International Journal of Aerospace Engineering

Human-Robot Interaction and Collaboration for Space On-Orbit Servicing


Publishing date
01 Dec 2022
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
05 Aug 2022

Lead Editor

1University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China

2Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China

3Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China

4University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK

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Human-Robot Interaction and Collaboration for Space On-Orbit Servicing

This issue is now closed for submissions.

Description

The aim of this Special Issue is devoted to new advances and/or pioneering studies on human-robot interaction and collaboration (HRI-C) for on-orbit servicing (OOS). OOS includes a series of key technologies that can improve space infrastructure and satellite performance and extend their lifespan, such as on-orbit inspection, repair, maintenance, refuel, and assembly. Currently, space robots are an indispensable part of OOS tasks, which can replace or assist astronauts to accomplish various intra/extra-vehicular activities. Developing space robot and HRI-C technologies is very promising in this field.

With new large space infrastructure projects further boosted (as an example, the Lunar Gateway), the function and performance requirements of space robots are highly demanded. On the one hand, space robots should have the autonomous ability to execute some basic operational tasks, such as capturing and transporting objects. Fundamental theories such as motion planning, high-precision motion control, and compliant operation are essential for ensuring the reliability and safety of OOS tasks. On the other hand, space robots are expected to cooperate with humans to finish complex tasks. This requires space robots to own HRI-C abilities—namely, proper understanding of humans’ intentions and collaborating with humans intelligently. Via the HRI technology, the operator on the ground or in the space station cabin can provide instructions to space robots and control them to execute tasks. With the development of information technologies, some human interaction methods, such as voice interaction, hand-gesture interaction, and body-gesture interaction, can create convenient and natural interaction ways between humans and space robots. Moreover, through the virtual reality or augmented reality (VR/AR) technology, the operator can achieve an immersive working experience to complete OOS tasks with space robots.

This Special Issue is to attract high-quality original research and review articles that report on fundamental and experimental aspects of space robotics, such as multibody dynamics, high-precision control, and new design of driven methods. Research dealing with HRI-C technologies, such as immersive telepresence, voice interaction, hand-gesture interaction, and body gesture interaction for OOS is encouraged. Review articles that describe the state of the art in topics related to certain aspects of HRI-C technologies for OOS are particularly welcome.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Motion planning of space robots
  • Multibody dynamics and control of space robots
  • Compliant operation and control technologies
  • Space soft/cable-driven manipulators
  • Robotic vision technologies for OOS
  • Space human-robot interface technologies
  • Space teleoperation and telepresence technologies
  • Voice-based HRI-C technologies
  • Hand/body gesture-based HRI-C technologies
  • Applications of VR/AR technologies in space HRI-C tasks

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2023
  • - Article ID 7435217
  • - Research Article

Dynamic Modelling and Continuous Trajectory Tracking Control of Space Robots Based on Lie Group SE(3)

Yong Wang | Kejie Gong | ... | Hong Ma
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 7868142
  • - Research Article

Continuous Gesture Sequences Recognition Based on Few-Shot Learning

Zhe Liu | Cao Pan | Hongyuan Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 3071244
  • - Research Article

Variable Structure Control and Its Ground Experimental Test for the Space Station Robot

Feilong Zhang | Bi Zhang | ... | Xingang Zhao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 3641051
  • - Research Article

Vibration Behaviour Analysis and Vibration Suppression Studies of the Space Robot

Tian Yong | Yue Xiang | ... | Jiang Binzhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 6523234
  • - Research Article

Multiscale Feature Fusion Attention Lightweight Facial Expression Recognition

Jinyuan Ni | Xinyue Zhang | Jianxun Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 9322534
  • - Research Article

3-DOF Position and Orientation Control of an Air Flotation Platform for Spacecraft Ground Microgravity Simulation by Using Double Closed-Loop Cascade PIDnn

Siyue Wang | Qing Gao | ... | Jingshu Liufu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 9626569
  • - Research Article

Kinodynamic Trajectory Optimization of Dual-Arm Space Robot for Stabilizing a Tumbling Target

Lei Yan | Han Yuan | ... | Bin Liang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 3396811
  • - Research Article

Fast and Accurate Hand Visual Detection by Using a Spatial-Channel Attention SSD for Hand-Based Space Robot Teleoperation

Qing Gao | Xin Zhang | Wenrao Pang
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