Special Issue: "State-of-Art in Sensors for Robotic Applications"

Special Issue Information

In many robotic applications, the successful execution of a task strongly depends on the knowledge of environment features. For example, in a grasping and manipulation task, the objects’ geometrical and physical characteristics produce fundamental information for a possible automatization. For the implementation of a human–robot collaborative task, the interaction is possible only through suitable sensing systems. To address these issues, but also for many other cases, robotic systems are frequently equipped with a high number of sensing devices, both standard and innovative, which measurements are used as inputs both for model-based control systems and machine learning systems. The latter systems are developed more and more, in order to increase the autonomy level of the robots. This Special Issue will present how sensing systems integrated in robotic systems can be used with recent techniques of sensor fusion, in order to allow the automatization of new challenging tasks.

This Special Issue invites (but is not limited to) contributions on the following topics:

  • Sensor technologies for robotic applications
  • Sensor modeling for robotic applications
  • Data interpretation for robotic applications
  • Grasping and manipulation
  • Dexterous manipulation
  • Object features recognition for robotic applications
  • Physical human–robot interactions
  • Human–machine interfaces

Prof. Dr. Salvatore Pirozzi
Dr. Gianluca Palli
Guest Editors

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Keywords 

  • Sensor technologies for robotic applications
  • Sensor modelling for robotic applications
  • Data interpretation for robotic applications
  • Grasping and manipulation
  • Dexterous manipulation
  • Object features recognition for robotic applications
  • Physical human robot interaction
  • Human machine interfaces

 More information: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sensors/special_issues/robot_sensors