Special Issue "Innovative Robot Designs and Approaches"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Robotics and Automation".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Carbone
Guest Editor
Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering (DIMEG), University of Calabria, Italy
Interests: robot and mechanism design; humanoid and service robotics; optimization strategies; grasping devices
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Prof. Dr. Med Amine Laribi
Guest Editor
Department GMSC, Institut PPRIME, CNRS, Université de Poitiers, ENSMA, UPR 3346, Poitiers 86962, France
Interests: mechanical design; robotics; synthesis of mechanism; parallel robots; medical robot; safety
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

At present, the implementation and role of robots are rapidly changing while attracting increasing interest in innovative solutions within a fast-growing potential market in novel fields such as service robotics, surgical and rehabilitation robotics, and assistive robotics. In this frame, significant attention still needs to be addressed at new concepts, solutions, and applications.

A valuable example is given by cable-driven parallel robots (CDPRs), as their conceptual design can provide a key performance in terms of large workspace, reconfigurability, large payload capacity, and dynamics. The interest of researchers is focused on their novelty and open issues originating from the nature of cables. Unlike classical parallel robots, CDPRs consist in unidirectional force transmission limbs with clear potential advantages in a wide range of application tasks. Due to the distinct merits of the CDPRs, they are already implemented in a variety of fields, ranging from industrial to entertainment applications, and innovative solutions and applications are still being investigated.

This Special Issue aims at attracting cutting-edge research and review articles on any innovative robot. Papers are particularly welcome on topics that are related to theory, design, practice, and applications of robots, including but not limited to the following:

  • Innovative design methods and solutions;
  • Innovative robotic architectures;
  • Novel applications;
  • Novel modeling and simulation approaches (including kinematics, dynamics, motion planning);
  • Innovative control approaches;
  • Safety-related issues.

Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Carbone
Prof. Dr. Med Amine Laribi
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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