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Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems

Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems

with a special section on Unmanned Systems

Main editor: Kimon P. Valavanis

ISSN: 0921-0296 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-0409 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10846

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  • Bridges the gap between theory and practice in all areas of intelligent systems and robotics
  • Publishes findings from initial concept and theory to prototyping to final product development and commercialization
  • Combines theory, science, engineering and mathematics, leading to future innovations and cutting-edge technologies
  • 100% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

The Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems bridges the gap between theory and practice in all areas of intelligent systems and robotics. It publishes original, peer reviewed contributions from initial concept and theory to prototyping to final product development and commercialization.

On the theoretical side, the journal features papers focusing on intelligent systems engineering, distributed intelligence systems, multi-level systems, intelligent control, multi-robot systems, cooperation and coordination of unmanned vehicle systems, etc.

On the application side, the journal emphasizes autonomous systems, industrial robotic systems, multi-robot systems, aerial vehicles, mobile robot platforms, underwater robots, sensors, sensor-fusion, and sensor-based control. Readers will also find papers on real applications of intelligent and robotic systems (e.g., mechatronics, manufacturing, biomedical, underwater, humanoid, mobile/legged robot and space applications, etc.).

Related subjects » Artificial Intelligence - Electronics & Electrical Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Robotics

Impact Factor: 0.81 (2013) * 

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    The Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems (JINT) aims at publishing the most recent advances in the fields of systems and control, robotics and automation, mechatronics, unmanned systems, machine intelligence, bioengineering and other related areas in which cutting edge technologies have been developed and applied to model, design, develop and test complex engineering systems and autonomous systems. The main objective of JINT is to publish peer-reviewed and original contributed papers, invited and survey papers that promote and disseminate scientific knowledge and information to the readers.

    Recognizing the importance of Unmanned Systems (or, Unmanned Vehicle Systems, UVS) for both civilian/public domain and military applications, JINT has a special section in each issue devoted to Unmanned Systems, focusing on all four classes of aerial, ground, sea-surface and underwater vehicles, the common characteristic of which is the absence on-board the vehicle of a human operator. As Unmanned Systems have seen unprecedented levels of growth over the last twenty years, and they are expected to dominate future applications in diverse domains, JINT is at the forefront of reporting scientific breakthroughs in UVS.

    The Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems covers the whole technical spectrum from the birth of an idea at the conceptual level to a potential product development. It publishes original, archival, peer reviewed contributions from the initial concept, to theory, to simulation, to validation and verification, to experimentation, to prototyping, to testing, to implementation and refinement, to final product development and commercialization. It provides a unique forum that bridges gaps between the diverse disciplines of System Theory, Mathematics, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Engineering, extending to the matured field of Soft Computing, as well as to the field of Computational Intelligence and Cognitive Sciences, all necessary components of modern intelligent systems, robotics, unmanned vehicle systems, mechatronics and modern manufacturing. JINT provides a unique medium to present/discuss future directions in advanced control technology and applications, intelligent and autonomous systems, computational intelligence, computational methods for system design, handling and incorporating uncertainty in system design and control, novel and cutting edge technologies as applied to complex systems including mechatronic systems and unmanned vehicle systems.

    The purpose of the special section in unmanned systems goes beyond traditional navigation and control challenges, aiming at offering opportunities to publish original research in see-and-avoid, sense-detect-and-avoid systems, robust, resilient and fault-tolerant control systems, prognostics and diagnostics, autonomy, manned-unmanned swarms and robot teams, formation control, and network-controlled systems. When focusing on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), JINT offers the forum to publish research related to policies, procedures, regulations, safety, risk analysis assessment, airworthiness, certification issues, operational constraints, standardization, frequency management, all of paramount importance, which, coupled with 'smart', 'environmentally friendly' cutting edge technologies pave the way towards full integration of UAS with manned aviation and into the national airspace.

    As such, JINT lays the foundation for a common framework for publication of ideas, derivation and testing of techniques that combine Theory, Science, Engineering and Mathematics, leading to future innovations and novel technologies.

    On the theoretical side, papers focusing on intelligent systems engineering, distributed intelligence systems, multi-level systems, intelligent control, multi-robot systems, control, cooperation and coordination of unmanned vehicle systems, biologically inspired robotics and swarms, outlining new concepts and approaches in their related fields are equally welcome.

    On the application side, emphasis is given to autonomous systems, industrial robotic systems, multi-robot systems, aerial vehicles, mobile robot platforms, sea-surface vehicles, underwater robots, sensors, sensor-fusion, sensor-based control, focusing on sensory control problems. Papers on real applications of intelligent and robotic systems (mechatronics, manufacturing systems, biomedical systems, underwater, humanoid, mobile/legged robot and space applications, etc.) are most welcome.

    The journal aims at bridging the gap between theory and practice, and intends to stimulate interaction between faculty, researchers, engineers and practitioners from academia, industry and government focusing on theoretical and applied research in all areas of intelligent systems and robotics.

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