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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Computer Science
Chapel Hill (NC), USA
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Rutgers University
New Brunswick (NJ), United States
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Northwestern University
Evanston (IL), United States
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Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Atlanta (GA), USA
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Editor in Chief

Michael Yu WangMichael Yu Wang (2006 - 2021)

Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering
Director, HKUST Robotics Institute,
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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Primary areas: Human-Centered Automation, Assembly Modeling, Manufacturing, Grasping, Fixturing, Feeding.
Secondary areas: Theoretical Methods, Algorithmic Foundations, Machine Tools, Numerical Optimization.

Co-Founders and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

Ken Goldberg

Ken Goldberg (2011-2016)
University of California-Berkeley
Mill Valley (CA), United States
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Peter Luh

Peter Luh (2004-2009)
University of Connecticut
Connecticut, USA
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Nukala ViswanadhamNukala Viswanadham (2009 - 2011)
Indian Institute of Science 
Bangalore, India
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Editorial Assistant and Journal Administrator

Antonia CarlAntonia Carl

IEEE
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Piscataway NJ, United States
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Editors 

Dan Popa

Dan Popa, Ph.D. (until Dec. 2021)

University of Louisville, Office Address: SRB 246
Next Generation Systems Research Group
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Mailing Address: WS 200, Speed School, Univ. of Louisville, KY 40292, USA
Primary Areas: Micro-Nano Robotics and Automation
Secondary Areas: Human-Machine Interfaces


li jingshanJingshan Li, PhD (until Dec. 2021)

Dept of Industrial and Systems Engineering
University of Wisconsin,
Madison, WI, USA
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Primary Area: Manufacturing and healthcare system analysis, design, improvement and control.
Secondary  Area: Planning and scheduling, supply chain management, energy system.


Ding HanHan Ding (until Dec. 2017)

Shanghai Jiao Tong University
School of Mechanical Engineering
Shanghai, China
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Primary areas: Material/Parts Handling, Mechanisms, Sensing and Networks, Theoretical Foundations, Manufactoring, Semiconductors, Energy and The Environment, Space.
Secondary areas: CAD/CAM/CIM, Manipulation, Assembly, Motion Planning, Grasping, Fixturing, Feeding, Machine Tools, CNC, Manipulators, Actuators, Sensor Fusion, Vision, Numerical Optimization.


Maria Pia FantiMaria-Pia Fanti (until Dec. 2019)

Politecnico di Bari
Dipartimento di Elettrotecnica ed Elettronica
Bari, Italy
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Primary areas: Discrete event systems, Petri net and Colored Petri nets; Control and modeling of automated manufacturing systems; Control and modeling of computer integrated systems: Automatic guided vehicle systems, automated storage and retrieval systems, railway networks, urban traffic signals, Supply chain modeling and management.
Secondary areas: Hybrid Systems, Fuzzy sets and Fuzzy Petri nets, Workflow nets, Structural properties of linear systems.


Spyros ReveliotisSpyros Reveliotis (until Dec. 2019)

Georgia Institute of Technology 
School of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Atlanta (GA), United States
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Primary areas:
 Logistics, Materials/Parts Handling, Mobility and Navagation, Theoretical Foundations, Manufacturing, Semiconductors, Transportation.
Secondary areas: Discrete Event Systems, Supervisory Control, Resource Allocation Systems and Deadlock Avoidance, Markov Decision Processes, Dynamic Programming and Approximate Dynamic Programming, Performance Evaluation and Scheduling, (Reinforcement) Learning.


Leyaun ShiLeyaun Shi (until Dec. 2018)

University of Wisconsin-Madison
IE Department
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Primary areas: Optimization, simulation, planning and scheduling, supply chain management.


Yu SunYu Sun (until Dec. 2019)

University of Toronto
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Deaprtment of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Institute of Biomedical Engineering
Ontario (ON), Canada
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Primary areas: Material/Parts Handling, Micro and nano Scales, Healthcare and Life Sciences.
Secondary areas: Micromanipulation, end effector, force sensing, microassembling, computer vision, automation at micro-nanometer scales, micro devices, MEMS, microfluidics, biomedical engineering.


Dawn TilburyDawn Tilbury (until Dec. 2017)

University of Michigan
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Ann Arbor (MI), United States
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Primary areas: Theoretical Foundations, Sensing and Networks, Human-Centered Automation, Material/Parts Handling, Mobility and Navigation, Manufacturing.
Secondary areas: Discrete Event Systems Theory, Petri Nets, PLCs, Fault Diagnosis, Teleoperation, Control Theory,  Logic Verification, Simulation.


John WenJohn Wen (until Dec. 2018)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Center for Automation Technologies and Systems
Cll 8011, 110 8th St.
Troy, NY, USA
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Primary areas: Human-Centered Automation, Robotics, Building Automation, Assistive Technology 
Secondary areas: Distributed network automation systems


Associate Editors

Ron AlterovitzRon Alterovitz (until Dec. 2017)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Computer Science
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Primary areas: Motion planning, medical robotics.


Francesco BasileFrancesco Basile (until Dec. 2018)

Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, Ingegneria Elettrica e Matematica applicata
Università degli Studi di Salerno
Fisciano, Italy
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Primary areas: Theoretical Foundations, Petri net, Logistics, Materials/Parts Handling, Automated storage and retrieval systems, Automatic guided vehicle systems, Automated warehouse, PLCs, Discrete Event Systems: synthesis, diagnosis, identification, control, supervisory control.
Secondary areas: Robot cells, Hybrid systems, Transportation systems, Manufacturing systems.


Avital BecharAvital Bechar (until Dec. 2018)

Institute of Agricultural Engineering
Department of Growing, Production and Environmental Engineering
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Primary areas: Agricultural Robotics, Human-Robot Collaborative systems, Robot Sensisng Systems, Agriculture


Jessica Burgner KahrsJessica Burgner-Kahrs (until Dec. 2019)

Leibniz Universität Hannover
Laboratory for Continuum Robotics (LKR)
Hanover, Germany

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Primary areas: Continuum Robots, Medical Robotics, Mechanisms.
Secondary areas: Optimization, Human-Robot Interaction.


Stefano CarpinStefano Carpin (until Dec. 2018)

University of California, Merced
School of Engineering
Website • Robotics@UC Merced
Primary areas: Robotics, motion planning and control, grasping, control systems, sequential decision making.


Ramu ChandraRamu Chandra (until Dec. 2017)

Siemens Corporate Technology

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Primary areas: Dynamical systems, Robust Control, Optimal Control, Manufacturing.
Secondary areas: Convex Optimization, Nonlinear Programming, Transportation, System Identification, Industrial Robotics, Algorithmic Automation.


Kuo Hao ChangKuo-Hao Chang (until Aug. 2020) 

Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, National Tsing Hua University

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Primary areas: Simulation Optimization, Discrete Event Simulation, Stochastic Systems, Applied Probability and Statistics
Secondary areas: Applications in Manufacturing, Health care and Energy Management


Pasquale ChiacchioPasquale Chiacchio (until Aug. 2020)

Professor, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, Ingegneria Elettrica e Matematica applicata
University of Salerno, Italy

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Primary Areas: Industrial Robotics, Robotic Control, Discrete event systems, Supervisory Control, Petri nets
Secondary Areas: Robotics, Automatic Control, Industrial Automation


Feng ChuFeng Chu (until Aug. 2020)

Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering
Chargée de missions Chine, Université d'Evry Val d'Essonne
Co-responsable équipe AROBAS, IBISC
Co-responsable M2, mention OPSL,  University of Paris Saclay
IBISC Lab., University of Evry Val d'Essonne, France
Primary Areas:  Logistics, planning and scheduling, Supply Chain, Operational Research, combinational optimization, Multiobjective optimization
Secondary Areas:  Discrete event systems, Petri net, Transportation, Energy and Enironment
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Javier Civera

Javier Civera (until Dec. 2017)

Universidad de Zaragoza
Spain

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Primary areas: Perception, Sensing, Computer Vision, Machine Vision, Robotics, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Data Science, Cloud Robotics and Automation, Augmented and Virtual Reality


Cedric ClevyCedric Clevy (until Aug. 2020)

University of Franche-Comté
FEMTO-ST Institute
Automatic Control and Micro-Mechatronic Systems Department
Besançon, FRANCE

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Primary area: Micro-Nano Robotics and Automation, manipulation assembly sensing and characterization at micro and nano scales, hybrid force position control
Secondary area: Micro-devices, compliant mechanisms, MEMS, piezoelectric actuators, robot calibration


Sara Dadras

Sara Dadras (until Dec. 2019)

Utah State University

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Primary areas: Transportation; Mobility and Navigation; Energy and Environment; Semiconductors; Space; Human-Centered Automation.
Secondary areas: Hybrid Electric Vehicles; Fuel Economy; Renewable Energy; Nonlinear Control Systems and Dynamics; Wireless Power Transfer; Fractional Order Dynamics; Sliding Mode Control; Adaptive Control; Battery Management Systems; Autonomous Vehicles.


Darabi HoushangHoushang Darabi (until Dec. 2019)

University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Chicago, IL, USA
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Primary areas: Time Series Classification, Discrete Event Systems, Petri Nets, Data Science, Process Mining, Educational Data Mining, Healthcare Automation and Management.
Secondary areas: Home and Building Automation, Manufacturing Automation, Logistics Systems.


Dimos DimarogonasDimos Dimarogonas (until Dec. 2018)

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Stockholm, Sweden
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Primary areas: Hybrid systems, multi-agent systems, formal methods for control and task planning, multi-robot control.


Dragan DjurdjanovicDragan Djurdjanovic (until Dec. 2017)

University of Texas at Austin
Department of Mechanical Engineering 
Austin, TX, USA
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Primary areas: Monitoring and diagnostics of engineering and human body systems, process control in manufacturing systems, optimization of manufacturing operations and maintenance.
Secondary areas: Maintenance decision-making, Diagnostics and prognostics for human body systems.


Doug DownDouglas Down (until Dec. 2017)

Department of Computing and Software 
McMaster University 
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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Primary areas: Stochastic models, scheduling, theoretical foundations.
Secondary areas: Control systems, simulation, communications networks.


Frank EhlersFrank Ehlers 

WTD 71
Kiel, Germany
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Primary areas: Sensing and Networks, Networked Robotics, Many Robot Systems, Maritime Robotic Systems.
Secondary areas: Mobility and Navigation, Distributed Assembly.


Rafael FierroRafael Fierro (until Dec. 2019)

University of New Mexico
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Albuquerque (NM), United States 
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Primary areas: Mobility and Navigation, Sensing and Networks, Transportation, Space, Multi-Robot Systems, Control of Network Systems.
Secondary areas: Cooperative Control, Hybrid Systems, Cyber-Physical Systems


Baris FidanBaris Fidan (until Dec. 2019)

Associate Professor, PhD, PEng
Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
Systems Design Engineering (cross appointed)
University of Waterloo
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Primary areas: System identification and adaptive control, Cooperative mechatronic systems and sensor networks, Intelligent vehicle systems.


Sahika GencSahika Genc (until Dec. 2018)

General Electric Global Research
Software Sciences and Analytics Lab
Niskayuna, New York, USA
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Primary areas: Discrete-event systems, Petri nets, automata, distributed fault diagnosis and prognostics, optimization, distributed computing, temporal data mining.


Hu Guoqiang

Guoqiang Hu (until Aug. 2020)

Nanyang Technological University, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Centre for System Intelligence and Efficiency (EXQUISITUS), Singapore
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Primary areas: Distributed intelligent systems, Distributed control, Distributed optimization, Multi-robot coordination, Cloud robotics, Swarm intelligence, Visual servo control, Autonomous systems
Secondary areas: Energy management and optimization, Fault diagnostics, Home and building automation


Christoforos HadjicostisChristoforos Hadjicostis (until Dec. 2018)

University of Cyprus
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Primary areas: Discrete-event systems, Petri nets, Automata, Networked control systems, Distributed control, Fault diagnosis, Fault tolerance.


Hesuan HuHesuan Hu (until Dec. 2017)

Xidian University
School of Electro-mechanical Engineering
Shaanxi, China
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Primary areas: Human-Centered Automation, Logistics, Material/Parts Handling, Material Processing, Mobility and Navigation, Sensing and Networks Manufacturing, Semiconductors, Healthcare and Life Sciences,Transportation,Mining and Demining.
Secondary areas: Discrete Event Systems, Manufacturing Systems, Networked Systems and their Automation, Petri nets, Real time Scheduling, Distributed Control. Production Planning, Re-manufacturing, Intelligent Manufacturing, Intelligent Transportation Systems, UAV Systems and their Automation, Smart Grid Systems, Process Mining, Supply Chain Management, Fault Diagnosis.


George Q. HuangGeorge Q. Huang (until Dec. 2019)

Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China
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Primary areas: Physical Internet (Internet of Things), Supply Chain and Logistics Engineering, Cyber-Physical Systems, Real-Time Decision Supports, Industrial and Logistics Parks.


Soo JeonSoo Jeon (until Dec. 2019)

Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
University of Waterloo
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Primary areas: Motion control, estimation, stochastic systems, robotic manipulation, power assistive devices, sensors and sensing systems.
Secondary areas: Transportation, optimal control, mechanics, friction.


Qing Shan Samuel JiaQing-Shan (Samuel) Jia (until Dec. 2017)

Tsinghiua University
Department of Automation
Beijing, China
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Primary areas: Sensing and Networks, Theoretical Foundations, Manufacturing, Safety, Security, Rescue, Transportation, Energy and the Environment, Home and Building Automation.
Secondary areas: Simulation-based optimization in wireless sensor network, Smart buildings, and Smart grid.


Anak Agung JuliusAnak Agung Julius (until Dec. 2019) 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
Troy, NY, USA
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Primary areas: Dynamic systems and control, Theoretical Foundations, Microrobotic, Formal Methods, Hybrid systems.
Secondary areas: Heathcare and Life Sciences, stochastic systems modeling and control.


Kawahara TomohiroTomohiro Kawahara (until Dec. 2017)

Kyushu Institute of Technology
Frontier Research Academy for Young Researchers
Fukuoka, Japan
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Primary areas: Micro and Nano Scales, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Life Sciences.
Secondary areas: Active Sensing, Sensors, Medical Robotics, Micro-Nano Sensing and Manipulations, Bio Assembling.


Hoong Chuin LauHoong Chuin Lau (until Dec. 2017)

Singapore Management University
School of Information Systems
Singapore
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Primary areas: Logistics, Transportations.
Secondary areas: Planning and scheduling, vehicle routing, health-care management science, tourism analytics, multi-agent systems.


Lee Der HorngDer-Horng Lee (until Dec. 2017)

National University of Singapore
Department of Civil Engineering
Singapore
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Primary areas: Logistics, Transportation.
Secondary areas: Transportation, Logistics, Container port operation.


LooHay LeeLoo Hay Lee (until Dec. 2017)

National University of Singapore
Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Singapore
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Primary areas: Logistics, Semiconductors, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Transportation.
Secondary areas: Simulation optimization, supply chain management and maritime logistics.


Li YangminYangmin Li (until Dec. 2019)

University of Macau
Department of Electromechanical Engineering
Taipa, Macao
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Primary areas: Micromanipulation, Micro and Nano Robotics, Compliant Mechanisms, Intelligent Control.
Secondary areas: Automation at micro-nanometer scales, micro devices, MEMS, Parallel Robot, Mobile Robot, Service Robot, Industrial Robot.


Zhijun LiZhijun Li (until Dec. 2019)

College of Automation Science and Engineering,
South China University of Technology
China
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Primary areas: Human-Centered Automation, Mobility and Navigation, Sensing and Networks Manufacturing, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Transportation, Mining and Demining. 
Secondary areas: Robotics, motion planning and control, grasping, control systems.


Dikai LiuDikai Liu (until Dec. 2019)

University of Technology Sydney
Centre for Autonomous Systems
Sydney, NSW, Australia
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Primary areas: Field robotics, physical human-robot interaction, infrastructure robotics, assistive robotics, robot teams, design methodology.


Huaping LiuHuaping Liu (until Aug. 2020)

Tsinghua University, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Beijing, China
Primary areas:  Manipulation and Grasping, Sensor Fusion, Vision, Haptics
Secondary areas: Reinforcement Learning, Perception, Robotics, Machine Learning, Mobile Robots
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Kaibo LiuKaibo Liu (until Aug. 2020)

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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Primary areas: System Informatics, Data Analytics, Quality control, Data fusion for System Monitoring, Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Maintenance
Secondary areas: Manufacturing, Healthcare, Sensor Networks, Statistical learning and Data Mining, Statistical Process control


Liu Min

Min Liu (until Dec. 2017)

Tsinghua University
Department of Automation
Beijing, China
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Primary areas: Logistics, Material/Parts Handling, Material Processing, Manufacturing, Semiconductors, Energy and the Environment.
Secondary areas: Scheduling, Production planning, Operational optimization, Quality control, Resource allocation, Numerical optimization.


Xinyu LiuXinyu Liu (until Aug. 2020)

McGill University
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Primary areas: Material/Parts Handling, Mechanisms, Micro and Nano Scales, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Semiconductors, Safety, Security, Rescue
Secondary areas:Micro and Nanomanipulation, Micro and Nano Robotics, Automation at Micro and Nano Scales, MEMS, End-Effector, Force Sensing and Control, Microfluidics


Yan LuYan Lu (until Aug. 2020)

National Institute Of Standards and Technology.
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Primary areas: Smart Manufacturing, Cyber-Physical Systems, Manufacturing Informatics, Additive Manufacturing, and System Integration
Secondary areas: Energy Automation, Building Control and Multi-agent Systems




Phillipe LutzPhillipe Lutz (until Dec. 2018)

University of Franche-Comté
FEMTO-ST Institute, AS2M Department
Besançon, France
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Primary areas: Micro-Nano Robotics, Micro-Nano Assembly, Micromanipulation, end effector, force sensing, automation at micro and nanometer scales, micro devices


Cristian MahuleaCristian Mahulea (until Dec. 2017)

University of Zaragoza
Dept. Informatica e Ingenieria de Sistemas,
Zaragoza, Spain
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Primary areas: Petri nets, manufacturing, mobile robots, healthcare systems, mobility and navigation.
Secondary areas: Material parts/handling, sensing and
networks, transportation.


Elena Messina

Elena Messina (until Dec. 2019)

Intelligent Systems Division
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, MD, USA
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Primary areas: Performance metrics, evaluation, and benchmarking; robotic assembly; manufacturing robotics.
Secondary areas: Emergency response robotics.


Sandipan MishraSandipan Mishra (until Dec. 2019)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering Department
Troy (NY), United States of America
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Primary areas: Dynamic Systems and Control, Advanced Manufacturing Control, Smart Building Automation, Precision Motion Control, Iterative Learning Control.
Secondary areas: Vision-based Control, Mechatronics, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Sensors and Sensing Mechanisms, Semiconductor Manufacturing.


Jin MitsugiJin Mitsugi (until Dec. 2019)

Faculty of Environment and Information Studies,
Keio University
Fujisawa, Japan
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Primary areas: Sensing and Networks, Mobility and Navigation, Home and Building Automation.
Secondary areas: Wireless communications, Computational Mechanics.


Goldie NejatGoldie Nejat (until Dec. 2019)

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics
University of Toronto
Toronto (ON), Canada
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Primary areas: Human-Centered Automation, Multi-Robot Teams, Healthcare and Assistive Robotics, Rescue Robotics, Human-Robot Interaction.
Secondary areas: Perception, Sensing, Exploration, Robot Decision Making


Nishi TatsushiTatsushi Nishi (until Dec. 2017)

Osaka University
Department of Systems Innovation Graduate School of Engineering Science
Osaka, Japan
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Primary areas: Logistics, Material/Parts Handling, Mobility and Navagation, Theoretical, Manufaturing, Semiconductors, Safety, Security, Rescue, Energy and the Environment.
Secondary areas: Scheduling, Supply chain optimization, Discrete event systems, Petri nets, Transportation, Logistics, Automated Guided Vehicle, Discrete Optimization.


Cecilia OcchiuzziCecilia Occhiuzzi (until Dec. 2019)

RADIO6ENSE srl
University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
Via del Politecnico 1, 00133 Roma
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Primary areas: Electromagnetics, Antenna, RFID, Sensors, Biomedical applications, Implantable devices, wearable and epidermal electronics, Internet of Things, Industrial Internet of Things .


Meeko OishiMeeko Oishi (until Dec. 2017)

University of New Mexico
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Albuquerque (NM), United States
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Primary areas: Human-Centered Automation,Theoretical Foundations, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Safety, Security, Rescue Manufacturing, Semiconductors, Safety, Security, Rescue, Energy and the Environment.
Secondary areas: Formal methods, Hybrid systems, nonlinear systems.


Anatol PashkevichAnatol Pashkevich (until Dec. 2017)

Ecole des Mines de Nantes
FRANCE
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Primary areas: Mechatronics, Manipulator modeling and calibration, Motion Planning, Actuators, Control theory, Stability, Identification.
Secondary areas: Multiobjective Optimization , CAD of Robotic Systems, Robotic-based milling and welding.


Alessandro PintoAlessandro Pinto (until Dec. 2019)

United Technologies Research Center
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Primary areas: Autonomous Systems, Formal Methods.
Secondary areas: Controls, Security.


Luigi PiroddiLuigi Piroddi (until Dec. 2017)

Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria 
Politecnico di Milano
Milano, Italy
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Primary areas: Modeling and control of flexible manufacturing systems, Petri nets, Deadlock Avoidance.
Secondary areas: Discrete event systems, Supervisory Control, Resource Allocation, Model identification, Estimation, Control theory, PLCs.


Hong QiaoHong Qiao (until Dec. 2018)

Chinese Academy of Sciences
Director of Robotic Theory of Application
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Primary areas: Intelligent robot systems, Machine vision systems


Hongliang Ren

Hongliang Ren (until Dec. 2019)

Department of Biomedical Engineering
National University of Singapore
Singapore
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Primary areas: Human-Centered Automation, Medical Robotics, Navigation, Sensing and Networks, Mechanisms, Healthcare and Life Sciences.
Secondary areas: Mechatronics, Robotic Control, Motion Planning.


Changhai RuChanghai Ru (until Dec. 2018)

Soochow University
School of Mechanical & Electric Engineering
Suzhou, China
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Primary areas: Microrobotic and nanorobotic manipulation; piezoelectric actuator; computer vision microscopy; automation at micro-nanometer scales; piezoelectric injection; nanopositioning technology.
Secondary areas: Force sensing, microassembling, micro devices, MEMS, microfluidics, biomedical engineering.


Robin RuYu  Ru (until Aug. 2020)

GE Digital
Primary areas: Discrete-event systems, Multi-agent systems, Cyber-physical systems, Energy storage systems, Petri nets, Automata, Finite state machines
Secondary areas: Supervisory control, Optimization, System modeling, Fault diagnosis, Scheduling, Industrial data analytics, Healthcare, Oil&Gas, Smart Grid, Renewable, Electric vehicles
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Shivakumar Sastry

Shivakumar Sastry (until Dec. 2018)

University of Akron
Ohio, USA
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Primary areas: Networked, Embedded Automation Systems, Reconfiguration


Carla SeatzuCarla Seatzu (until Dec. 2017)

University of Cagliari
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
09124 Cagliari, Italy
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Primary areas: Discrete event systems, Petri nets, hybrid systems, networked control systems, multi-agent systems.
Secondary areas: Supervisory control, manufacturing systems, control of mechanical systems, transportation systems.


Julie A. ShahJulie A. Shah (until Dec. 2018)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
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Primary areas: Human-robot interaction, planning and scheduling, robotics, assembly manufacturing.


Weihua ShengWeihua Sheng (until Dec. 2019)

Oklahoma State University
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Stillwater, OK, USA 
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Primary areas: Home automation, Wearable computing, Mobile robotics, Human-robot interaction.
Secondary areas: Sensor networks, Intelligent transportation system, Motion planning, Computer aided manufacturing, Machine learning.


Alice E. SmithAlice E. Smith (until Dec. 2018)

Auburn University
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
Auburn, Alabama USA
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Primary areas: Heuristic optimization, computational intelligence, discrete-event simulation, facility design, material handling, reliable systems, network design.


Vladimir StojanovicVladimir Stojanovic (until Aug. 2020)

University of Kragujevac
Faculty of Mechanical and Civil Engineering in Kraljevo
Department of Automatic Control, Robotics and Fluid Technique
Serbia
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Primary areas: System Identification, Robotics, Stochastic Systems, Control Systems, Robust Control, Adaptive Control, Optimal Control, Predictive Control, Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic
Secondary areas: Mechatronics, Artificial Intelligence, PLCs, Modelling and Simulations


Lixin TangLixin Tang (until Dec. 2018)

Northeastern University
Institute of Industrial Engineering & Logistics Optimization
Liaoning Key Laboratory of Manufacturing Systems and Logistics
Analytics and Optimization Research Center for Smart Industry
Shenyang, China
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Primary areas: Integer and Combinational Optimization, Continuous Mathematical Optimization, Computational Intelligent Optimization.
Secondary areas: Plant-wide Production and Logistics Planning for Smart Industry, Production and Logistics Batching and Scheduling, Operations Analytics and Optimization for Smart Industry, Optimal and Predictive Control for Cyber-Physics System, Data Analytics and Machine Learning, Engineering Applications in Manufacturing (Steel, Petroleum-Chemical, Nonferrous), Energy, Resource and Logistics Industries.


Saeed TavakoliSaeed Tavakoli (until Aug. 2020)

Dept of Electrical Engineering
University of Sistan and Baluchestan,
Zahedan, Iran
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Primary areas: Dynamic Systems and Control, Fractional Order Dynamics, Soft Computing, Multi-objective Optimization, Evolutionary Algorithms.
Secondary areas: Structural Control, Modelling and Simulation, Energy Management and Optimization, System Identification, Robust Control.


Reha UzsoyReha Uzsoy (until Dec. 2017)

North Carolina State University 
Department of Industrial and Systems Enginering
Raleigh, NC, USA
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Primary areas: Production planning, Supply chain management, Logistics, Manufacturing, Semiconductors.
Secondary areas: Optimization, Heuristics, Metaheuristics, Experimental evaluation, Performance evaluation and scheduling.


Peter VarkonyiPeter Varkonyi (until Dec. 2018)

Budapest U. of Technology and Economics
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Primary areas: Robotics, locomotion, grasping, rigid body dynamics, impacts, friction.


Birgit Vogel HeuserBirgit Vogel-Heuser (until Dec. 2017)

Technische Universität München
Department of Automation and Information Systems
Garching by Münich, Germany
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Primary areas: Human centered automation, Sensing and Networks, Manufaturing, Safety, Security, Rescue, Energy and the Environment.
Secondary areas: Model driven engineering for open loop control with UML, SysML, Agent oriented automation, Distributed automation, Networked automation systems


Charlie C.L. WangCharlie C.L. Wang (until Dec. 2018)

TU Delft
Chair of Advanced Manufacturing Design Engineering 
Primary areas: CAD/CAM, design automation, design for manufacturing, vision, 3D reconstruction, motion planning, humanoid, geometry processing, geometric computing.


Hong WangHong Wang (until Dec. 2018)

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Richland, WA, USA
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Primary areas: Automation for Process industries, Operational control for complex industrial systems, Multi-objective optimization, Neural Networks, Fault detection and diagnosis, stochastic systems modeling and control, fault tolerant control, multi-robot control.


Qinglai WeiQinglai Wei (until Aug. 2020)

The State Key Laboratory of Management and Control for Complex Systems, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Primary area: Optimal Control, Adaptive Dynamic Programming, Intelligent control, Neural Network-Based Control
Secondary area: Computational Intelligence, Neural Network-Based Learning Systems, Smart Grid


Zhenhua Xiong

Zhenhua Xiong (until Aug. 2020)

Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

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Primary areas: Motion control, Manufacturing, Machine vision, Robotics, Vibration control
Secondary areas: Human-robot interaction, Home automation, Fault detection and diagnos



Shaorong XieShaorong Xie (until Dec. 2019)

Shanghai University
School of Mechatronic Engineering and Automation
Research Institute of USV Engineering
Research Centre of Micro and Nanosystems
Shanghai, China 
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Primary areas: Micro and Nano Scales; biomedical engineering; Healthcare and Life Sciences; Robotics; Mobility and Navigation; High-throughput preparation and characterization.
Secondary areas: Manufacturing; Safety, Security, Rescue.


De XuDe Xu (until Dec. 2018)

Chinese Academy of Sciences
The Research Center of Precision Sensing and Control
Institute of Automation
Beijing, China
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Primary areas: Robotics, visual measurement, visual control, micro-assembly, positioning, motion control, autonomous systems.


Shen YinShen Yin (until Aug. 2020)

School of Astronautics
Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Primary areas: Fault Diagnosis and Prognosis, Fault Tolerant Control, System Identification, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Process Control, Condition Monitoring, Tracking Control, Optimal Control, Sliding Mode Control, Safety, Security, Rescue, Quality Control, Computational Intelligence
Secondary areas: Manufacturing, Robotic Manipulation, Sensing and Networks,Cyber-Physical Systems, Nonlinear Systems, UAV
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ZhouPing YinZhouPing Yin (until Dec. 2019)

Huazhong University of Science and Technology
School of Mechanical Science and Engineering
Wuhan, China
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Primary areas: Micro and Nano Scales, Micro-/Nano-Manipulation, Semiconductor Manufacturing, Sensing and Networks, Smart Skin, Wireless Sensors.
Secondary areas: Machine Learning, Computational Intelligence, Computer Invision, Visual Measurement, Visual Control.


YuMing ZhangYuMing Zhang (until Dec. 2017) 

University of Kentucky 
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Lexington, KY, USA
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Primary areas: System identification, predictive control, Adaptive control, Neurofuzzy modelling and control, Sensors and sensing systems, Machine vision, Robotic welding, Manufacturing process sensing and control.
Secondary areas: Modelling of human operators, Machine-human cooperative control, Materials joining, Image processing,Signal processing.


Qianchuan ZhaoQianchuan Zhao (until Dec. 2019)

Tsinghua University
Department of Automation
Beijing, China
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Primary areas: Networked system analysis and control, Home and Building Automation, Energy and the Environment.
Secondary areas: Scheduling, Production planning, Operational optimization.


Zhou ShiyuShiyu Zhou (until Dec. 2019)

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Industrial and Systems Engineering Department
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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Primary areas: Manufacturing, Quality Control, Data Analytics, System Monitoring, Diagnosis and Prognosis, Maintenance Decision Making.
Secondary areas: Sensing and Networks, Theoretical Foundations, Healthcare and Life Sciences.


LiMin ZhuLiMin Zhu (until Dec. 2017)

Shanghai Jiao Tong University 
School of Mechanical Engineering 
Shanghai, China
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Primary areas: CAD/CAM/CNC, Fixturing, Machining dynamics, Robotic manufacturing, Metrology, Computer vision, Motion control, Nano-positioning, Compliant mechanism, AFM
Secondary areas: Signal processing, Statistical process control, Condition monitoring, Fault diagnosis, Pattern recognition, Machine learning, Computational Intelligence.

 
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A special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering.


Introduction

Recent advances in networked cooperative autonomous systems offer the potential to significantly improve quality for manufacturing and other industrial applications. Advances in embedded processor, sensor, communication and networking technology in the last few decades have accelerated interest in networked cooperative autonomous systems, multi-robot systems and distributed sensor networks for applications such as manufacturing, logistics, process monitoring and enhanced situational awareness, plant safety, inspection, security, and rescue operations. The advances that have made individual robots and autonomous systems more practical have enabled the research on and the development of cooperative systems, where capabilities are expressed by the team rather than by a super-capable individual. This is especially relevant in complex tasks that require capabilities that are varied in both quantity and difficulty, such as goods transportation, distributed assembly, vehicle coordination strategies, and infrastructure inspection. Moreover, one of the main advantages of having a team of robots or autonomous systems, instead of a super-capable individual, is in the increased reliability due to redundancy. Performance metrics may be used to evaluate the increases in quality (including reliability, efficiency, and reduced costs) achievable through use of networked cooperative autonomous systems. Despite the many worldwide R&D efforts focused on networked cooperative robots and autonomous systems, with lots of experimental implementations in tamed laboratory environments (e.g. Robot Soccer), there are few examples of successful full-scale deployments of these systems in real-world application environments. Specifically, pioneering applications of networked cooperative autonomous systems can be found for good delivery in the logistics departments of a few large companies (see, for instance, systems developed by Kiva). Other preliminary successful applications are in the field of mining, where the Australian research agency CSIRO has promoted the deployment of multi-robot systems, even though these systems are not completely autonomous.

The goal of this special issue is to gather recent achievements in the networked cooperative autonomous systems field obtained by researchers from academia, government research labs, and industry. The objectives are to identify the most promising solutions towards moving networked cooperative autonomous systems out of the research laboratories and into the real world. The central theme of the special issue will be real world applications of networked cooperative autonomous systems. This theme is strongly interdisciplinary, involving competencies from several science fields, such as: sensor networks, distributed information and control/coordination systems (including cloud robotics), and systems engineering. Therefore, a special issue devoted to it will be of high interest both for the academic and industrial communities, and will therefore be attractive for IEEE T-ASE.



Scope, Description, and More Information

The central theme of the Special Issue will be real world applications of networked cooperative autonomous systems. The goals of the special issue are (1) to present the state-of-the-art research in control of networked cooperative autonomous systems applied to real world problems, and (2) to provide a forum for experts to disseminate their recent advances and views on future perspectives in the field. The special issue aims to publish original, significant and visionary papers describing innovative applications in the field of networked cooperative autonomous systems. Although valuable theoretical achievements are highly desirable, applied results are highly encouraged (principally but not restricted to manufacturing), with experimental validation on real networked cooperative autonomous systems, or on highly realistic simulation environments. Submissions of scientific results from experts in academia and industry worldwide are strongly encouraged. Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:


  •  Industrial applications of networked cooperative robots and autonomous systems systems: multi-vehicle systems for logistics, infrastructure inspection, cooperative transportation, task assignment for multi-robot systems, decentralized traffic management
  • Interaction with networked cooperative autonomous systems: Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI) for networked cooperative robot systems, teleoperation of networked systems, coexistence of inter-robot cooperation and remote surveillance.
  •  Sharing information among multiple autonomous systems: cooperative data fusion, semantic representation of the environment, cooperative decision making, exploration for infrastructure inspection and enhanced situational awareness, mobile-ad-hoc-networks (MANET) and communication efficiency, cloud computing
  •  Heterogeneous networked cooperative robot systems: cooperation of robots with physical and/or behavioral differences, heterogeneous cooperative sensing
  •  Coordination schemes for networked cooperative autonomous systems: centralized and distributed architectures, coordination mechanisms like voting, auction, consensus, or game-theoretic and bio-inspired approaches
  •  Evaluation of the effectiveness of networked cooperative autonomous systems on quality: benchmarking methods, definition of performance indices, measurement and evaluation strategies

Important Dates

Call for Papers February 15, 2014
Deadline for Paper Submission September 1, 2014
First Review December 1, 2014
Final Review May 1, 2015
Publication July 2015


Guest Editors

Lorenzo Sabattini

Lead Guest Editor

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

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Editor
University of Toronto
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Canada
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