Advanced Control Topics on Robotic Vehicles

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489). This special issue belongs to the section "Information Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 383

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Department of Digital Industry Technologies, School of Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Euripus Campus, 34400 Euboea, Greece
Interests: modeling and control of robotic systems; control of switching systems; control of networked systems; cyberphysical systems; motor control; vehicular control; autonomous systems; distributed control; process modeling

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College of Mechanical and Vehicle Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China
Interests: array signal processing; analysis and control on sound and vibration; mechanical systems and signal processing; com-pressive sensing; machine learning
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Robotic vehicles have attracted significant attention in recent years due to their potential applications in various fields. To achieve the successful operation of such robotic systems, there are still many aspects that need to be examined and problems to be resolved. These aspects and problems are related to modeling, controller design, communications, and artificial intelligence. The aim of examining these types of problems is, among others, (a) to produce more accurate mathematical representations of robotic vehicles, (b) to design appropriate control schemes such that the vehicles perform more precise maneuvers despite the presence of uncertainties, disturbances and measurement noise as well as the influence of networks in communication-based controller implementations, and (c) to improve the functioning of robotic vehicles through the use of advanced algorithms in perception and sensing, navigation and path planning, control systems design, decision-making, and collaborative driving. The main development branch of such algorithms is based on the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning approaches, aiming toward the development of fully autonomous systems, and covering areas such as controller design and tuning, navigation and motion control, localization and mapping, and multimodal sensing. To achieve this goal, MDPI's journal "Information", having a leading role in information science and technology, data, knowledge, and communication systems, is introducing a Special Issue focusing on advanced control topics for robotic vehicles. The purpose of this Special Issue is to draw in new research and discuss problems that are directly related to the performance and operation of robotic vehicles. This Special Issue covers all aspects of advanced control on robotic vehicles including:

  • AI- and machine learning-based methods;
  • Computational intelligence;
  • Intelligent and cognitive robotic systems;
  • Control techniques;
  • Network controlled systems;
  • Remote control;
  • Communication systems and networks;
  • Sensors and wireless sensor networks in robotic applications;
  • Signal processing;
  • Swarm robotics and consensus;
  • Multi-robot systems;
  • Cooperating systems;
  • Dynamics and kinematics;
  • Navigation, path planning, and localization;
  • Visual perception;
  • Autonomous navigation;
  • Human–robot interaction and social robotics;
  • Simulation;
  • Robotic vehicle applications;
  • UAVs, UGVs, USVs, and UUVs.

Dr. Nikolaos D. Kouvakas
Prof. Dr. Zhigang Chu
Guest Editors

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  • robot control
  • communications and network controlled systems
  • emerging applications
  • artificial intelligence
  • information extraction
  • autonomy, mobility, and manipulation
  • multi-agent systems and consensus
  • human–robot interaction
  • robotic vision

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