Special Issue "Recent Trends and Advances in Industrial Robotics: Application to Additive-Manufacturing"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2019) | Viewed by 367

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. J. Norberto Pires
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Guest Editor
Industrial Robotics Laboratory, CEMMPRE - Mechanical Engineering Research Center, Mechanical Engineering Department and Additive-manufacturing Laboratory, CEMMPRE - Mechanical Engineering Research Center and ISISE - Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering Department, University of Coimbra, 3030-194 Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: robotics; force control; industrial robots; additive-manufacturing
Dr. Amin S. Azar
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Guest Editor
Materials Processing and Modelling, SINTEF Industry, Oslo, Norway
Interests: additive and hybrid manufacturing systems; new materials for additive manufacturing (AM)

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Additive and hybrid manufacturing are amongst the emerging areas of science and technology that are complementing the recent global trends in order to fully digitalize the manufacturing processes and explore the Internet of things (Industry 4.0 and e-factory concepts). Of the present AM technologies, those dedicated to metals pose several challenges as a result of their high processing temperatures and phase transformation related phenomena. Industry is expanding the capacity to perform AM with metals such as lightweight and valuable materials and alloys. In fact, the world of manufacturing is constantly expecting a disruptive innovation in manufacturing systems that could enable autonomous and cost-effective production of radically new materials. In light of these interests, advancements in robotics equipped with high-end sensors for monitoring and autonomous operations are ultimately required to meet the increasing demand of the industry. This Special Issue aims to bring together papers authored by specialists from academia and industry highlighting the latest developments in additive-/hybrid-manufacturing. Special attention is given to the system issues, namely, robotic setups, software, path planning, CAD interfaces and programming, sensors, and advanced monitoring tools.

Prof. Dr. J. Norberto Pires
Dr. Amin S. Azar
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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 semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • additive-manufacturing
  • robots for additive-manufacturing
  • industrial robots
  • systems for additive-manufacturing
  • path planning
  • simulation software
  • CAD interfaces
  • sensors for additive-manufacturing
  • artificial intelligence for additive-manufacturing
  • material science informed robotics

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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