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[robotics-worldwide] [journals] Deadline approaching for the Special Issue on Floating-base (Aerial and Underwater) Manipulation

Enrico Simetti-2
Dear colleagues,

let us remind you that the submission deadline for the special issue on
"Floating-base (Aerial and Underwater) Manipulation”, to be published on
the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, is approaching.
If you intend to submit a paper, please let us know!

Please visit the following link for details:

Special Issue on Floating-base (Aerial and Underwater) Manipulation

IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine seeks articles for a Special Issue
on Floating-base (Aerial and Underwater) Manipulation.

During the last 20 years, underwater robots have been widely used as a
tool for mapping the seafloor using optical and acoustic sensors, with
applications to offshore sites inspection, marine geology, underwater
archaeology to mention but a few. At the same time, aerial robots are
also limited to monitoring and surveillance applications, and research
has mainly focused on topics such as perception and navigation. However,
a large number of applications exist that go beyond the survey
capabilities, and the possibility of manipulating objects with these two
challenging technologies could open up an entire set of new

Both underwater and aerial robots are floating-base robotic systems, and
this fact makes their control different from classic ground mobile
manipulators. From a research perspective, topics and issues such as
coordinated control of the whole floating manipulator system, safe
interaction with the environment, disturbance rejection, object
perception from a floating base, are still important challenges to be

This special issue will provide up-to-date results and novel advanced
solutions for floating manipulation, both from the point of view of
aerial and underwater fields. In particular, this issue aims to bring
together two communities that have so far operated in parallel but
without too much interaction, despite the similarities between the two

The topics of interest for paper submissions include, but are not
limited to:
Design of aerial or underwater manipulation systems
Underwater/aerial hands and grippers
Mechatronics of manipulators optimized for floating operation
Coordinated control of floating base and manipulator
Cooperative control of multiple floating manipulators
Perception and precise localization for floating manipulation
Physical interaction of floating base manipulators
Techniques for assisted remote manipulation
Learning techniques for floating manipulation
Motion planning of floating manipulators
Fault tolerant approaches for floating manipulators
Any other key enabling technology for floating manipulation

Deadline for paper submission: 17th December 2017
Final notification for publication on SI: August 2018
Expected publication: December 2018

Guest Editors:
Matteo Fumagalli, Aalborg University, Denmark, [hidden email]
Enrico Simetti, University of Genova, Italy, [hidden email]

Submission guidelines:

On behalf of the Guest Editors
Best regards,
Enrico Simetti
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