Special Issue "Cognitive Robotics"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 May 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Antonio Bandera Website E-Mail
University of Malaga, Spain
Interests: assistive robotics; embedded vision
Guest Editor
Dr. Luis J. Manso Website E-Mail
Aston University, UK
Interests: active perception; cognitive architectures; service robots
Guest Editor
Dr. Zoe Falomir Website E-Mail
Bremen Spatial Cognition Center, University of Bremen, Germany
Interests: spatial reasoning; cognitive systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

There is a growing desire to develop robots that are capable of helping humans with daily tasks. Cognitive robots need to explore and understand their environment, choose a safe and human-aware course of action, and learn—not only from experience but also through interaction. In particular, cognitive robotics aims to endow robots with the capacity to plan solutions for complex goals and to enact those plans while being reactive to unexpected changes in their environments. Among the limiting factors for their application in real-life scenarios, there are clearly ethical, technological, and economic challenges.

Cognitive robotics includes studies on advanced mechatronics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, as well as cognitive psychology and brain science in the frame of cognitive science. The aim of this Special Issue is to gather scientific papers addressing any of the challenges of cognitive robotics. The topics of this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Active perception;
  • Architectures and frameworks for cognition;
  • Cognitive human–robot interaction;
  • Cognitive modeling and development;
  • Knowledge discovery and representation in robots;
  • Learning for action and interaction;
  • Cognitive architectures for interactive robots;
  • Neurorobotics;
  • Social and assistive robots.

Prof. Antonio Bandera
Dr. Luis J. Manso
Dr. Zoe Falomir
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Published Papers

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