Advanced Technologies in AI Mobile Robots

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Robotics and Automation".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 65

Special Issue Editors

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1. 2Ai – School of Technology, IPCA, Barcelos, Portugal
2. LASI – Associate Laboratory of Intelligent Systems, Guimarães, Portugal
Interests: artificial intelligence; Industry 4.0; robotics; computer vision; IoT & EdgeAI

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2Ai – School of Technology, IPCA, Barcelos, Portugal
Interests: artificial intelligence; automotive; computer vision; automation and robotics

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1. Research Centre in Digitalization and Intelligent Robotics (CeDRI), Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, 5300-252 Bragança, Portugal
2. Centre for Robotics in Industry and Intelligent Systems (CRIIS), Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC-TEC), 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
Interests: mobile robot localization; collaborative robots; IoT; path planning; simulation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue provides a comprehensive exploration of the relationship between cutting-edge advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and the evolution of mobile robots. It focuses on the specific ways these powerful technologies are being integrated, highlighting how sophisticated algorithms work in an integrated way with advanced sensors like lidar, cameras, and other technologies. Additionally, this Special Issue explores the role of machine learning in enabling robots to continuously learn and adapt to their environments, further enhancing their capabilities.

The focus for this Special Issue extends beyond outlining the latest advancements to encompass real-world applications and the results of this technological integration, showcasing how mobile robots are achieving increased autonomy, adaptability, and efficiency. This translates to revolutionary applications across various industries, with this Special Issue specifically addressing the impact on sectors like industrial processes, logistic operations, healthcare applications, and automated agriculture.

By exploring these advancements and their real-world applications, this Special Issue aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the future that lies ahead for AI-powered mobile robots and their potential to revolutionize various aspects of our lives.

Dr. Antonio H.J. Moreira
Dr. João Borges
Prof. Dr. José Lima
Guest Editors

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  • AI-powered mobile robots
  • artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • computer vision
  • advanced sensors and data fusion
  • autonomous navigation
  • scene context and interaction
  • real-world deployment (industrial, healthcare, agriculture)
  • robotic operating system (ROS)
  • 5G technology integration
  • human cooperation
  • advanced technologies
  • innovation

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