Special Issue "Latest Trends of Autonomous Aerial and Terrestrial Vehicles for Service Robotics Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.
Interests: robotics; mechatronics; dynamics of vehicles and mechanical systems; industrial automation and fluid automation; applied mechanics; synthesis of mechanisms; mechatronic systems for disabled; appropriate technologies and human development (systems and devices for construction, agriculture, and transport); energy saving and recovery systems
Interests: synthesis and design of mechanisms (parallel kinematics robots, mobile robots or automatic machines); robots control; multibody systems dynamics
In recent years, autonomous vehicles and mobile robots have been widely applied in several fields of everyday life: implementation in manufacturing processes, domestic assistance, warehouses logistics, precision agriculture, surveillance, remote presence, and much more.
The last global emergency related to COVID-19 emphasized how mobile autonomous robots can be extremely important in order to provide both adequate services to the patient and to reduce the risks for health workers.
This increased interest drove the research community to deeply investigate several aspects that directly affect the realization of robotic systems and increase their efficiency, safety, and accessibility to a growing set of possible users.
For this Special Issue, we are looking for high quality, original research papers on the latest trends in autonomous aerial, terrestrial, or aquatic vehicles applied to the field of service robotics. The goal is a snapshot of the current research on novel mechanical structures and control strategies.
Papers are welcome on topics related to aspects of theory, design, practice, and application, including but not limited to:
- Mechanical design of novel service aerial and terrestrial vehicles;
- Novel applications and research frontiers;
- Low level control strategies for safe human–robot coexistence
- Robots fleets: communication protocols and industrial applications.;
- Surveillance, patrolling, and rescue: robotics in extreme environments for human safety;
- Mobile robotics for wellbeing, rehabilitation, and bio-medical applications;
- Service robots for healthcare in dangerous conditions, like ones occurred in case of COVID-19 pandemic;
- Simulation and modelling of mobile robots; and
- Human–robot collaboration in non-productive environments.
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Quaglia
Dr. Luca Carbonari
Manuscript Submission Information
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- mobile service robots
- rescue robots
- precision agriculture