Special Issue "Automation Control and Robotics in Human-Machine Cooperation"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 October 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Wojciech Kaczmarek
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Guest Editor
Faculty of Mechatronics, Armament and Aerospace, Military University of Technology, Kaliskiego 2 Street, 00-908 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: human–robot collaboration; digital tweens; manufacturing simulation; robotics; pick and place processes; production planning and control
Dr. Jarosław Panasiuk
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Guest Editor
Faculty of Mechatronics, Armament and Aerospace, Military University of Technology, Kaliskiego 2 Street, 00-908 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: human–robot collaboration; digital tweens; manufacturing simulation; robotics; pick and place processes; production planning and control; vision systems; machine learning
Dr. Albert Smalcerz
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Guest Editor
Department of Industrial Informatics, Silesian University of Technology, Akademicka 2A, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
Interests: industrial informatics; induction heating; electromagnetic field; numerical simulation; optimisation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to interest you in this Special Issue, entitled “Automation Control and Robotics in Human-Machine Cooperation,” in Applied Sciences and cordially invite you to submit your articles. The purpose of this Special Issue is to compile studies on knowledge, research practice, and forecast development trends in the field of automation control, robotics, and human-machine cooperation.

Every day, people use devices and machines that are more or less automated. Thanks to advanced interfaces, we often do not think about the degree of automation. However, we should be aware of the fact that cooperation between humans and machines is developing very fast both in everyday life and on the production floor. Close cooperation between humans and machines is possible thanks to the rapid development of sensor technologies, data processing, and data acquisition systems. On the one hand, we are trying to increase the functionality of everyday devices by automating them; on the other hand, we are trying to find a place for operators working on production lines by reducing their distance to the machines. In both cases, the main goal is to combine human skill and innovation with machine efficiency and precision. This is particularly evident in modern production lines, where the cooperation of operators with robots in a common workspace is becoming an everyday reality. Nowadays, virtual environments for designing and programming robots and machines enable fast and reliable preparation of technological processes. They also allow simulation studies to determine the performance of processes, which corresponds to the idea of digital tweens (full representation of a real process station by a virtual model).  

We welcome the submission of papers on the topics including but not limited to the following:

  • Human–robot collaboration for manufacturing processes
  • Sensing and control in robotics
  • Modelling and simulation in robotics and automation—digital tweens
  • Advanced environment for modelling and controlling robotics applications
  • Robots and Industry 4.0 concepts
  • Industrial robots in research applications
  • Mobile robotic platforms
  • Safety in industrial robot applications
  • Design and development of robots and robot end-effectors
  • Study and analysis of robotic processes
  • Virtual reality and augmented reality
  • Techniques for online, offline robots programming
  • Sensors in control and steering of the system
  • Smart/intelligent sensors

Dr. Wojciech Kaczmarek
Dr. Jarosław Panasiuk
Dr. Albert Smalcerz
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • automation and control
  • Human-Machine cooperation
  • modelling and simulation of robotic systems
  • digital tweens
  • mobile robots
  • industrial robots
  • collaborative robots (cobots)
  • research robot application
  • Industry 4.0

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