Special Issue on Motion Strategies for Underactuated Robotic Vehicles in the Presence of Constraints

  • Maciej Marcin MichałekEmail author
  • Andrea L’Afflitto
  • Takateru Urakubo
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Guest Editorial



We would like to thank Professor Kimon Valavanis, Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, for the opportunity of organizing this special issue and for his support in this initiative. We also kindly thank Ms. Marie Veth Chua from the Springer team for her help in the administrative work. Lastly, we thank all the Authors for their interesting contributions and express our gratitude to all Reviewers for their time and efforts devoted to the extensive review process.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maciej Marcin Michałek
    • 1
    Email author
  • Andrea L’Afflitto
    • 2
  • Takateru Urakubo
    • 3
  1. 1.Poznan University of Technology (PUT)Institute of Automation and RoboticsPoznańPoland
  2. 2.School of Aerospace and Mechanical EngineeringThe University of OklahomaNormanUSA
  3. 3.Graduate School of System InformaticsKobe UniversityNada-kuJapan

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