[robotics-worldwide] [journals] Applied Sciences - Multi-Robot Systems: Challenges, Trends and Applications

Juan Jesús Roldán Gómez jj.roldan at upm.es
Fri Mar 1 03:36:12 PST 2019

Dear Colleagues,

We are proud to announce the Special Issue on "Multi-Robot Systems:
Challenges, Trends and Applications" in Applied Sciences, which is an open
access journal published by MDPI with an impact factor of 1.689  and ranked
as Q3 in Physics, Chemistry and Materials Science.

Multi-Robot Systems (MRS) have emerged as a suitable alternative to single
robots, since they can be more efficient, flexible and fault tolerant.
However, the complexity of these systems poses some challenges at the time
of their deployment, control and recovery. In particular, three human
factor issues are especially relevant: Operator workload, situational
awareness and stress.

This Special Issue aims at collecting a set of high-quality works that
address the challenges of MRS (e.g., mission planning, human-robot
interaction and operator interfaces) and/or apply these systems to
interesting applications (security, environmental monitoring, agriculture,
search and rescue, etc.).

We will be glad to receive papers with state-of-the-art reviews, original
research and real-world applications about the following topics:
- Multi-robot systems: heterogeneous and homogeneous fleets
- Multi-robot mission planning, modeling and optimization
- From multi-robot systems to robot swarms
- Human factor issues: workload, situational awareness, stress...
- Human-robot interaction: collaboration and teaming
- Operator Interfaces: adaptation and immersion

- Applications: search and rescue, environmental monitoring…

The deadline for submissions is 31 July 2019.

Please visit the Special Issue website to get more information and submit
your contribution:


Please contact us if you have any doubts.

Best regards,
Dr. Juan Jesús Roldán - Centre for Automation and Robotics
Prof. Dr. Antonio Barrientos - Technical University of Madrid

Guest Editors of the Special Issue
*Juan Jesús Roldán Gómez*
PostDoc Researcher
Centre for Automation and Robotics (UPM-CSIC)

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