Special Issue: Advances in Autonomous Underwater Robotics
As an expert in the field of underwater robotics we would like to invite you, to contribute to a special issue on Advances in Autonomous Underwater Robotics in Robotics and Autonomous Systems.
The Elsevier Journal Robotics and Autonomous Systems is published since25 years. It has an excellent reputation in the fie ld of robotic s covering fundamental developments, with special emphasis on autonomous system s. It carries articles on the theoretical, computational and experimental aspects of autonomous systems, or modules of such systems. Its impact factor has just increased to 11.36 ensuring visibility of your work in a relevant scientific community, see www.elsevier.com/locate/robot for further details.
With the special issue on Advances in Autonomous Underwater Robotics we would like to strengthen this very specific field of application. Accessing the maritime habitat, 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 (e.g . operated by surface vessels) are very expensive. Future drivers for autonomous underwater robotics will be: Hydrographic survey, offshore oil and gas, gas hydrates, marine mineral resources, renewable energy from the sea, ocean research and military/homeland security.
Currently, there are many research activities to develop intelligent systems for deep sea applications. They may focus on the following topics: Vehicle control, autonomy, manipulation, navigation and cooperating systems.
We think it is worth publishing recent advantages in these research fields in a comprehensive way!
If you could to contribute to this special issue, we would like to ask you to send us a short abstract (max. 1 page) of your paper until May, 31st 22011. We will inform you about acceptance until June, 15th 20111. Then, we will ask you to prepare the camera ready paper until August 1st, 2011.
Thank you for your support! We are looking forward initiating an interesting scientific journal issue together with you.
As guest editors
Priv.‐Dozz. Dr.‐Ing. haabil. Thomas Rauschenbaach, and Dr.‐Ing. Torsten Pfüttzenreuter (Fraunhofer Application Center System Technology AST Ilmenaau) Prof. Dr. ‐Ing. habil. Christoph Ament (University of Technnology Ilmennau)