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Special Issue "Robotics and 3D Vision"
A special issue of Robotics (ISSN 2218-6581).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 April 2017).
Dr. Kah Bin Lim E-Mail
Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, 119260 Singapore
Interests: stereovision; image processing and industrial automation
Robots are widely used in many applications, such as medical, industrial automation, defense, etc. Usage and performance are enhanced with 3D vision which supplies information on the working environment to robotic systems. Indeed, 3D vision could become an integral part of robotic systems in the immediate future. In this regard, it is necessary to have full understanding of 3D vision and robot control, workspace, and the interaction between them to form a cohesive whole for the tasks at hand. It is similar to having good hand–eye coordination and knowledge of the work environment for human beings in performing a task.
The task performed by robots integrated with a 3D vision system is to employ an on board camera system or a camera mounted in the work space to get a snapshot of an object and find out where that object is in space, relative to the robot’s position, and the robot can use that positional data to manipulate the object. The vision feedback enables the robot to go out and find that object no matter where you move it.
For robotic systems with 3D vision, the three following areas are important: Robotics, 3D vision and scene representation and understanding. In addition, the integration of them are essential in the development of a cohesive system. Robotics in itself comprises many sub-areas, such as kinematics, dynamics and control. Three-dimensional vision, which is also known as stereovision, consists of image understanding, correspondence, object recognition, and 3D scene reconstruction and understanding. These areas by themselves are not new, but in order to integrate them to form a complete and useful system, good knowledge in each of them is essential. The objective of this Special Issue is therefore to promote a deeper understanding of recent breakthroughs and challenges in these three areas: Robotics, 3D Vision, 3D Scene Reconstruction and Understanding. More importantly, we are interested in efforts that integrate them into a complete system in different application domains.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Control strategies for robot manipulation
- Stereovision and correspondence
- Object recognition and representation in 3D
- 3D scene recovery and reconstruction
- Hand–eye coordination in 3D for robots equipped with 3D vision
- Robot sensing (tactile, visual, etc.)
- Fusion of data sensed by other 3D sensing methods and image based sensing
- Vision guided automatic robotic surgery
- We particularly encourage the submission of papers that group these topics in research areas such as 3D robot perception, robotic hand–eye collaborative manipulation, robot manipulation based on workspace understanding
Dr. Kah Bin Lim
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- 3D vision
- Robotic vision
- Hand–eye coordination
- 3D scene understanding