Special Issue "Autonomous Mobile Robots: Real-Time Sensing, Navigation, and Control"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2021.
Interests: space robotics; machine learning; path and motion planning; control systems for space
Autonomous mobile robots are getting more and more attention since they can be used for different applications such as precision agriculture, field robotics, search and rescue, planetary exploration, etc. The use of sensors, together with navigation and control algorithms, allows improving autonomy in different manners. On the one hand, the use of exteroceptive sensors as LIDARs, stereocameras, ultrasonic devices, IR cameras, and others helps mobile robots to get rich information about the surrounding environment, useful to support robot navigation in combination with path and motion planning algorithms. On the other hand, proprioceptive sensors, such as current sensors, IMUs, vibration sensors, wheel sinkage sensors, become useful in improving robot awareness of the surface it is traversing. A combination of both kinds of sensors, together with artificial intelligence algorithms, would improve the autonomous navigation and control of robots in the aforementioned applications.
Therefore, this Special Issue includes but is not limited to the following topics:
- Novel perception systems for robot navigation and localization;
- Novel sensors for robot localization;
- Robot localization without GNSS;
- Novel proprioceptive sensors onboard mobile robots;
- Path planning for mobile robots;
- Motion planning for mobile manipulators;
- Field tests with autonomous mobile robots;
- Applications of mobile robots.
Dr. Carlos J. Pérez Del Pulgar
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- mobile robots
- exteroceptive sensors
- proprioceptive sensors
- path planning
- motion planning
- field tests