Recent Advances in Mobile Robots

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 2057

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Academic Department of Electronics, Universidade Tecnologica Federal do Parana, Curitiba, Brazil
Interests: navigation and localization; autonomous and intelligent systems, perception and identification of environments; cognition and deliberative decisions; industrial multi-agent systems; cyber-physical systems

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Department of Computer Science, Federal University of Technology – Paraná (UTFPR), Dois Vizinhos, Brazil
Interests: robotics and automation; industrial robots; agricultural robots; sensor processing applied to mobile robots; intelligent autonomous systems; IoT applied to mobile robots; AI techniques applied to robotics problems

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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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Dear Colleagues,

Mobile robots are an emerging class of machines with the versatility and adaptability required to introduce enabling technologies in industries and the reliability of operation needed in challenging environments. However, robots must still overcome challenges related to autonomy, perception, intelligent behaviors, obstacle avoidance, environment description, coordination and cooperation, and localization.

This Special Issue aims to collect high-quality works discussing recent advances in all kinds of mobile robots (ground, aerial, marine, and submarine) in terms of novel technologies, applications, behaviors, and concepts. Papers on one or more of the following subjects, or other related topics, are especially welcome:

  • Multirobot and multiagent systems, cooperation and collaboration;
  • Planning, reasoning, communication, adaptation, and learning;
  • Self-localization, mapping, and navigation;
  • Autonomy, intelligent behaviors, evolutionary and bio-inspired robotics;
  • Navigation in real environments and complex scenarios;
  • Mechanical design and advanced topologies;
  • Robust techniques of environment perception;
  • Industrial and agriculture applications of mobile robots.

Prof. Dr. Andre Schneider De Oliveira
Dr. Marco Antonio Simoes Teixeira
Prof. Dr. José Lima
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Keywords

  • advanced perception
  • localization
  • navigation
  • cooperation and collaboration
  • intelligent behaviors
  • autonomy
  • challenging environments

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Multi-Robot Task Scheduling for Consensus-Based Fault-Resilient Intelligent Behavior in Smart Factories
by Vivian Cremer Kalempa, Luis Piardi, Marcelo Limeira and Andre Schneider de Oliveira
Machines 2023, 11(4), 431; https://doi.org/10.3390/machines11040431 - 28 Mar 2023
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Abstract
In smart factories, several mobile and autonomous robots are being utilized in warehouses to reduce overhead and operating costs. In this context, this paper presents a consensus-based fault-resilient intelligent mechanism called Consensual Fault-Resilient Behavior (CFRB). The proposed approach is based on three hierarchical [...] Read more.
In smart factories, several mobile and autonomous robots are being utilized in warehouses to reduce overhead and operating costs. In this context, this paper presents a consensus-based fault-resilient intelligent mechanism called Consensual Fault-Resilient Behavior (CFRB). The proposed approach is based on three hierarchical plans: imposition, negotiation, and consensus. Fault resilience is achieved using the collective behavior of a multi-robot system that applies ternary decisions based on these plans. The difference between this paper and our previous work is on the consensual level. As it is suitable for the analysis and design of coordinated behavior between autonomous robots, the consensus plan is restructured and enhanced. The proposed approach is tested and evaluated in a virtual warehouse based on a real environment. In addition, it is compared with other current approaches, and the results are presented, demonstrating its efficiency. Full article
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