Special Issue "Advances in European Robotics"
A special issue of Robotics (ISSN 2218-6581).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: mechanical design; robotics; modeling and simulation; control theory
Robotics is the intersection of science, engineering, and technology that produces machines, called robots, that substitute or replicate human actions. The robotics industry is still relatively young, but has already made amazing strides. From the deepest depths of our oceans to the highest heights of outer space, robots can be found performing tasks that humans could not dream of achieving.
Robotics technology influences every aspect of work and home. Robotics has the potential to positively transform lives and work practices, raise efficiency and safety levels, and provide enhanced levels of service.
This Special Issue aims at disseminating the latest research achievements, findings, and ideas in the robotics field, with particular attention to the latest European activities in robotics. This Issue will include revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers that were presented at the 29th International Conference on Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region (RAAD2020) sponsored by IFToMM. However, we are also strongly encouraging the submission of additional contributions from researchers working in this field who did not participate to the RAAD2020 Conference, in order to further enlarge the field coverage.
Papers are welcome on all major areas of R&D and innovation in robotics, including new research trends such as: bio-inspired and cognitive robots, visual servoing of robot motion, human–robot interaction, cloud robotics, and personal robots for ambient assisted living. The solicited topics are related to new theories, advanced design of robot mechanics and control architectures, and the development of intelligent robotic applications, including but not limited to:
- Novel design and applications of robotic systems;
- Dexterous grasping, handling and intelligent manipulation;
- Intelligent cooperating and service robots;
- Advanced robot control;
- Human–robot interfaces;
- Robot vision systems and visual servoing techniques;
- Mobile robots;
- Humanoid and walking robots;
- Bio-inspired and swarm robotic systems;
- Towards micro and nano-scale robots;
- Aerial, underwater, and spatial robots;
- Robot integration in holonic manufacturing;
- Personal robots for ambient assisted living;
- Medical robots and bionic prostheses;
- Intelligent information technologies for cognitive robots;
- Education in robotics;
- History of automation and robotics;
- Cognitive robots and emotional intelligence;
- Cloud robotics;
- Ethical, legal, and social issues of robotics.
Prof. Dr. Med Amine Laribi
Prof. Dr. Juan Sebastián Sandoval Arévalo
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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 quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.