Special Issue "Sensing, Perception, and Navigation in Space Robotics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2021).
Space robotics plays a key role in space exploration. One fundamental component of a space robot is sensing of the environment, whether orbital, planetary, or of a small body. This Special Issue is focused on robot sensing, as well as on perception, in the sense of extracting information and knowledge from sensor data and on navigation, in the sense of estimating the robot pose in the environment in order to predict its motion and to determine where to go. We invite high-quality, new, and unpublished contributions on any topics focused on sensing, perception, and navigation in space robotics, encompassing both the orbital and planetary environments, including, but not limited to:
- New concepts, mission requirements, and specifications
- Effects of space environment on sensor devices
- Novel methods for sensor data processing, including computer vision, estimation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence
- Innovative applications targeting space domain
- Experiments in laboratory or in space environment, including micro- and hypergravity platforms (e.g., drop towers, parabolic flights, centrifuge campaigns)
- Datasets of sensor data in a space environment or in micro- and hypergravity platforms
Prof. Dr. Rodrigo Ventura
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