Intelligent systems (IS) have become an indispensable tool used to control robots due to the high grade of autonomy, adaptability, and robustness achieved by the robot. Among the techniques considered to provide intelligence to a robot are neural networks, statistical learning machines, bio-inspired optimization algorithms, fuzzy logic, etc. The level in which the IS methodology performs the control defines the level of abstraction and semantics in which the control actions are expressed: for example, for an autonomous robot path-planning system, low-level control actions are expressed in terms of torques and voltages. Mid-level control algorithm could obtain movement-described paths (sequences of linear and angular velocities), and high level-control actions could be expressed as high-semantic level orders such as “move forward,” “turn left,” “turn right,” “go back,” etc. So, all the robotic systems which include for their functioning an intelligent module, no matter the type of intelligent technique used or the level of control performed, are considered as an IS. There exist numerous applications of intelligent systems for robot control ranging from identification and observation of robot models, trajectory tracking, robust control to delays, planning of spatial and movement trajectories, visual-servoing, among others. This session aims to provide a forum for presenting innovations and new results on control algorithms for robotics using intelligent systems to discuss the advantages, challenges and work to do in this interesting and promising research area.
List of Topics
The scope of this special issue are the topics (but not limited to):
- Identification and observation of robots using IS
- Intelligent path planning
- Intelligent trajectory tracking
- Handling time delay in control of robots
- Visual servoing
The length of the paper is limited to a maximum of 6 pages (in the standard IFAC conference double column format), including figures, tables and references. For the purposes of review, regular and invited papers are limited to 8 pages. Papers exceeding this limit will be rejected without review.
Accepted and presented papers will be published, on a dedicated web site.