Introduction to the focused section on intelligent robotics for civil infrastructure

Introduction to the focused section on intelligent robotics for civil infrastructure Int J Intell Robot Appl (2017) 1:239–242 DOI 10.1007/s41315-017-0029-3 EDITORIAL Introduction to the focused section on intelligent robotics for civil infrastructure 1 2 3 4 5 • • • • Yang Wang Yunhua Li Thomas Bock Jerome P. Lynch Jouni Mattila Published online: 25 July 2017 Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017 1 Introduction construction and maintenance of civil infrastructure. Fur- thermore, the combination of robotics, electronics, network Intelligent robots represent the sophisticated incorporation systems, pattern recognition, and intelligent computing has of robotics, cyber physical systems and artificial intelli- also thrust a significant amount of work in smart structural gence. A great variety of intelligent robots are finding technologies (Li et al. 2013). Containing articles in both exciting applications and playing important roles in civil theoretical and practical/experimental development, this infrastructure systems. Taking the field of structural health focused section aims to disseminate current advances of monitoring for example, researchers have investigated the various robotics technologies for civil infrastructures. concept of mobile sensors (Akyildiz et al. 2002; LaMarca et al. 2002), where robots can autonomously or semi-au- tonomously move sensors around a structure and conve- 2 Articles in this focused section niently change measurement locations. In particular, small- size International Journal of Intelligent Robotics and Applications Springer Journals

Introduction to the focused section on intelligent robotics for civil infrastructure

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Computer Science; Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics); Control, Robotics, Mechatronics; User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction; Manufacturing, Machines, Tools; Electronics and Microelectronics, Instrumentation
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