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Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems

Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems

with a special section on Unmanned Systems

Editor-in-Chief: Kimon P. Valavanis

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

Journal no. 10846

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Founding Editor:

Spyros Tzafestas, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, tzafesta@softlab.ntua.gr


Kimon P. Valavanis, University of Denver, USA, kimon.valavanis@du.edu

Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief:

Dina Fragkedaki, University of Denver, USA, fragkedaki@gmail.com


Executive Advisory Board:

Beno Benhabib, University of Toronto, benhabi@mie.utoronto.ca
Pascual Campoy, Universidad Politecnica Madrid, pascual.campoy@upm.es
MaryAnne Fields, Army Research Laboratory, mary.a.fields22.civ@mail.mil  
Shuzhi Sam Ge, National University of Singapore, elegesz@nus.edu.sg
Vassilis Kouikoglou, Technical University of Crete, kouik@dpem.tuc.gr
Maciej Michalek, Poznan University of Technology, maciej.michalek@put.poznzn.pl
Paul Oh, University of Nevada Las Vegas, paul.oh@unlv.edu
Anibal Ollero, Universidad de Sevilla, aollero@us.es
Daniel Pack, University of Texas San Antonio, daniel.pack@utsa.edu  
Nikos Papanikolopoulos, University of Minnesota, npapas@cs.umn.edu
Hailong Pei, South China University of Technology, auhlpei@scut.edu.cn
Yannis Phillis, Technical University of Crete, phillis@dpem.tuc.gr
Fulvia Quagliotti, Politecnico di Torino, fulvia.quagliotti@polito.it
Dominique Sauter, Nancy-University, dominique.sauter@cran.uhp-nancy.fr
Tarek Sobh, University of Bridgeport, sobh@bridgeport.edu
Javier Ruiz-del-Solar, Universidad de Chile, jruizd@cec.uchile.cl
George Vachtsevanos, Georgia Institute of Technology, gjv@ece.gatech.edu
Alfredo Weitzenfeld, University of South Florida, aweitzenfeld@usf.edu  


Stjepan Bogdan, University of Zagreb, stjepan.bogdan@fer.hr   
Yangquan Chen, University of California, Merced, yangquan.chen@ucmerced.edu
Sesh Commuri, University of Oklahoma, scommuri@ou.edu  
Xenofon Koutsoukos, Vanderbilt University, Xenofon.koutsoukos@vanderbilt.edu
Zhijun Li, South China University of Technology, zjli@ieee.org  
Rogelio Lozano, U de Technologie de Compiègne, rogelio.lozano@hds.utc.fr
Maja Matijasevic, University of Zagreb, maja.matijasevic@fer.hr
Giovanni Muscato, Università degli Studi di Catania, gmuscato@dees.unict.it
Ahmad Rad, Simon Fraser University, arad@sfu.ca  
Margareta Stefanovic, University of Denver, mstefan8@du.edu
Didier Theilliol, University of Lorraine, Didier.theilliol@univ-lorraine.fr
Antonios Tsourdos, Cranfield University, a.tsourdos@cranfield.ac.uk   
Nikos Tsourveloudis, Technical University of Crete, nikost@dpem.tuc.gr
Kostas Tzafestas, NTU Athens, ktzaf@softlab.ece.ntua.gr
Youmin Zhang, Concordia University, ymzhang@encs.concordia.ca
Primo Zingaretti, U Politecnica delle Marche, p.zingaretti@univpm.it

Senior Editors:

Julie A. Adams, Vanderbilt University, julie.a.adams@vanderbilt.edu  
A-Nasser Ansari, Qatar National Research Fund, analansari@qnrf.org
Luis Mejias Alvarez, Queensland University of Technology, luis.mejias@qut.edu.au
David Casbeer, AFRL, WPAFB, david.casbeer@wpafb.af.mil
Jorge M. M. Dias, ISR – University of Coimbra, jorge@isr.uc.pt
Mário Sarcinelli Filho, Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo, mario.sarcinelli@ufes.br
Fumiya Iida, University of Cambridge, fi224@cam.ac.uk
Gianluca Ippoliti, Universita Politecnica delle Marche gianluca.ippoliti@univpm.it
Abderrahmane Kheddar, Japan / France, kheddar@lirmm.fr  
Alan Lynch, University of Alberta, alan.lynch@ualberta.ca
Mohammad Mahoor, University of Denver, mmahoor@du.edu
Roberto Sabatini, RMIT University, roberto.sabatini@rmit.edu.au
Amir Shapiro, Ben Gurion University, ashapiro@bgu.ac.il


Hyo-Sung Ahn, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, hyosung@gist.ac.kr  
Kostas Alexis, University of Nevada, Reno, kalexis@unr.edu
Erdinç Altuğ, Istanbul Technical University, altuger@itu.edu.tr  
Iván F. Mondragón Bernal, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, imontragon@javeriana.edu.co  
Kalinka Branco, University of Sao Paolo, kalinka@icmc.usp.br
Rongxin Cui, Northwestern Polytechnical University-China, r.cui@nwpu.edu.cn  
Hugo Rodriguez Cortes, CINVESTAV, Mexico, hrodriguez@cinvestav.mx
Anthony Finn, D&SI, U of South Australia, Anthony.Finn@unisa.edu.au
Luiz Marcos Goncalves, U Federal Do Rio Grande Do Norte, lmarcos@dca.ufrn.br
Nuno Ricardo Gracias, University of Girona, ngracias@silver.udg.edu
Wei He, University of Electronic Science & Technology of China, hewei.ac@gmail.com  
Ivan Maza, University of Seville, imaza@us.es
Miguel Angel Olivares-Mendez, University of Luxembourg, miguel.olivaresmendez@uni.lu  
Dejan Milutinovic, University of California, Santa Cruz, dejan@soe.ucsc.edu
Andrea Monteriù, Università Politecnica delle Marche, a.monteriu@univpm.it
George Nikolakopoulos, Luleå University of Technology, geonik@ltu.se
Srikanth Saripalli, Arizona State University, Srikanth.Saripalli@asu.edu
Horst Schulte, University of Applied Sciences, HTW Berlin, Horst.Schulte@HTW-Berlin.de
PB Sujit, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, India, pbsujit@yahoo.com
Francisco Curado Teixeira, University of Aveiro, Portugal, fcurado@ua.pt

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    Aims and Scope

    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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