Application of Drones for Smart Cities

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Robotics and Automation".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 69

Special Issue Editors

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Engineering and Technology Research Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, 3 Byrom St, Liverpool L3 3AF, UK
Interests: localisation; extended kalman filter; robotic total station; ultra wide-band; RTS

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Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence, Faculty of Control, Robotics and Electrical Engineering, Poznan University of Technology, 60-965 Poznan, Poland
Interests: UAVs; optimization methods; fractional-order control; modeling system; adaptive and robust control; identification system
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to extend our invitation for submissions to a Special Issue entitled "Application of Drones for Smart Cities" in the Journal of Applied Science, published by MDPI. This Special Issue aims to explore the multifaceted role of drones in advancing the infrastructure and sustainability of smart cities.

This Special Issue will delve into various dimensions of drone applications within smart cities, encompassing, but not limited to, the following areas:

Cargo Purposes: Investigating the utilization of drones for efficient and sustainable cargo transportation within urban landscapes, addressing challenges, and exploring innovative solutions.

Digital Twins: Exploring the integration of drone technology in the creation and maintenance of digital twins for urban environments, facilitating urban planning, infrastructure management and decision-making processes.

Precision Agriculture: Examining the role of drones in precision agriculture within urban and peri-urban settings, focusing on enhancing crop monitoring, management practices, and resource optimization.

We encourage submissions of original research articles and reviews that contribute to advancing our knowledge and implementation of drone technologies in smart cities. Manuscripts exploring related themes, such as urban logistics, environmental monitoring, and infrastructure development, are also welcome.

Dr. Bezombes Frederic
Dr. Wojciech Giernacki
Guest Editors

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  • UAV
  • smart cities
  • robot

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