Special Issue "Industrial Robots: Present and Future Perspectives"

A special issue of Machines (ISSN 2075-1702). This special issue belongs to the section "Automation and Control Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 239

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Henrique Simas
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Mechanical Engineer Department, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil
Interests: parallel robot; industrial robotics; robots for special applications
Dr. Roberto Simoni
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Mobility Engineering Center, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Joinville, Brazil
Interests: parallel robot; industrial robotics; underwater robotics
Automation, Control and Computation Engineer Department, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Blumenau, Brazil
Interests: industrial robotics; robots for special applications; force capability optimization
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Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, University of Patras, Rio Patras 26504, Greece
Interests: robotic systems; automation; augmented, mixed, and virtual reality in manufacturing; manufacturing process modeling; cloud technologies; Internet of Things (IoT); digital twin; 5G; artificial intelligence; product–service systems (PSS); Industry 4.0; Industry 5.0
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The natural evolution of science in the field of robotics has given rise to solutions for a diverse range of problems, characterized by quality, efficiency, and innovation. In industry, the use of robots has become a necessity, enabling automation of large-scale processes and ensuring quality control and production efficiency. Several industrial sectors have limited commercial solutions and still require robotic solutions, such as in the meat-handling food industry.

This Special Issue aims to share new concepts and knowledge about robots for the industry, addressing current and future demands. The design and practical experimentation of new conceptions of robots for industrial applications, including discussions on kinematic and computational analyses and other relevant aspects, contribute to improving understanding and research results in the field of robotics. Such efforts bring industry and academia closer together, promoting stronger ties and partnerships.

This Special Issue seeks to collect in-depth research papers with new and significant scientific contributions that have broad applicability for the industry as it faces present and future challenges.

Dr. Henrique Simas
Dr. Roberto Simoni
Dr. Leonardo Mejia Rincon
Dr. Raul D. S. G. Campilho
Prof. Dr. Dimitris Mourtzis
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • new trends in industrial demands for robotic systems
  • present and future of social and economic aspects of industrial robotization
  • geometrical design of industrial robots
  • historical reviews and surveys on industrial robotization 
  • materials and manufacturing processes for new industrial robots
  • design of robots for new industrial processes
  • propositions and new trends in the integration of robots in industrial manufacturing systems 
  • new trends in cybersecurity for robotic industrial systems

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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