The International Conference on Intelligent Unmanned Systems (ICIUS) is organized by the International Society of Intelligent Unmanned Systems (ISIUS). The joint-event is the 13th conference extending from previous conferences held in Seoul-Korea (2005, 2006), Bali-Indonesia (2007, 2010, 2015), Nanjing-China (2008), Jeju-Korea (2009), Chiba-Japan (2011), Singapore (2012), Jaipur-India (2013), Montreal-Canada (2014) , and Xi’an-China (2016). ICIUS2017 focuses on both theory and application primarily covering the topics on robotics, control, intelligent systems and unmanned technologies.

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the International Conference on Intelligent Unmanned Systems 2017 (ICIUS2017) organized in Tamsui, Taiwan at the first time. This is a leading forum where the state-of-the-art, the latest developments as well as future perspectives relating to intelligent unmanned systems are presented and discussed.