Special Issue "Advances in Robotics and Mechatronics for Agriculture"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Agricultural Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 January 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Yunchao Tang
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College of Urban and Rural Construction, Zhongkai University of Agriculture and Engineering, Guangzhou 510408, China
Interests: machine vision; field robotics
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Prof. Dr. Chengliang Liu
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Institute of Mechatronics & Logistics Equipment, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
Interests: agricultural machinery; agricultural automation; field robotics
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Prof. Dr. Xiangjun Zou
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College of Engineering, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China
Interests: agricultural machinery design; agricultural automation
Dr. Lufeng Luo
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College of Mechatronic Engineering and Automation, Foshan University, Foshan, China
Interests: agricultural robot; machine vision
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • robotics
  • precision agriculture
  • digital agriculture
  • UAV
  • remote sensing

Published Papers

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