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The section is dedicated to publishing new and important findings in the rapidly expanding field of space robotics. Space robotics is broadly defined as the intersection of control, articulated mechanisms, artificial intelligence, path-planning, computer vision, astrodynamics and space sciences.Read More
Space Robotics is devoted to publishing leading-edge new and important findings in the rapidly expanding field of space robotics.
The section aims to publish innovative solutions in robotics and autonomous systems for operations in a space environment - either in the vicinity of Earth or on other planets and asteroids.
We encourage submissions that investigate new algorithms for robotic mechanisms, autonomous satellites and spacecraft, including:
· algorithms for supporting robotic autonomous and semi-autonomous operations in space,
· experimental demonstrations of prior developed algorithms
· in-orbit satellite servicing, inspection, refuelling and health monitoring,
· shared autonomy (human-robot interaction) in space,
· systems adapted to the challenging space environment, such as zero-g environment, high contrast, changing illumination conditons, limited on-board energy and power,
· development of sensors and actuators to support future robotic missions.
This section aims to foster a community that encompasses researchers, engineers and computer scientists from academia and industry with the intention of promoting and developing these exciting areas of space robotics.
Indexed in: Google Scholar, DOAJ, CrossRef, SAO/NASA ADS, Scopus coming soon, Emerging Sources Citation Index, Inspire, CLOCKSS
Space Robotics welcomes submissions of the following article types: Brief Research Report, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Policy and Practice Reviews, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge and Technology and Code.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Space Robotics, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Space Robotics will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Robotics and AI.
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