Special Issue "Design and Control of Manipulators"

A special issue of Machines (ISSN 2075-1702). This special issue belongs to the section "Automation and Control Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2023 | Viewed by 460

Special Issue Editor

School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing, Cranfield University, Cranfield MK43 , UK
Interests: robotics; mechanisms; machine learning; reinforcement learning; nonlinear control; system modeling and system identification

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Robotic manipulators are transforming several industrial, medical, and human-assist sectors due to their high precision, object handling, and human support in daily or risky activities. As these activities are becoming more challenging and specialized, there is a need to design novel control methodologies or improvements in the manipulator’s structure. Although AI-based technologies and novel control techniques have the potential to solve these problems, many challenges must be addressed to integrate both approaches in a safe mechanism.   

We are pleased to invite you to submit works related to real-world applications in robotics that effectively demonstrate the integration of both data-driven and control techniques. The aim of the Special Session is to recognize future research vectors by gathering recent advancements in learning-based control, data-driven approaches, manipulator synthesis, and robot control.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but not limited to) the following:

  • Applications of automation;
  • Robot manipulators;
  • Data-driven methods;
  • Mechanical engineering;
  • Physics-informed models;
  • Modelling and identification;
  • Medical robotics;
  • Teleoperation;
  • Multi-agent systems;
  • Haptics;
  • Systems and control engineering;
  • Game theory.

I look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Adolfo Perrusquía
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • robot manipulators
  • data-driven methods
  • control design
  • modelling
  • mechanical engineering

Published Papers

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