Special Issue "Active Methods in Autonomous Navigation (2023 ICRA)"

A special issue of Robotics (ISSN 2218-6581).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2023 | Viewed by 572

Special Issue Editors

Laboratory of Robotics and Automation, Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi, Greece
Interests: autonomous robots; visual-based navigation; place recognition; loop closure detection; SLAM
Mechatronics & Systems Automation Lab, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi, Greece
Interests: robotic vision; localization and mapping; place recognition
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, USA
Interests: computer vision; robotics; quadrotors; deep learning; image processing
Prof. Dr. Giulio Sandini
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Guest Editor
Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Italian Institute of Technology, Genova, Italy
Interests: robotics; brain and cognitive sciences
Perception & Robotics Group, Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
Interests: robots with vision; manipulation; navigation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The goal of this Special Issue on “Active methods in autonomous navigation” (2023 ICRA, https://robotics.pme.duth.gr/workshop_active2/) is to bring together researchers, industry professionals, and enthusiasts across different sectors related to navigation, such as driverless car technology, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), humanoid locomotion, rover navigation, social navigation, and SLAM—including re-localization and loop-closure detection, swarm navigation, and semantic mapping, coupling their functionality with perception and action recognition. Moreover, we also encourage size, weight, area, and power (SWAP)-aware navigation methods and bio-inspired approaches for mobile-robot autonomy. Our discussion will range from previously experienced problems to contemporary solutions, as well as future trends focusing on purposive perception planning, since it remains an open problem in the community.

Call for Papers

We invite the submission of papers related to autonomous navigation based on active perception or action and perception-coupled methods. Topics of interest for this workshop and the associated Special Issue include (but are not limited to) papers describing active solutions in a series of areas:

  • Autonomous navigation;
  • Perception–action coupling;
  • Driverless cars;
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs);
  • Size, weight, area and power (SWAP)-aware design;
  • Bio-inspired navigation;
  • Planetary exploration;
  • Swarm behavior;
  • Social navigation;
  • Semantic mapping and navigation;
  • Visual place recognition;
  • Simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM);
  • Visual odometry;
  • Hyper-dimensional computing for perception;
  • Human action recognition;
  • Space robotics.

Dr. Konstantinos Tsintotas
Dr. Loukas Bampis
Dr. Nitin J Sanket
Prof. Dr. Antonios Gasteratos
Prof. Dr. Giulio Sandini
Prof. Dr. Yiannis Aloimonos
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Robotics is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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Published Papers

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