Special Issue "Modeling, Control, and Applications of Field Robotics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: field robotics; hybrid systems; agricultural robotics; teleoperation; haptics
Interests: robot motion and control; field robotics; robotic manipulation; autonomous systems
Field robotics is concerned with the automation of vehicles and platforms to assist and/or replace humans performing tasks that are difficult, repetitive, unpleasant, or operate in harsh, unstructured environments. Field robotics encompasses the automation of many land, sea, and air platforms in applications such as agriculture, construction, mining, forestry, unban, underwater, military, and space. Field robotics is characterized by the application of the most advanced robotics principles in sensing, perception, control, and reasoning in unstructured and unknown environments. The appeal of field robotics is that it is challenging science, involves the latest engineering and systems design principles, and offers the real prospect of robotic principles making a substantial economic and social contribution to many different application areas. Recently, multi-robot systems has also become one of the main topics in the field to cover large-scale outdoor environments.
This Special Issue focuses on design, modeling, and control techniques for field robotics and possible applications of those results to give a large and complete view of complex research issues. We plan to invite a series of research results that span theoretical, design, and applied topics such as building robust field robots, (heterogeneous) multi-robot teams, environmental monitoring, and active robotic sensing and sampling.
Submissions to this Special Issue on ‘Modeling, Control, and Applications of Field Robotics’’ are solicited to represent a snapshot of the field’s development by covering a range of topics that include but are not limited to new methods, algorithms, solutions, and applications in the following areas:
- Design of robotic systems for challenging field applications
- Novel perceptions of field robots including passive and active methods
- Mobile manipulators for active sensing and sampling
- Long-term autonomy and navigation in unstructured environments
- Data analytics and real-time decision making
- Low-cost sensing and algorithms for full-day operations
- Human user interfaces
- Multi-robot coordination
- Sensor networks
- Large-scale mapping
- Field robotics applications: agriculture, construction, mining, forestry, urban, underwater, military, space, and etc
Prof. Dr. Hyoung Il Son
Prof. Dr. Myun Joong Hwang
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- Mobile robotics
- Aerial robotics
- Localization and mapping
- Surveillance and rescue
- Agricultural robotics
- Construction robotics
- Underwater robotics
- Marine robotics
- Space robotics
- Military robotics
- Multi-robot systems
- Heterogeneous robotics