Symmetry in Robot Design and Application

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Engineering and Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 396

Special Issue Editors

1. Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Aalto University, 02150 Espoo, Finland
2. Senior AI Scientist at Silo AI, 00100 Helsinki , Finland
Interests: complex system dynamics; intelligent control; reinforcement learning; deep learning; robotics
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College of Artificial Intelligence, Nankai University, Tianjin 300350, China
Interests: Intelligent control of dynamic complex systems; active disturbance rejection control; application of deep reinforcement learning algorithms; tracking control of unmanned vehicles

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to announce a new Special Issue, “Symmetry in Robot Design and Application”, of the journal Symmetry. This Special Issue welcomes contributions that investigate various aspects of symmetry in robot design, ranging from theoretical frameworks to practical applications. In the field of robotics, symmetry involves properties such as geometric symmetry, task execution symmetry, and control symmetry. Considering symmetry when designing robots can bring several advantages, such as simplifying control algorithms, improving stability, and reducing system design complexity. Through this Special Issue, we aspire to highlight how the exploration of symmetry can deepen our comprehension of scientific challenges while propelling advancements in robotics technology. We welcome submissions that elucidate novel insights into symmetry-driven design principles, innovative methodologies in robotic systems, and case studies demonstrating the practical benefits of symmetry in diverse application domains.

Dr. Jin Tao
Dr. Yumin Zheng
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • symmetry analysis
  • control of robot systems
  • multi-robot
  • robot design
  • numerical simulations

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Fault-Tolerant Phototaxis of a Modular System Inspired by Gonium pectorale Using Phase-Based Control
by Kohei Nishikawa, Yuki Origane, Hiroki Etchu and Daisuke Kurabayashi
Symmetry 2024, 16(5), 630; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym16050630 - 19 May 2024
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Abstract
In this study, we proposed a model for modular robots in which autonomous decentralized modules adaptively organize their behavior. The phototaxis of Gonium pectorale, a species of volvocine algae, was modeled as a modular system, and a fault-tolerant modular control method of [...] Read more.
In this study, we proposed a model for modular robots in which autonomous decentralized modules adaptively organize their behavior. The phototaxis of Gonium pectorale, a species of volvocine algae, was modeled as a modular system, and a fault-tolerant modular control method of phototaxis was proposed for it. The proposed method was based on the rotation phase of the colony and adaptively adjusted an internal response-related parameter to enhance the fault tolerance of the system. Compared to a constant parameter approach, the simulation results demonstrated a significant improvement in the phototaxis time for positive and negative phototaxis during module failures. This method contributes to achieving autonomous, decentralized, and purposeful mediation of the modules necessary for controlling modular robots. Full article
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