Special Issue on “Emerging Control Techniques for Mechatronic and Transportation Systems”


It is extremely important in the contemporary global society to develop reliable control techniques for mechatronic and transportation systems that can be easily implemented using modern digital and wireless technologies to force engineering systems to behave like skilled workers who work quickly, accurately, and cheaply, despite parametric variations, nonlinearities, and persistent disturbances. Many engineering control problems still remain unsolved, especially for mechatronic and transportation systems, under the following realistic hypotheses: parametric and/or structural uncertainties, fast-varying references, measurement noises, real amplifiers and actuators, and/or finite online computation time of the control signal. Furthermore, to reduce the gap between theory and practical feasibility, the designed control laws should be easy to design and implement with smart sensors, power supplies, and intelligent actuators.


The objective of this Special Issue is to present emerging control techniques for mechatronic and transportation systems that can be successfully applied to numerous engineering applications (e.g., control of rolling mills, conveyor belts, unicycles, bicycles, cars, trains, ships, airplanes, drones, missiles, satellites, platoons, manufacturing robots, such as welding, painting, assembly, pick and place for printed circuit boards, packaging and labeling, palletizing, product inspection, and testing ones, and surgical robots). The topics include but are not limited to:

  • Unmanned systems
  • Industrial robots
  • Remote servomechanisms
  • Transportation systems
  • Vehicle platoons
  • Networked autonomous agents
  • Smart sensors and actuators
  • Human-machine interaction and human-machine cooperation
  • IoT control design
  • From research to industry

Guest Editors

Prof. Michael Basin

  • Autonomous University of Nuevo, Mexico
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Prof. Laura Celentano

  • University of Naples Federico II, Italy
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Prof. Mohammed Chadli

  • University Paris-Saclay, Univ Evry, France
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Prof. Peng Shi

  • University of Adelaide, Australia
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Important Dates

Deadline for Submissions  September 15, 2020
Completion of First Review November 15, 2020
Completion of Final Review January 15, 2021
Receipt of Final Manuscript January 31, 2021
Publication March, 2021 (Tentatively Vol. 23, No. 2)