Blockchain for Decentralized Multi-Robots, Multi-Drones, and Edge Intelligence Collaboration
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2024 | Viewed by 1876
Interests: decentralised internet architecture; blockchain and decentralized systems; edge intelligence and computing; AI for robot control and collaboration
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Blockchain implements append-only and immutable data storage through decentralized consensus mechanisms. The Turing-complete smart contracts turns the blockchain system into a decentralized computing platform. By implementing desired rules, smart contracts can facilitate the creation of decentralized autonomous organizations (DAO) to govern the participants through a set of self-executing rules. This can potentially revolutionize the collaboration paradigm between organizations, individuals, and/or even machines. Multi-robot/multi-drone systems have been used in a broad range of civil and industrial applications, e.g., swarm assembly, warehouse management, 3D printing and construction, disasters response, and monitoring of industrial plants and agriculture fields. Blockchain technologies can facilitate the collaborations of robots/drones by providing mechanisms for sharing information, e.g., states, time, location, and relations to other robots/drones, as well as helping to achieve consensus without a central controller, especially when the robots/drones are working in untrusted environments.
This Special Issue is soliciting conceptual, theoretical, and experimental contributions, discussing challenges and solutions to a set of currently unresolved key questions including but not limited to the following:
Blockchain-based solutions for:
- Swarm robotics
- Autonomous mobile robots
- Edge device collaboration
- 5G-based edge collaboration
- Vehicular collaboration
- Artificial Intelligence (AI) in edge environments
- Digital twins for multi-robots/multi-drones
- Robotics/edge intelligence applications
In addition to:
- Blockchain systems, protocols, and algorithms for edge/robotic systems
- Decentralized payment and token economy for edge/robotic systems
- Scalability/security/privacy issues of the above systems
Dr. Yuansong Qiao
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- swarm robotics
- edge computing
- edge intelligence
- digital twin