Special Issue "Multi-Robot Systems: Challenges, Trends and Applications"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Juan Jesús Roldán Gómez

Technical University of Madrid - José Gutiérrez Abascal, 2, Madrid 28006, Spain
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Interests: robotics; multi-robot systems; swarms; adaptive and immersive interfaces; robotics in agriculture
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Antonio Barrientos

Technical University of Madrid - José Gutiérrez Abascal, 2, Madrid 28006, Spain
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Interests: robotics; multi-robot systems; field robotics; robotics in agriculture; search and rescue robots

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are proud to announce this Special Issue on “Multi-Robot Systems: Challenges, Trends and Applications”.

Multi-Robot Systems (MRS) have emerged as a suitable alternative to single robots, since they can be more efficient, flexible and fault tolerant. However, the complexity of these systems poses some challenges at the time of their deployment, control and recovery. In particular, three human factor issues are especially relevant: Operator workload, situational awareness and stress.

This Special Issue aims at collecting a set of high-quality works that address the challenges of MRS (e.g., mission planning, human-robot interaction and operator interfaces) and/or apply these systems to interesting applications (security, environmental monitoring, agriculture, search and rescue, etc.).

We will be glad to receive papers with state-of-the-art reviews, original research and real-world applications.

Please contact us if you have any doubts regarding your submission.

Best regards,

Dr. Juan Jesús Roldán Gómez
Prof. Dr. Antonio Barrientos
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Multi-robot systems: heterogeneous and homogeneous fleets
  • Multi-robot mission planning, modeling and optimization
  • From multi-robot systems to robot swarms
  • Human factor issues: workload, situational awareness, stress...
  • Human-robot interaction: collaboration and teaming
  • Operator Interfaces: adaptation and immersion
  • Applications: search and rescue, environmental monitoring…

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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