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[robotics-worldwide] [robotics-australia-nz-list] [journals] CFP: Special Issue on Distributed, Ubiquitous and Multi-Agent Robotic Architectures - an open access, journal publishes its 7th volume by MDPI

Ms. Elsie Zhao / MDPI
Dear Colleagues,

Our society’s future is tightly knit to robotics and the upcoming
advanced technologies that will heavily rely on new and optimized
robotic architectures. The presence of robots and automation in high-end
fields, including military and space, have shown the effectiveness and
usefulness of such systems, and, more importantly, it encouraged
researchers to broaden the application of robotics to other fields,
including agriculture, forestry, mining, marine exploration, search and
rescue, etc. In fact, the advancements achieved in areas from sensing to
computing technologies, from machine vision to high performance embedded
systems have laid the foundation for robots to integrate
state-of-the-art algorithms and technologies to solve daily problems. In
that sense, as robots become more ubiquitously present in our daily
lives, interaction and collaboration between multiple robots performing
distributed tasks, becomes not only a form of approaching the problem,
but a requirement for making more effective use of those robots. That
is, while several characteristics of distributed robotic contribute to
better perform under a specific task, some characteristics are now
required to more effectively collaborate among inherently ubiquitous robots.

In this Special Issue, we seek new and enhanced approaches to solving
real-world problems using distributed and ubiquitous robotic
architectures. We will focus on research to advance the current and
state-of-the-art in algorithms for navigation and control of distributed
robots; new architectural and/or mechanical designs; improved software
architectures; sensing devices; communication solutions for multi-agent
architectures; and any other approaches for enhanced distributed
robotic. In summary, the research topics sought in this Special Issue
include, but are not limited to, the use of distributed and ubiquitous
robots in:

     Navigation, motion control and task planning of robots in
distributed framework;
     Distributed/decentralized SLAM algorithms;
     Distributed vision/sensing system;
     Fault-tolerance and redundancy;
     Collaborative Robotics;
     Etc.

and in terms of applications:

     Precision Agriculture: phenotyping, seeding, harvesting, environment
monitoring and sensing in controlled environment or in the field;
     Transportation, management and delivery of consumer;
     Etc.

Assoc. Prof. Guilherme DeSouza
Mr. Ali Shafiekhani
Guest Editors

Keywords:

     distributed robotic architecture
     decentralized multi-agent system
     field robotics
     vision-guided robotics
     machine vision and artificial intelligence (AI)
     navigation
     simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM)
     navigation, motion control and task planning

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published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be
listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review
articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned
papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the
Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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