Special Issue "Robotics and AI"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Wataru Takano
Guest Editor
Center for Mathematical Modeling and Data Science, Osaka University, Japan
Interests: robot learning, humanoid robot, robot motion, control theory

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Artificial intelligence technologies have undergone dramatic development in cyberspace, leading to the creation of new services and the resolution of various social challenges. However, much work remains in order to embody artificial intelligence in physical space. Robots have a mechanical system as their body, and robotics is the domain of science and technology that handles interactions between the body and the physical world. In robotics, domain-specific knowledge that includes sensing/perception, computation of kinematic/dynamic-based actions, and control theory is accumulated. Robotics is expected to be combined with artificial intelligence, building a bridge between cyberspace and physical space and revolutionizing society. This Special Issue solicits papers that present methodologies for integrating artificial intelligence with robotics and that create new research directions with the potential for tremendous academic and social impacts.

Prof. Dr. Wataru Takano
Guest Editor

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.


  • learning perception, action, and environment, and their interactions
  • modeling multiple levels of representations
  • learning human-robot or robot-robot interaction/communication
  • practical algorithm and real-time computation for robot intelligence
  • big data on robot perception and action
  • deep learning specific to robotics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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