Mathematical Problems in Engineering

Advanced Mathematical Methods for Collaborative Robotics


Publishing date
01 Aug 2018
Status
Published
Submission deadline
23 Mar 2018

Lead Editor

1Technical University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

2Miguel Hernandez University, Elche, Spain

3University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia


Advanced Mathematical Methods for Collaborative Robotics

Description

Nowadays, humans and robots are not able to share the same workspace in industrial applications and, hence, tasks are performed by humans or robots depending on the required dexterity and repeatability. But the new trend in industry for the next years is that humans and robots work hand in hand, where humans could increase production flexibility and accelerate adaptation, while robots could contribute to speed-up production and increase repeatability and quality.

The main feature of human-robot collaboration is that there will be no physical separation between humans and robots and they will work in the same workstations, with no safety fencing. To accomplish this, manufacturers are currently releasing a new generation of robots specially designed for coworking and equipped with multiple sensors: force and torque sensors, vision systems, and so forth.

From the scientific point of view, this framework represents a new challenging engineering scenario for the researchers in order to develop new advanced mathematical algorithms and methods to provide the robot with the level of intelligence required to successfully accomplish the complex collaborative tasks.

This special issue is a good opportunity to contribute to this new exciting field. In particular, the issue is focused on advanced methods with strong theoretical and mathematical foundations for the engineering problem of collaborative robotics. The articles published in this theme could have a high impact on readers.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Mathematical tools for the engineering problem of human-robot collaboration
  • Mathematical methods for robot coworking and bimanual manipulation
  • Control theory for collaborative robotics: sliding mode control, nonlinear control, robust control, fuzzy control, and so forth
  • Formulations of expert systems for collaborative robotics
  • Mathematical algorithms for robot learning
  • Artificial intelligence for collaborative robots
  • Advanced algorithms for force control of collaborative robots
  • Mathematical methods for big data and sensor fusion in collaborative robotics

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1605817
  • - Editorial

Advanced Mathematical Methods for Collaborative Robotics

Luis Gracia | Carlos Perez-Vidal | Jaime Valls-Miro
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9279627
  • - Research Article

A Human-Robot Interaction Based Coordination Control Method for Assistive Walking Devices and an Assessment of Its Stability

Xia Zhang | Wenliang Ge | ... | Minoru Hashimoto
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8509306
  • - Research Article

Robust Consensus for Nonlinear Multiagent Systems with Uncertainty and Disturbance

Zhiqiang Li | Chengjie Xu | ... | Haichuan Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9808123
  • - Research Article

Nonsingular Fast Terminal Sliding Mode Control with Extended State Observer and Disturbance Compensation for Position Tracking of Electric Cylinder

Duoyang Li | Junzheng Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2758021
  • - Research Article

Detection and Positioning of Pipes and Columns with Autonomous Multicopter Drones

Edmundo Guerra | Rodrigo Munguía | ... | Antoni Grau
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2373642
  • - Research Article

Distributed Multirobot Exploration Based on Scene Partitioning and Frontier Selection

Jose J. Lopez-Perez | Uriel H. Hernandez-Belmonte | ... | Victor Ayala-Ramirez
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2163278
  • - Research Article

Robot Path Planning with Avoiding Obstacles in Known Environment Using Free Segments and Turning Points Algorithm

Imen Hassani | Imen Maalej | Chokri Rekik
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2158129
  • - Research Article

Robust Observer-Based Controller Design for Motorcycle Lateral Dynamics

A. Ferjani | I. Zaidi | M. Chaabane
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6059574
  • - Research Article

Consensus of Fractional-Order Multiagent Systems with Double Integral and Time Delay

Jun Liu | Wei Chen | ... | Ping Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6049635
  • - Research Article

Multicriteria Optimization Design for End Effector Mounting Bracket of a High Speed and Heavy Load Palletizing Robot

Ying He | Jiangping Mei | ... | Fan Zhang
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