Field Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

A special issue of Big Data and Cognitive Computing (ISSN 2504-2289).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 299

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
Department of Engineering, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC 3086, Australia
Interests: robotics; sensors; IoT; educational escape rooms

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Guest Editor
Department of Engineering, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC 3086, Australia
Interests: field robotics; condition assessment; sensing; electronic design; mechatronics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The use of robotics and artificial intelligence to solve problems, improve safety and yield new insights across a growing number of application domains is a major global trend. The diverse field of robotics applications is expanding, and ranges from medicine and agriculture to condition assessment and factory floors. Recent advances in sensor technologies, along with on-board processing resources, have enabled the application of many robotics with higher levels of autonomy and intelligent decision making. The focus of this Special Issue is to highlight how researchers employ robotics and/or artificial intelligence in the field to address some of these key application domains.

The scope of this Special Issue includes (but is not limited to):

  • Field robotics systems, trials and applications;
  • Robotic sensor technologies with field applications;
  • Applications of AI to robotics, vision and sensor domains;
  • Visual and non-visual sensor algorithms and implementations;
  • Mobile robotics and navigation;
  • Human–robot interactions;
  • Bio-inspired robotics;
  • Computational intelligence in robotics;
  • Haptics;
  • Algorithms;
  • Video and image processing;
  • Field trials;
  • Mechatronics systems and applications;
  • Swarm robotics;
  • Social robotics;
  • IoT robotics crossover applications.

This Special Issue will act as a repository for state-of-the-art research on the use, breadth and implementation of robotics to address real-world problems across different domains. The repository will supplement existing literature by demonstrating and evaluating the use of robots in the field to demonstrate the implementation and use of robotics in contrast to simply theoretical models.

Dr. Robert Ross
Dr. Alex Stumpf
Guest Editors

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  • field robotics
  • robotic systems
  • sensing
  • vision
  • AI

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