Topical Collection "Advances in Automation and Robotics"


Guest Editor
Dr. Manuel A. Armada

CSIC-UPM - Centro de Automatica y Robotica (CAR), Madrid, Spain
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Interests: robot design and control; force control; climbing and walking robots
Guest Editor
Dr. Roemi Fernandez

CSIC-UPM - Centro de Automatica y Robotica (CAR), Madrid, Spain
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Interests: field and service robotic systems; intelligent robotics; multisensory systems; nonlinear actuators and nonlinear controllers

Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

Despite the great progress made, automation and robotics are still far from reaching their maximum potential. The unstoppable rise of digitalization and automation will redefine manufacturing processes within the framework of Industry 4.0, improving efficiency and competitiveness. In the near future, it is also expected that innovative robotic systems will be able to confront the most challenging fields of application, providing solutions that contribute to improving the quality of life of human beings. However, a great research effort is still required, not only to develop faster, more intelligent, and more autonomous robots, but also to endow these systems with new cognitive skills and with the ability to collaborate, learn, and adapt to complex changing environments and tasks.

Therefore, the objective of this Special Issue is to compile recent advances in robotics and automation. The topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Modeling, identification, and control of robotic systems;
  • Intelligent robotics, mechatronics, and biomimetics;
  • Industrial and collaborative robots;
  • Field and service robots;
  • Perception for robotics and automation;
  • Agile locomotion and dexterous manipulation;
  • AI in robotics and automation;
  • New applications for robotics and automation.

Original papers and survey papers are solicited for the Special Issue, covering research results as well as case studies and applications in related areas of interest.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any doubts regarding your submission.

Best regards,

Dr. Manuel A. Armada
Dr. Roemi Fernandez
Guest Editors

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  • automation
  • intelligent robotics
  • collaborative robots
  • perception
  • agile locomotion
  • dexterous manipulation

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