About this Research Topic
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics are dominant technologies of the 21st Century. These subjects are fast becoming areas of research where rapidly growing findings and outcomes tend to saturate the attention span of the scientific community. Significant innovation developments follow the new trends, including intelligent robots getting ever more intelligent and user friendly as a solid trend of this era. One of the key areas of application of such robots is their service in critical conditions. Challenges exist in both hardware and software in the design and implementation of robots doing the most delicate and most critical tasks toward serving mankind. Also, it is noted that the existence of wireless, cyberspace, IoT (Internet of Things), among other technologies, often require a network-based approach to finding a valid solution for extreme environments. Machine learning and AI would allow prediction of unforeseen situations a robot or a robotic swarm would face. Classical algorithms such as deep neural networks, e.g. Convolutional Neural Networks or Autoencoders can help predict the future scenarios which would help attributes such as object tracking, localization, navigation and mapping.
This Research Topic will concentrate on hardware, software and proven applications of intelligent robots in extreme environments. AI plus robotics manuscripts focusing on such situations are sought.
The aim of the proposed Research Topic is to promote the research and application of Intelligent Robotics technologies for critical environment applications. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Intelligent robots in Steel and Aluminum industry
• Intelligent robots in Nuclear industry
• Intelligent robots in Medicine
• Intelligent robots in the Military
• Intelligent robots in Space
• Intelligent robotic swarms applications
• Critical condition analytics for robotics
• Sensor Fusion and Machine Perception
Keywords: Human Assist Robots, Intelligent Robots, Self-Learning Robotics, Autonomous Robots, Elderly Assistive Robots
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