Special Issue "Mechanical Designs for Humanoids Robots: Problems and Solutions"
A special issue of Machines (ISSN 2075-1702).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2015) | Viewed by 8838
Interests: mechanism design; mechanics of robots; robot design; service systems; history of engineering
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Considerable advances in humanoid robots are leading to significant new developments both in designs and applications. Current solutions show interesting open issues and wide fields of applications. However, further advances are expected to make humanoid robots convenient and suitable for those news areas and challenges. Thus, it is necessary to properly address the problems and to investigate feasible solutions within frames of mechanical design, which can be considered the core of a robot or humanoid when it is related to human-like mechanics-based operations. This special issue aims to bring together papers that report recent advances and challenges in addressing problems and designing new solutions for improvements of design and implementation of humanoid robots. Original contribution papers are expected with contents that present successful problems and solutions in developing efficient and new mechanical designs for humanoid robots. We believe that this special issue will be useful and informative to both researchers and practitioners. We also hope to deliver readers promising new ideas and directions for future developments of humanoid robots.
Suitable topics for this special issue include but are not limited to:
- Biomechanics of humans and humanoids
- Kinematic-based designs
- Structure design for humanoids
- Manipulator designs
- Legged systems
- Hand and gripping systems
- System integrations into mechanical design
- Protections against force interactions and impacts
- Mechanical transmissions for humanoids
- Sensors and sensing for humanoids
- Actuators and joints for humanoids
- Industrial applications
- Service applications
Prof. Dr. Marco Ceccarelli
Dr. Hui Li
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