Special Issues

Robotics runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Advances in Industrial Robotics and Intelligent Systems
edited by , Félix Vilariño and
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 8 articles | Viewed by 14441
Keywords: robotics; mechatronics; sensors; actuators; modelling; simulation; navigation; motion planning; kinematics; dynamics; control
(This special issue belongs to the Section Industrial Robots & Automation)
Robot Learning: Mapping from Perception to Action
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 903
Mechatronics Systems and Robots
edited by
submission deadline 15 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1977
(This special issue belongs to the Section Intelligent Robots and Mechatronics)
Nonlinear Control and Neural Networks in Robotics
edited by Aman Behal and Rushikesh Kamalapurkar
submission deadline 15 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1020
Keywords: Multi-Layer Perceptrons (MLP); Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN); Recurrent Neural Networks (RNN) applications in robots and cobots; adaptive and robust control design; position; force; impedance; and/or hybrid control; switching control; optimal control; physical human– robot interaction; wearable robots; intelligent orthotics and prosthetics; bipeds and quadrupeds; snake-like robots; hopping robots; teleoperation; mobility and manipulation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Sensors and Control in Robotics)
Women in Robotics
edited by Naira Hovakimyan, and Sanaz Mostaghim
submission deadline 15 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 4325
Keywords: robotics; control; learning; design; optimization; experimentation; social robotic; robots’ acceptance; developmental robotics; assistive technologies; human-robot interaction; human-in-the-loop; adaptation; beliefs and mental state attribution vision; perception; joint and social attention; eye tracking and gaze estimation; learning algorithms; sensors and sensors’ limits; fusions and processing of multimodal signals; swarm robotics
Multi-Robot Systems: From Theoretical Contributions to Practical Applications
edited by and Panagiotis Vlantis
submission deadline 20 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 3269
Advanced Technologies for Autonomous Surgical Robotics
edited by , Sara Moccia and Bruno Scaglioni
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2265
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Robotics and Service Robotics)
Autonomous Marine Vehicles
edited by and Sunan Huang
submission deadline 15 Jul 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1667
Keywords: Autonomous Marine Vehicles: Modeling; Control Design; and Simulation; Autonomous navigation; Autonomous vessels; Collision avoidance; Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS); Path planning; Safe navigation; Sensors and Navigation Systems; Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV); Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV)
Medical and Rehabilitation Robots
edited by and Saïd Zeghloul
submission deadline 15 Jul 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 7561
Keywords: Parallel robots; Synthesis and mechanical design; Collaborative robots; Teleoperation and co-manipulation; Control; Cable-driven parallel robots; Haptic devices
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Robotics and Service Robotics)
Advances and Challenges in Educational Robotics II
edited by Igor Verner and
submission deadline 15 Jul 2022 | Viewed by 156
(This special issue belongs to the Section Educational Robotics)
Mobile Robot Perception: A Themed Issue in Honor of Professor Roland Siegwart
edited by Cédric Pradalier
submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | Viewed by 205
Keywords: Visual-inertial localization and SLAM; Event-base cameras for robot navigation; Feature-based navigation; LiDar-Vision fusion; 3D environment perception and understanding; Semantic slam; Field robotics; Walking robots; Miniature robots; Visual navigation for UAVs
Human Collaborative Robotic Systems submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1242
Communication with Social Robots
edited by and
submission deadline 15 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 435
Frontiers in Bionic and Flexible Robotics submission deadline 20 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 120
Keywords: bionics; soft actuators; rehabilitation; mathematical modeling; soft robotics; flexible robots; kinematics; shape estimation; control; dynamics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Soft Robotics)
Human Factors in Human–Robot Interaction
edited by Weitian Wang, Michael Bixter and Quanjun Song
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 58
Autonomous Robots for Inspection and Maintenance
edited by
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 42
(This special issue belongs to the Section Industrial Robots & Automation)
Control of Robots Physically Interacting with Humans and Environment
edited by and
submission deadline 10 Sep 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 3807
Keywords: physical human– robot interaction; grasping; in-hand manipulation; contact modeling; perception for grasping and manipulation; safety; reactive control; robot control
Social Robots for the Human Well-Being
edited by Martin Cooney, and
submission deadline 15 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 170
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Robotics and Service Robotics)
The State-of-Art of Robotics in Asia
edited by Kensuke Harada, , , Mingjie Dong and Wei Feng
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 75
Embodied AI: From Robots to Smart Objects submission deadline 1 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 113
Keywords: embodied mobile robots; embodied artificial intelligence; embodied computer vision for robotics; embodied computation; embodied social interaction for robots; embodied system-level architecture for mobile robots; embodied categorisation for vision-guided mobile robots; embodied conversational agents
Automation and Robots in Agriculture
edited by and Yu Jiang
submission deadline 15 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 110
Keywords: automation; field robotics; digital agriculture; robot modeling and simulation; path planning; autonomous navigation; robot kinematics and control
(This special issue belongs to the Section Agricultural and Field Robotics)
Industrial Robotics in Industry 4.0
edited by , , and Munir Merdan
submission deadline 20 Oct 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 4804
Keywords: Design and modeling of robotic systems; Robot kinematics/dynamics/control; AI technologies; Human-robot interactions; Cooperative robots; Flexible grippers and tactile sensing; Robot vision; Motion planning and optimization; Experimental evaluation and benchmarking; Robotic applications
(This special issue belongs to the Section Industrial Robots & Automation)
Fault Diagnosis and Fault-Tolerant Control in Robotic Systems
edited by Sunan Huang, Jing Wang and
submission deadline 15 Nov 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 5722
Keywords: Fault diagnosis; Fault detection; Fault isolation; Fault identification; Fault tolerant control; Diagnostic algorithms; Intelligent fault diagnosis and fault-tolerant control; System monitoring; Data-driven fault diagnosis systems; Fault diagnosis and fault-tolerant control of multi-agent systems; Risk estimation of control systems; Prognostic and health management
Immersive Teleoperation and AI
edited by Salvatore Livatino, , and Daniele Ravi
submission deadline 15 Nov 2022 | Viewed by 240
(This special issue belongs to the Section Intelligent Robots and Mechatronics)
The State-of-Art of Robotics in Europe
edited by , Oscar Reinoso García, and
submission deadline 30 Nov 2022 | Viewed by 19
Advanced Technologies in Rehabilitation Robots: Design, Control, and Human–Robot Interaction
edited by and Mingjie Dong
submission deadline 20 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 99
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical Robotics and Service Robotics)
Service Robotics against COVID-2019 Pandemic
edited by
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 12836
Keywords: service robotics; medical robotic devices; assisting patient care; COVID-19 pandemic
Robotics and Biomimetics
edited by , and Zhe Liu
submission deadline 10 May 2023 | Viewed by 42
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