Special Issue "Recent Advances on Physical Agents"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2019).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Jose Antonio Iglesias Martinez
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Computer Science and Engineering Department. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Interests: artificial intelligence; RoboCup and soccer robots; software agents; machine learning and robotics
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Dr. Angel García-Olaya
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Computer Science Department, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 28911 Leganés (Madrid), Spain
Interests: artificial intelligence; automated task planning; robotics for space and underwater exploration; social assistive robotics
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Dr. Raquel Fuentetaja
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Computer Science Department (Departamento de Informática), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Avda, Universidad 30, 28911, Leganés (Madrid), Spain
Interests: artificial intelligence; automated planning; machine learning and robotics
Prof. Dr. Agapito Ledezma Espino
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Computer Science and Engineering Department, Carlos III University of Madrid, 28911 Leganés, Madrid, Spain
Interests: computer science; Artificial Intelligence
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Dr. María Paz Sesmero Lorente
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Computer Science and Engineering Department. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Interests: ensemble of classifiers; artificial neural networks; machine learning; pattern recognition and robotics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to submit your papers to this Special Issue of Robotics, “Recent Advances on Physical Agents”.

This Special Issue aims to introduce the latest research progress in the field of physical agents. We encourage submissions of conceptual, empirical, and literature review papers focused on agents in physical environments, especially applied to the control and coordination of autonomous systems: Robots, mobile robots, industrial processes, or complex systems. Different types of approaches related to this field are welcome.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • physical agents
  • software agents
  • multiagent systems
  • domotic agents and applications
  • smart-sensors networks
  • human-robot interaction
  • robotic manipulators
  • robocup and soccer robots
  • mobile robots
  • autonomous and semi-autonomous robots
  • cooperating robots
  • machine learning and robotics
  • industrial robotics
  • applied intelligent robotic systems
  • computer vision and robotics
  • SLAM
  • AI and robotics

Dr. Jose Antonio Iglesias Martinez
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Angel García-Olaya
Dr. Raquel Fuentetaja
Dr. Agapito Ledezma Espino
Dr. M. Paz Sesmero
Guest Editors

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.

Keywords

  • physical agents
  • smart-sensors networks
  • human-robot interaction
  • autonomous robots
  • industrial robotics
  • computer vision and robotics
  • AI and robotics

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Extending the Application of an Assistant Personal Robot as a Walk-Helper Tool
Robotics 2019, 8(2), 27; https://doi.org/10.3390/robotics8020027 - 10 Apr 2019
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This paper presents the application of a mobile robot designed as an Assistant Personal Robot (APR) as a walk-helper tool. The hypothesis is that the height and weight of this mobile robot can be used also to provide a dynamic physical support and [...] Read more.
This paper presents the application of a mobile robot designed as an Assistant Personal Robot (APR) as a walk-helper tool. The hypothesis is that the height and weight of this mobile robot can be used also to provide a dynamic physical support and guidance to people while they walk. This functionality is presented as a soft walking aid at home but not as a substitute of an assistive cane or a walker device, which may withstand higher weights and provide better stability during a walking. The APR operates as a walk-helper tool by providing user interaction using the original arms of the mobile robot and by using the onboard sensors of the mobile robot in order to avoid obstacles and guide the walking through free areas. The results of the experiments conducted with the walk-helper have showed the automatic generation of smooth walking trajectories and a reduction in the number of manual trajectory corrections required to complete a walking displacement. Full article
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