[robotics-worldwide] [journals] IJISTA Journal: Special Issue on Unmanned Ground Vehicles Facing Real Tasks and Real Environments

Frank E. Schneider frank.schneider at fkie.fraunhofer.de
Wed Feb 18 03:12:37 PST 2015

Dear Roboticists,

we are happy to announce the Call for Papers for a Special Issue on

        Unmanned Ground Vehicles Facing Real Tasks and Real Environments

of the International Journal of Intelligent Systems – Technologies and 
Applications (IJISTA).

Outdoor robotic contests such as the European Land Robot Trial (ELROB) 
or the euRathlon competition present challenges in which participants 
compete in real world tasks under realistic conditions and in real 
environments. Therefore, such contests provide an excellent means for 
assessing all aspects of a robotic solution: robustness and reliability, 
adequacy for the given task or ease of use.

This special issue seeks novel solutions addressing such – or comparable 
– topics relevant to the application of UGVs to real world tasks and 
real world environments. Papers can focus on any particular aspect of 
robotic systems, from vehicle design to overall system architecture and 
control, via terrain mapping, localisation, mission planning and 
execution. Clearly, our emphasis is on systems that fulfil a specific 
real world task.

All presented developments *_must_* be assessed by extensive 
experimental results. Field tests must have been carried out under 
realistic and challenging conditions with respect to the terrain type, 
the scenario to be achieved, and/or the conditions within which the 
scenarios must be achieved.

Deadline: 31 May 2015

For details see:

frank.schneider at fkie.fraunhofer.de

Kind regards
Dr. Frank E. Schneider, Fraunhofer FKIE, Germany
Prof. Klaus-Dieter Kuhnert, University of Siegen, Germany

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