Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems (SCI impact factor: 0.83) Special Issue on: Automation and Robotics in Civil Engineering


Nov 5, 2013 (4 years and 7 days ago)


Journal of
Intelligent and Robotic Systems

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Automation and Robotics in Civil

Guest Editors

Xiangyu Wang
, Professor, Curtin University, Australia

Lieyun Ding,
Professor and Vice Chancellor,
Northeastern University, China


The construction industry often plays an influential role in national and global economies. The
industry makes up 10% of GDP in developed countries, and more than 25% in developing countries.
However, the degre
e of automation in construction is far less than in other industries like
manufacturing. This results not only in poor productivity but also risky working conditions.

Automation and Robotics applications are an opportunity to advance the construction ind
ustry. They
have been rapidly developed in the past few decades. Major improvements can be found in control,
sensing, vision, localization, mapping, and planning modules due to the fast development of computer
hardware and software. Many researchers and pr
actitioners have started implementing robotics
technologies in construction processes.

This special issue specifically focuses on research and case studies that demonstrate how automation
and robotics technologies and tools can be applied in the construc
tion of buildings and infrastructure.
The submitted papers should identify one or multiple problems that critically requires the proposed
solutions, propose an innovative approach using automation robotics technologies, and evaluate the
usefulness of the p
roposed approach in corresponding context. New knowledge

must be derived from
the research in each paper and significant contributions must outstand in the paper before it can be
considered for publication. They should aspire to mark critical milestones i
n the industry and will
occupy key positions in the academic community surrounding this booming research area.

paper will be sent for rigorous peer assessment performed by at least 3 academics and researchers in
the field.


The following list
, although not exhaustive, provides some indication of the range of topics suitable
for the special issue:

automation and robotics such as manless machine to in building and infrastructure

automation and robotics in surveying processes

automation and robotics in safety auditing.

automation and robotics in hazard engineering

automation and robotics technology in rescue operation in building and infrastructure

development and implement robotics construction machines

on and robotics technology in construction management

Innovative robotics applications in construction industry

Contributions are encouraged from various disciplinary perspectives, including architecture, civil
engineering, construction and mechanics engi
neering, and computer science. Contributions should
take a broad and integrative perspective on relevant topics, rather than merely describing narrow and
specific research results.