Special Issue "Mobile Robot Perception: A Themed Issue in Honor of Professor Roland Siegwart"

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

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International Research Lab. Georgia Tech-CNRS UMI 2958, Metz, France
Interests: mobile robot; field robotics; environment monitoring
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Dear Colleagues,

Roland Siegwart is professor for autonomous mobile robots at ETH Zurich, founding co-director of the technology transfer center, Wyss Zurich, and co-founder and board member of multiple high-tech companies. He is a well-known expert in the field of autonomous robot design, perception, and navigation. His career as scientist and promotor of startup companies spans over 35 years.

While studying mechanical engineering at a time when the first personal computers were just beginning to evolve, he became strongly attracted by the amazing opportunities offered by fast-evolving microprocessors, digital control systems, and novel sensors. After gaining experience in the digital control of active magnetic bearings during his PhD, he got infected by the robotics virus and this fast-evolving field at the interface of mechanical and electrical engineering, and computer science. During his career as professor at EPFL (1996–2006) and ETH Zurich (since 2006) he was at the forefront of the basic development of flying (multi-copter, solar airplanes, hybrids) and walking robots. Furthermore, he developed a strong leadership in the field of autonomous navigation with Lidars and cameras.

Roland Siegwart is recipient of the IEEE RAS Pioneer Award and IEEE RAS Inaba Technical Award, IEEE Fellow and Officer of the International Federation of Robotics Research (IFRR). With a H-Index of 112 (Google Scholar) he is among the most cited and influential scientists in robotics world-wide. He is on the editorial board of multiple journals in robotics and was a general chair of several conferences in robotics, including IROS 2002, AIM 2007, FSR 2007, ISRR 2009 and CoRL 2018. He is also a strong promotor of innovation and entrepreneurship and co-founder of more than half a dozen spin-off companies.

This Special Issue is dedicated to celebrating the career of Prof. Roland Siegwart in honor of his contributions in the field of autonomous mobile robots. It will cover a selection of recent research and review articles related to the science and technology of mobile robot perception and sensor-based localization and mapping.

You may choose our Joint Special Issue in Sensors.

Prof. Dr. Cédric Pradalier
Guest Editor

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  • 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

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