Special Issue "Optimization, Control and Design of Parallel Robots"

A special issue of Machines (ISSN 2075-1702). This special issue belongs to the section "Mechatronic and Intelligent Machines".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2023 | Viewed by 111

Special Issue Editors

International Research Laboratory Intelligent Robotic Systems and Technologies, Belgorod State Technological University named after V.G. Shukhov, 308012 Belgorod, Russia
Interests: manipulators; parallel robots; robotics; mechanics; mobile robots
Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, Università della Calabria, 87036 Rende, Italy
Interests: robotics; robot design; mechatronics; walking hexapod; design procedure; mechanics of machinery; leg–wheel
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Federal Research Center “Computer Science and Control”, Russian Academy of Sciences, 119333 Moscow, Russia
Interests: control systems; mobile robots; cybernetics and synthesis of automatic control; intelligent methods; evolutionary algorithms
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Institute for Problems in Mechanics, Russian Academy of Sciences, 119333 Moscow, Russia
Interests: robotics; mechatronics; robotic systems; manipulation robots; mobile robots; dynamics
Mechanical Engineering Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IMASH RAN), 101990 Moscow, Russia
Interests: robotics; robot motion planning; system dynamics modeling; mechatronics system; mechanism design

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Parallel robots are widely used in various fields of industry, agriculture, high-precision engineering, medicine and other areas. Nevertheless, the design of parallel robots has a number of problems associated with the rational choice of geometric and design parameters and in achieving a compact design while meeting the requirements of controllability and workspace. An important aspect is also the planning and optimization of the trajectory of the end effector (working platform) due to the ambiguity of the forward kinematics solution.

The main objective of this Special Issue is to create a platform for scientists, engineers and practitioners to share their latest theoretical and experimental results, as well as to discuss several issues regarding research directions in the field of parallel robots. In this Special Issue, we hope to publish papers that provide recent results pertaining to the development of high-performance optimization and simulation methods for many robotics problems, including: optimization of geometric and design parameters, singularity analysis, workspace, planning trajectories within the required space, and optimization of design parameters based on the analysis of dynamic models. Developers and designers of parallel robots will be presented with methods for calculating the technical characteristics of robots, taking into account the requirements of controllability, safety and compact design. Articles containing results, both theoretical and experimental, relating to specific areas of robot application are especially welcome.

Prof. Dr. Larisa Rybak
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Carbone
Prof. Dr. Askhat Diveev
Prof. Dr. Nikolai N. Bolotnik
Dr. Alexey Fomin
Guest Editors

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  • parallel robot
  • robotic platform
  • kinematics
  • machine learning
  • control
  • optimization
  • trajectory planning

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