Special Issue "Motion Planning and Control for Robotics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2019
Dr. Marcello Bonfè
Department of Engineering – University of Ferrara, Via Saragat 1, 44122 Ferrara, Italy
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Interests: motion planning and control for robotics, design of electrical drives, automatic fault detection and isolation, formal methods for verification of logic control systems, modeling and simulation of mechatronic systems
Motion planning and related control issues are fundamental aspects of robotics, from both theoretical and the practical points of view. Indeed, the literature on the planning of geometric paths and the generation of time-based trajectories, taking into account the compatibility of such paths and trajectories with the kinematic and dynamic constraints of a manipulator or a mobile vehicle, is vast and full of historical references.
Nevertheless, modern robotic applications, especially those requiring one or more robot to operate in dynamic environment (e.g. human–robot collaboration and physical interaction, surveillance or exploration of unknown spaces with mobile agents, etc.), present researchers and practitioners with new and exciting challenges. In particular, planning the motion of a robot in a dynamic environment inherently implies real-time and online execution of complex computational tasks. The development of efficient solutions for such real-time computations, possibly provided by specifically designed computing architectures, optimized algorithms, and other novel contributions, is therefore a key step for the progress of modern and future-oriented robotics.
The aim of this Special Issue is to promote advancement in the following topics:
- Collision-free robot path-planning in dynamic or unstructured environments
- Online trajectory generation subject to kinodynamic constraints
- Real-time systems for robotic motion-planning and control
- Embedded control architectures for robotics
- Reactive adaptation of robot motion-plans
- Perception-based robot motion-control
- Trajectory tracking with advanced control methods
- Robot motion-control in multi-robot systems or human-robot collaborations
Dr. Marcello Bonfè
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- online kinodynamic motion planning
- collision-free motion planning in dynamic environments
- real-time and embedded control systems for robotics
- trajectory tracking control algorithms for robotics
- motion planning for human-robot collaboration
- motion planning for reactive multi-robot systems