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This section addresses control aspects of robotic systems. "Robots" and "Control", both interpreted in a wide sense, are fundamental actors of multiple aspects of our life, and the applications of robotic control systems are wide.Read More
“Control” is a wide field of automation and it is about making systems behave according to certain requirements, automatically. “Robots” are a kind of physical systems where motion and automation are inherent to their existence. Thus, “Robotic Control” is the field addressing decision making for the motion of robotic systems. Traditionally, “Task Planning” is considered as a relevant field addressing decision making too. However, task planning is meant to consider longer time planning while robotic control is of a more real-time nature. The vast literature and tools available from those fields indicate that their borders are neither clear, nor static.
Thus, due to the interdisciplinary nature of decision making on advanced robotics, this section welcomes contributions based on the fundamental fields of: automatic control, computer science, mathematics, cognitive and bio-inspired disciplines etc. Any domain of operation is acceptable: ground and underground, marine (surface and underwater) and aerial (including space). Furthermore, any application domain is encouraged: industrial, service, medical, entertainment, safety & security (e.g. monitoring, surveillance), search & rescue, agricultural, transportation etc.
Expected submissions should have as a main contribution “control design and/or implementation”. Although we encourage interdisciplinarity by seeking appropriate integration of motion control with perception or task planning, contributions having as a sole or main character “perception” or “cognition” could be more appropriate for alternative sections of Frontiers in Robotics and AI.. If in doubt, submit your manuscript to the best section according to your judgement and internally we might decide to allocate it to another after informing you about this change.
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Robotic Control Systems 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, Review and Technology and Code.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Robotic Control Systems, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Robotic Control Systems 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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