Special Issue "Recent Development and Applications of Remote Robot Systems"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 21 November 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Yutaka Ishibashi
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Guest Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In remote robot systems, users can remotely operate robots having various kinds of sensors such as visual, auditory, force, and olfactory sensors. The users can conduct remote cooperative work with robots efficiently and accurately since they are able to watch, hear, touch, and/or smell through the corresponding interface devices/displays in applications where the following kinds of robots play active parts: Medical robots which operate sophisticated surgery and robots which assist rehabilitation, working robots in outer space, deep sea, and reactor decommissioning, where humans cannot enter easily, and rescue robots and drones which help victims of disasters such as earthquakes and concentrated heavy rains and deliver shortage (e.g., foods, water, and clothes) to them.

This special issue focuses on recent development and applications of remote robot systems. By using the systems, we can largely enhance abilities of robots and humans because we can conduct various types of work which only humans cannot do or only robots cannot do. However, when sensed information is transmitted over a network like the Internet, the quality and stability may seriously degraded owing to network delay, delay jitter, and packet loss. Especially, by using multiple systems, the problems may become complicated; for example, change from bilateral control to multilateral control may lead to instability phenomena. To realize stable and high-quality control in the remote robot systems, we need to solve a variety of problems by using QoS (Quality of Service) control, stabilization control, AI technologies, and so on.  This special issue invites submissions on, but not limited to, the above research areas.

Prof. Dr. Yutaka Ishibashi
Guest Editor

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  • remote robot control
  • cooperation between humans and robots, and supports by humans to robots and vice versa
  • industrial robots, mobile robots, unmanned aerial vehicles (uav), and autonomous robots
  • sensors and displays
  • force feedback
  • bilateral/multilateral control
  • stabilization control
  • quality of Service (QoS) control
  • quality of Experience (QoE) management
  • artificial intelligence (AI)

Published Papers

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