Journal of Field Robotics
 
 

The Journal of Field Robotics seeks to promote scholarly publications dealing with the fundamentals of robotics in unstructured and dynamic environments.  Articles describing robotics research with applications to the environment, construction, forestry, agriculture, mining, subsea, intelligent highways, search and rescue, military, and space (orbital and planetary) are encouraged. Papers in sensing, sensors, mechanical design, computing architectures, communication, planning, learning, and control, applied to field applications are encouraged.

The journal focuses on experimental robotics and encourages publication of work that has both theoretical and practical significance. Authors are encouraged to implement their work and demonstrate its utility on significant problems with emphasis on the underlying principles. That is, the journal encourages reporting on what was learned in doing the work, rather than merely on what was done. Also encouraged are comparative or meta-studies and verification of previously published results as well as reports of extended field experiments that seek to validate autonomous systems in representative environments.  Systems papers are welcome but they must include analysis and insight into why approaches work and the challenges still to be addressed. Studies of systems that have been fielded over extended durations are encouraged. The journal will publish only articles of high quality rather than achieving a particular number of papers or a ratio of accepted papers to those submitted.  JFR will not publish articles in which the experimental validation is restricted to simulation or controlled laboratory experiments.

September 2015

  1. Bullet Interaction Mechanics Model for Rigid Driving Wheels of Planetary Rovers Moving on Sandy Terrain with Consideration of Multiple Physical Effects

  2. Bullet Planetary LakeLander—A Robotic Sentinel to Monitor Remote Lakes

  3. Bullet Design, Development, and Mobility Evaluation of an Omnidirectional Mobile Robot for Rough Terrain

  4. Bullet Factor Graph Modeling of Rigid-body Dynamics for Localization, Mapping, and Parameter Estimation of a Spinning Object in Space

October 2015

  1. Bullet Terrain-aided Navigation for an Underwater Glider

  2. Bullet Coverage Path Planning with Real-time Replanning and Surface Reconstruction for Inspection of Three-dimensional Underwater Structures using Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

  3. Bullet Monocular Snapshot-based Sensing and Control of Hover, Takeoff, and Landing for a Low-cost Quadrotor

  4. Bullet A Computer Vision System for Lateral Localization

  5. Bullet Air-ground Matching: Appearance-based GPS-denied Urban Localization of Micro Aerial Vehicles

December 2015

  1. Bullet Visual–Inertial Combined Odometry System for Aerial Vehicles

  2. Bullet Lidar-Based Tree Recognition and Platform Localization in Orchards

  3. Bullet A Pipeline for Trunk Detection in Trellis Structured Apple Orchards

  4. Bullet Autonomous Aerial Water Sampling

  5. Bullet An Automated Emergency Landing System for Fixed-Wing Aircraft: Planning and Control

  6. Bullet Autonomous Exploration and Motion Planning for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Navigating Rivers

  7. Bullet Planetary LakeLander—A Robotic Sentinel to Monitor Remote Lakes

  8. Bullet Design, Development, and Mobility Evaluation of an Omnidirectional Mobile Robot for Rough Terrain

  9. Bullet Factor Graph Modeling of Rigid-body Dynamics for Localization, Mapping, and Parameter Estimation of a Spinning Object in Space

JFR is published by Wiley Blackwell. Wiley Blackwell provides on-line access to the journal and a web-based system for paper submission/review. The first issue of each year is available for free online access.

The 2012 2-year Impact Factor for JFR is 2.152.  The 5-year Impact Factor is 2.747 

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