Special Issue "Intelligent Robots"


A special issue of Robotics (ISSN 2218-6581).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Genci Capi
Department of Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Toyama Gofuku Campus, 3190 Gofuku, Toyama, 930-8555, Japan
Website: http://www3.u-toyama.ac.jp/robot/capi.html
E-Mail: capi@eng.u-toyama.ac.jp
Phone: +81 76 445 6745
Interests: evolutionary robotics; human-robot interaction; reinforcement learning; humanoid robots; service robots; intelligent robots

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Future robots are expected to operate in unstructured and unpredicted environments. Therefore, the robots must adapt their policy as environment changes. Learning and evolution have been proved to give good results generating a good mapping of various sensory data to robot action. The goal of this special issue is to bring together recent works from a wide range of topics concerning application of learning and evolution in robotics.

The scope of the special issue includes but is not limited:

  • Reinforcement learning
  • Evolutionary robotics
  • Sensorimotor learning
  • Combining learning and evolution
  • Hierarchical learning
  • Biologically motivated neural controllers
  • Imitation learning
  • Learning and evolution in multi robotic systems

Prof. Dr. Genci Capi
Guest Editor


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  • reinforcement learning
  • evolutionary robotics
  • imitation learning
  • hybrid learning

Published Papers (6 papers)

Robotics 2013, 2(3), 185-186; doi:10.3390/robotics2030185
Received: 1 August 2013; Accepted: 2 August 2013 / Published: 6 August 2013
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Robotics 2013, 2(3), 165-184; doi:10.3390/robotics2030165
Received: 1 June 2013; in revised form: 15 July 2013 / Accepted: 16 July 2013 / Published: 24 July 2013
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Robotics 2013, 2(3), 149-164; doi:10.3390/robotics2030149
Received: 30 May 2013; in revised form: 25 June 2013 / Accepted: 27 June 2013 / Published: 10 July 2013
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Robotics 2013, 2(3), 122-148; doi:10.3390/robotics2030122
Received: 4 June 2013; in revised form: 24 June 2013 / Accepted: 28 June 2013 / Published: 5 July 2013
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Robotics 2013, 2(2), 66-91; doi:10.3390/robotics2020066
Received: 1 April 2013; in revised form: 4 May 2013 / Accepted: 13 May 2013 / Published: 21 May 2013
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Robotics 2013, 2(2), 54-65; doi:10.3390/robotics2020054
Received: 27 March 2013; in revised form: 16 April 2013 / Accepted: 19 April 2013 / Published: 29 April 2013
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Last update: 5 October 2012

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