Special Issue "Smart Sensors for Robotic Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2021) | Viewed by 9081
Interests: industrial robotics; collision detection and avoidance; friction modelling and compensation; path planning and autonomous navigation of mobile robots; Smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0
Interests: systems and control theory; embedded system applications; cyber physical systems; Smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0; vehicle dynamics and control; autonomous systems and control; robotics; smart materials; automation in construction; sensor fusion
Robotics is currently undergoing a deep revolution, not only in the industrial context, fuelled by the Industry 4.0 programs and Smart Factories concepts, but also in everyday life, with a growing autonomy and human-interaction of the robotic systems. Most of the recent, advanced applications in both scenarios rely on the integration of smart sensors, or on innovative uses of the standard ones. Thanks to this, high levels of autonomy are reached; safety and collaboration with humans can be guaranteed; and anomalies, faults, and the potential need for maintenance can be detected.
Planning and sensing or the acquisition of perceptions on the operating environment is a crucial component, as is the reliability of the sensory system, which can be increased by concurrent or redundant sensors. This allows robots to become "smart", be able to learn independently the task to be performed, and "make decisions" based on the current environmental situation in which they are found. Sensors can generate increasingly massive volumes of highly varied data, which can help build better machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) models, which robots rely on in order to become “autonomous,” make real-time decisions, and navigate in dynamic real-world environments.
The aim of this Special Issue is to provide comprehensive insight into the most advanced potentialities of robotic systems, achievable thanks to proper and innovative sensors. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Innovative robotic applications based on smart sensors
- Advanced sensors for robotics
- Sensor fusion techniques for robotic systems
- Virtual sensors for robots
- Sensor applications for safety, predictive maintenance, and diagnostic procedures for robotic systems
- Sensors for increasing the capabilities of ML and AI models
- Sensor for enabling predictive actions based on how fast objects are approaching
- Highly accurate sensors.
Dr. Andrea Bonci
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- sensor fusions
- smart sensors
- virtual sensors
- sensor arrays
- combined sensors
- multiple sensors