Special Issue "Advances in Robotics and Mechatronics for Agriculture"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 January 2022.
Interests: machine vision; field robotics
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Special Issue in Agronomy: Advances in Agricultural Field Robotics
Interests: agricultural machinery design; agricultural automation
The operation scene of agricultural equipment is usually a complex, dynamic, and unstructured environment, with many links in current agricultural production still relying on labor-intensive operation. Flexibility, intelligence, and automation of smart agricultural machine have become a hotspot of modern agriculture at home and abroad. With the sharp development of artificial intelligence, robotics, intelligent sensing, flexible control, and other technologies, these advanced technologies have injected strong power support to improve the intelligent level of agricultural equipment. However, the development of precision agriculture and unmanned farms requires agricultural robots to have a series of intelligent behavior capabilities, including autonomous perception, cognition, autonomous path planning, and flexible adaptive operation.
The main aims of this focused section in Applied Sciences are to present the current state of the art in Robotics and Mechatronics for Precision Agriculture and to illustrate new results in several emerging research areas. Submissions can present theoretical and experimental aspects in these areas. The topics of interest within the scope of this focused section include but are not limited to:
- Advanced autonomy for unmanned mechatronics systems;
- Advanced machines or robotics for precision agriculture;
- Advanced approaches for high-throughput phenotyping and remote sensing;
- Advancement of cooperative mechatronics systems for precision agriculture;
- Soft-grasping/soft-robotics manipulators;
- Fruit/vegetable detection and localization for automatic harvesting robots;
- Crop yield estimation.
Dr. Yunchan Tang
Prof. Dr. Chengliang Liu
Prof. Dr. Xiangjun Zou
Dr. Lufeng Luo
Manuscript Submission Information
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- precision agriculture
- digital agriculture
- remote sensing