which are required in urban environments; the second, to show the latest 
results in basic techniques tried in urban areas; and the third one to 
explain some relevant applications of robotics in urban areas.

Submitted articles can focus on any of the following and related topics:

·Basic robot challenges in urban environments

·Ethics, social and laws in urban environments

·Navigation, planning, perception and control techniques in urban 

·Social urban robots

·Urban manipulation

·Transportation of goods

·Autonomous mobility for people

·Monitoring, inspection and surveillance

·Repairing streets walk sides, etc.

·Urban cleaning

·Urban trees and plants maintenance

·Urban animals and pests control

·Underground: sewage cleaning, inspection and management systems


·The submission website for this journal is located at: 

·To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion 
into the special issue, the authors has to select the name of the 
special issue when they upload their manuscripts:

VSI: Urban Robotics


Alberto Sanfeliu, sanfeliu at iri.upc.edu <mailto:sanfeliu at iri.upc.edu>, 
Institut de Robotica i Informatica Industrial (CSIC-UPC), Spain

Pedro U. Lima, pal at isr.tecnico.ulisboa.pt 
<mailto:pal at isr.tecnico.ulisboa.pt%20>, Instituto Superior Tecnico , U. 
Lisboa (IST), Portugal

Norihiro Hagita, hagita at atr.jp <mailto:hagita at atr.jp>, Advanced 
Telecomunications Research Institute International (ATR), Japan

Prof. Dr. Alberto Sanfeliu
Full Professor (Catedratico Universidad)
Head of the line: Mobile Robotics and Intelligent Systems
Coordinator of the Vision and Intelligent System Group
Email: sanfeliu at iri.upc.edu
Institut de Robotica i Informatica Industrial (UPC-CSIC)
Llorens i Artiga 4-6, 08021 Barcelona (Spain)
T: +34 934015782 // +34 934015751

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