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AUTOMATION AND ROBOTICS (116 journals)                     

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ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Advanced Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Advances in Computed Tomography     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Image and Video Processing     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
Advances in Robotics & Automation     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Artificial Life and Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Augmented Human Research     Hybrid Journal  
Automated Software Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Automatic Control and Information Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Automation and Remote Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Autonomous Robots     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Biocybernetics and Biological Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Biological Cybernetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Biomimetic Intelligence and Robotics     Open Access  
Cognitive Robotics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Computer-Aided Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Construction Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Current Robotics Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Cybernetics & Human Knowing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Cybernetics and Systems Analysis     Hybrid Journal  
Cybernetics and Systems: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Design Automation for Embedded Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Digital Zone : Jurnal Teknologi Informasi Dan Komunikasi     Open Access  
Drone Systems and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Electrical Engineering and Automation     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Facta Universitatis, Series : Automatic Control and Robotics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Foundations and Trends® in Robotics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
GIScience & Remote Sensing     Open Access   (Followers: 58)
IAES International Journal of Robotics and Automation     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 69)
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 70)
IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
IEEE Transactions on Medical Robotics and Bionics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57)
IEEE Transactions on Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 71)
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
IET Cyber-systems and Robotics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
IET Systems Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Industrial Robot An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intelligent Control and Automation     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Intelligent Service Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Adaptive, Resilient and Autonomic Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Advanced Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Agent Technologies and Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Ambient Computing and Intelligence     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Applied Evolutionary Computation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Artificial Life Research     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Automation and Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Automation and Control Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Automation and Logistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Automation and Smart Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Biomechatronics and Biomedical Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Humanoid Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Imaging & Robotics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Intelligent Information Technologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Intelligent Machines and Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Intelligent Mechatronics and Robotics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Intelligent Robotics and Applications     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Intelligent Systems Design and Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Intelligent Unmanned Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Machine Consciousness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
International Journal of Mechanisms and Robotic Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Mechatronics and Automation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Robotics and Automation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Robotics and Control     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Robotics Applications and Technologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Robotics Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Space-Based and Situated Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Synthetic Emotions     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Tomography & Simulation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Automation and Control     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Control & Instrumentation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Control, Automation and Electrical Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Intelligent Learning Systems and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Robotic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Jurnal Otomasi Kontrol dan Instrumentasi     Open Access  
Machine Translation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Results in Control and Optimization     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Revista Iberoamericana de Automática e Informática Industrial RIAI     Open Access  
ROBOMECH Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Robotic Surgery : Research and Reviews     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Robotica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Robotics and Autonomous Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Robotics and Biomimetics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Science Robotics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Unmanned Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Wearable Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)

           

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Autonomous Robots
Journal Prestige (SJR): 1.131
Citation Impact (citeScore): 3
Number of Followers: 11  
 
  Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
ISSN (Print) 1573-7527 - ISSN (Online) 0929-5593
Published by Springer-Verlag Homepage  [2468 journals]
  • Formal design, verification and implementation of robotic controller
           software via RoboChart and RoboTool

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      Abstract: Abstract Current practice in simulation and implementation of robot controllers is usually undertaken with guidance from high-level design diagrams and pseudocode. Thus, no rigorous connection between the design and the development of a robot controller is established. This paper presents a framework for designing robotic controllers with support for automatic generation of executable code and automatic property checking. A state-machine based notation, RoboChart, and a tool (RoboTool) that implements the automatic generation of code and mathematical models from the designed controllers are presented. We demonstrate the application of RoboChart and its related tool through a case study of a robot performing an exploration task. The automatically generated code is platform independent and is used in both simulation and two different physical robotic platforms. Properties are formally checked against the mathematical models generated by RoboTool, and further validated in the actual simulations and physical experiments. The tool not only provides engineers with a way of designing robotic controllers formally but also paves the way for correct implementation of robotic systems.
      PubDate: 2024-07-05
       
  • Reinforcement learning based autonomous multi-rotor landing on moving
           platforms

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      Abstract: Abstract Multi-rotor UAVs suffer from a restricted range and flight duration due to limited battery capacity. Autonomous landing on a 2D moving platform offers the possibility to replenish batteries and offload data, thus increasing the utility of the vehicle. Classical approaches rely on accurate, complex and difficult-to-derive models of the vehicle and the environment. Reinforcement learning (RL) provides an attractive alternative due to its ability to learn a suitable control policy exclusively from data during a training procedure. However, current methods require several hours to train, have limited success rates and depend on hyperparameters that need to be tuned by trial-and-error. We address all these issues in this work. First, we decompose the landing procedure into a sequence of simpler, but similar learning tasks. This is enabled by applying two instances of the same RL based controller trained for 1D motion for controlling the multi-rotor’s movement in both the longitudinal and the lateral directions. Second, we introduce a powerful state space discretization technique that is based on i) kinematic modeling of the moving platform to derive information about the state space topology and ii) structuring the training as a sequential curriculum using transfer learning. Third, we leverage the kinematics model of the moving platform to also derive interpretable hyperparameters for the training process that ensure sufficient maneuverability of the multi-rotor vehicle. The training is performed using the tabular RL method Double Q-Learning. Through extensive simulations we show that the presented method significantly increases the rate of successful landings, while requiring less training time compared to other deep RL approaches. Furthermore, for two comparison scenarios it achieves comparable performance than a cascaded PI controller. Finally, we deploy and demonstrate our algorithm on real hardware. For all evaluation scenarios we provide statistics on the agent’s performance. Source code is openly available at https://github.com/robot-perception-group/rl_multi_rotor_landing.
      PubDate: 2024-06-06
       
  • Guiding real-world reinforcement learning for in-contact manipulation
           tasks with Shared Control Templates

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      Abstract: Abstract The requirement for a high number of training episodes has been a major limiting factor for the application of Reinforcement Learning (RL) in robotics. Learning skills directly on real robots requires time, causes wear and tear and can lead to damage to the robot and environment due to unsafe exploratory actions. The success of learning skills in simulation and transferring them to real robots has also been limited by the gap between reality and simulation. This is particularly problematic for tasks involving contact with the environment as contact dynamics are hard to model and simulate. In this paper we propose a framework which leverages a shared control framework for modeling known constraints defined by object interactions and task geometry to reduce the state and action spaces and hence the overall dimensionality of the reinforcement learning problem. The unknown task knowledge and actions are learned by a reinforcement learning agent by conducting exploration in the constrained environment. Using a pouring task and grid-clamp placement task (similar to peg-in-hole) as use cases and a 7-DoF arm, we show that our approach can be used to learn directly on the real robot. The pouring task is learned in only 65 episodes (16 min) and the grid-clamp placement task is learned in 75 episodes (17 min) with strong safety guarantees and simple reward functions, greatly alleviating the need for simulation.
      PubDate: 2024-06-04
       
  • Simultaneously learning intentions and preferences during physical
           human-robot cooperation

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      Abstract: Abstract The advent of collaborative robots allows humans and robots to cooperate in a direct and physical way. While this leads to amazing new opportunities to create novel robotics applications, it is challenging to make the collaboration intuitive for the human. From a system’s perspective, understanding the human intentions seems to be one promising way to get there. However, human behavior exhibits large variations between individuals, such as for instance preferences or physical abilities. This paper presents a novel concept for simultaneously learning a model of the human intentions and preferences incrementally during collaboration with a robot. Starting out with a nominal model, the system acquires collaborative skills step-by-step within only very few trials. The concept is based on a combination of model-based reinforcement learning and inverse reinforcement learning, adapted to fit collaborations in which human and robot think and act independently. We test the method and compare it to two baselines: one that imitates the human and one that uses plain maximum entropy inverse reinforcement learning, both in simulation and in a user study with a Franka Emika Panda robot arm.
      PubDate: 2024-06-04
       
  • Laplacian regularized motion tomography for underwater vehicle flow
           mapping with sporadic localization measurements

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      Abstract: Abstract Localization measurements for an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) are often difficult to obtain. In many cases, localization measurements are only available sporadically after the AUV comes to the sea surface. Since the motion of AUVs is often affected by unknown underwater flow fields, the sporadic localization measurements carry information of the underwater flow field. Motion tomography (MT) algorithms have been developed to compute a underwater flow map based on the sporadic localization measurements. This paper extends MT by introducing Laplacian regularization in to the problem formulation and the MT algorithm. Laplacian regularization enforces smoothness in the spatial distribution of the underwater flow field. The resulted Laplacian regularized motion tomography (RMT) algorithm converges to achieve a finite error bounded. The performance of the RMT and other variants of MT are compared through the method of data resolution analysis. The improved performance of RMT is confirmed by experimental data collected from underwater glider ocean sensing experiments.
      PubDate: 2024-05-24
       
  • Correction: Adaptive hybrid local-global sampling for fast informed
           sampling-based optimal path planning

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      PubDate: 2024-05-17
       
  • The human in the loop Perspectives and challenges for RoboCup 2050

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      Abstract: Abstract Robotics researchers have been focusing on developing autonomous and human-like intelligent robots that are able to plan, navigate, manipulate objects, and interact with humans in both static and dynamic environments. These capabilities, however, are usually developed for direct interactions with people in controlled environments, and evaluated primarily in terms of human safety. Consequently, human-robot interaction (HRI) in scenarios with no intervention of technical personnel is under-explored. However, in the future, robots will be deployed in unstructured and unsupervised environments where they will be expected to work unsupervised on tasks which require direct interaction with humans and may not necessarily be collaborative. Developing such robots requires comparing the effectiveness and efficiency of similar design approaches and techniques. Yet, issues regarding the reproducibility of results, comparing different approaches between research groups, and creating challenging milestones to measure performance and development over time make this difficult. Here we discuss the international robotics competition called RoboCup as a benchmark for the progress and open challenges in AI and robotics development. The long term goal of RoboCup is developing a robot soccer team that can win against the world’s best human soccer team by 2050. We selected RoboCup because it requires robots to be able to play with and against humans in unstructured environments, such as uneven fields and natural lighting conditions, and it challenges the known accepted dynamics in HRI. Considering the current state of robotics technology, RoboCup’s goal opens up several open research questions to be addressed by roboticists. In this paper, we (a) summarise the current challenges in robotics by using RoboCup development as an evaluation metric, (b) discuss the state-of-the-art approaches to these challenges and how they currently apply to RoboCup, and (c) present a path for future development in the given areas to meet RoboCup’s goal of having robots play soccer against and with humans by 2050.
      PubDate: 2024-05-16
       
  • Editorial - Robotics: Science and Systems 2022

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      PubDate: 2024-05-03
      DOI: 10.1007/s10514-024-10161-9
       
  • Accelerating sampling-based optimal path planning via adaptive informed
           sampling

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      Abstract: Abstract This paper improves the performance of \(\hbox {RRT}^*\) -like sampling-based path planners by combining admissible informed sampling and local sampling (i.e., sampling the neighborhood of the current solution). An adaptive strategy regulates the trade-off between exploration (admissible informed sampling) and exploitation (local sampling) based on online reward from previous samples. The paper demonstrates that the resulting algorithm is asymptotically optimal and has a better convergence rate than state-of-the-art path planners (e.g., Informed-RRT \(^*\) ) in several simulated and real-world scenarios. An open-source, ROS-compatible implementation of the algorithm is publicly available.
      PubDate: 2024-04-20
      DOI: 10.1007/s10514-024-10157-5
       
  • Reinforcement learning with imitative behaviors for humanoid robots
           navigation: synchronous planning and control

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      Abstract: Abstract Humanoid robots have strong adaptability to complex environments and possess human-like flexibility, enabling them to perform precise farming and harvesting tasks in varying depths of terrains. They serve as essential tools for agricultural intelligence. In this article, a novel method was proposed to improve the robustness of autonomous navigation for humanoid robots, which intercommunicates the data fusion of the footprint planning and control levels. In particular, a deep reinforcement learning model - Proximal Policy Optimization (PPO) that has been fine-tuned is introduced into this layer, before which heuristic trajectory was generated based on imitation learning. In the RL period, the KL divergence between the agent’s policy and imitative expert policy as a value penalty is added to the advantage function. As a proof of concept, our navigation policy is trained in a robotic simulator and then successfully applied to the physical robot GTX for indoor multi-mode navigation. The experimental results conclude that incorporating imitation learning imparts anthropomorphic attributes to robots and facilitates the generation of seamless footstep patterns. There is a significant improvement in ZMP trajectory in y-direction from the center by 21.56% is noticed. Additionally, this method improves dynamic locomotion stability, the body attitude angle falling between less than ± 5.5 \(^\circ \) compared to ± 48.4 \(^\circ \) with traditional algorithm. In general, navigation error is below 5 cm, which we verified in the experiments. It is thought that the outcome of the proposed framework presented in this article can provide a reference for researchers studying autonomous navigation applications of humanoid robots on uneven ground.
      PubDate: 2024-04-17
      DOI: 10.1007/s10514-024-10160-w
       
  • Terrain traversability prediction through self-supervised learning and
           unsupervised domain adaptation on synthetic data

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      Abstract: Abstract Terrain traversability estimation is a fundamental task for supporting robot navigation on uneven surfaces. Recent learning-based approaches for predicting traversability from RGB images have shown promising results, but require manual annotation of a large number of images for training. To address this limitation, we present a method for traversability estimation on unlabeled videos that combines dataset synthesis, self-supervision and unsupervised domain adaptation. We pose the traversability estimation as a vector regression task over vertical bands of the observed frame. The model is pre-trained through self-supervision to reduce the distribution shift between synthetic and real data and encourage shared feature learning. Then, supervised training on synthetic videos is carried out, while employing an unsupervised domain adaptation loss to improve its generalization capabilities on real scenes. Experimental results show that our approach is on par with standard supervised training, and effectively supports robot navigation without the need of manual annotations. Training code and synthetic dataset will be publicly released at: https://github.com/perceivelab/traversability-synth.
      PubDate: 2024-03-30
      DOI: 10.1007/s10514-024-10158-4
       
  • Maximal coverage problems with routing constraints using cross-entropy
           Monte Carlo tree search

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      Abstract: Abstract Spatial search, and environmental monitoring are key technologies in robotics. These problems can be reformulated as maximal coverage problems with routing constraints, which are NP-hard problems. The generalized cost-benefit algorithm (GCB) can solve these problems with theoretical guarantees. To achieve better performance, evolutionary algorithms (EA) boost its performance via more samples. However, it is hard to know the terminal conditions of EA to outperform GCB. To solve these problems with theoretical guarantees and terminal conditions, in this research, the cross-entropy based Monte Carlo Tree Search algorithm (CE-MCTS) is proposed. It consists of three parts: the EA for sampling the branches, the upper confidence bound policy for selections, and the estimation of distribution algorithm for simulations. The experiments demonstrate that the CE-MCTS outperforms benchmark approaches (e.g., GCB, EAMC) in spatial search problems.
      PubDate: 2024-01-30
      DOI: 10.1007/s10514-024-10156-6
       
  • Collocation methods for second and higher order systems

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      Abstract: Abstract It is often unnoticed that the predominant way to use collocation methods is fundamentally flawed when applied to optimal control in robotics. Such methods assume that the system dynamics is given by a first order ODE, whereas robots are often governed by a second or higher order ODE involving configuration variables and their time derivatives. To apply a collocation method, therefore, the usual practice is to resort to the well known procedure of casting an Mth order ODE into M first order ones. This manipulation, which in the continuous domain is perfectly valid, leads to inconsistencies when the problem is discretized. Since the configuration variables and their time derivatives are approximated with polynomials of the same degree, their differential dependencies cannot be fulfilled, and the actual dynamics is not satisfied, not even at the collocation points. This paper draws attention to this problem, and develops improved versions of the trapezoidal and Hermite–Simpson collocation methods that do not present these inconsistencies. In many cases, the new methods reduce the dynamics transcription error in one order of magnitude, or even more, without noticeably increasing the cost of computing the solutions.
      PubDate: 2024-01-28
      DOI: 10.1007/s10514-023-10155-z
       
  • Boosting the hospital by integrating mobile robotic assistance systems: a
           comprehensive classification of the risks to be addressed

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      Abstract: Abstract Mobile service robots are a promising technology for supporting workflows throughout the hospital. Combined with an understanding of the environment and the current situation, such systems have the potential to become invaluable tools for overcoming personal shortages and streamlining healthcare workflows. However, few robotic systems have actually been translated to practical application so far, which is due to many challenges centered around the strict and unique requirements imposed by the different hospital environments, which have not yet been collected and analyzed in a structured manner. To address this need, we now present a comprehensive classification of different dimensions of risk to be considered when designing mobile service robots for the hospital. Our classification consists of six risk categories – environmental complexity, hygienic requirements, interaction with persons and objects, workflow flexibility and autonomy – for each of which a scale with distinct risk levels is provided. This concept, for the first time allows for a precise classification of mobile service robots for the hospital, which can prove useful for certification and admission procedures as well as for defining architectural and safety requirements throughout the design process of such robots.
      PubDate: 2024-01-24
      DOI: 10.1007/s10514-023-10154-0
       
  • Multi-directional Interaction Force Control with an Aerial Manipulator
           Under External Disturbances

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      Abstract: Abstract To improve accuracy and robustness of interactive aerial robots, the knowledge of the forces acting on the platform is of uttermost importance. The robot should distinguish interaction forces from external disturbances in order to be compliant with the firsts and reject the seconds. This represents a challenge since disturbances might be of different nature (physical contact, aerodynamic, modeling errors) and be applied to different points of the robot. This work presents a new \(\hbox {extended Kalman filter (EKF)}\) based estimator for both external disturbance and interaction forces. The estimator fuses information coming from the system’s dynamic model and it’s state with wrench measurements coming from a Force-Torque sensor. This allows for robust interaction control at the tool’s tip even in presence of external disturbance wrenches acting on the platform. We employ the filter estimates in a novel hybrid force/motion controller to perform force tracking not only along the tool direction, but from any platform’s orientation, without losing the stability of the pose controller. The proposed framework is extensively tested on an omnidirectional aerial manipulator (AM) performing push and slide operations and transitioning between different interaction surfaces, while subject to external disturbances. The experiments are done equipping the AM with two different tools: a rigid interaction stick and an actuated delta manipulator, showing the generality of the approach. Moreover, the estimation results are compared to a state-of-the-art momentum-based estimator, clearly showing the superiority of the EKF approach.
      PubDate: 2023-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10514-023-10128-2
       
  • ProgPrompt: program generation for situated robot task planning using
           large language models

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      Abstract: Abstract Task planning can require defining myriad domain knowledge about the world in which a robot needs to act. To ameliorate that effort, large language models (LLMs) can be used to score potential next actions during task planning, and even generate action sequences directly, given an instruction in natural language with no additional domain information. However, such methods either require enumerating all possible next steps for scoring, or generate free-form text that may contain actions not possible on a given robot in its current context. We present a programmatic LLM prompt structure that enables plan generation functional across situated environments, robot capabilities, and tasks. Our key insight is to prompt the LLM with program-like specifications of the available actions and objects in an environment, as well as with example programs that can be executed. We make concrete recommendations about prompt structure and generation constraints through ablation experiments, demonstrate state of the art success rates in VirtualHome household tasks, and deploy our method on a physical robot arm for tabletop tasks. Website and code at progprompt.github.io
      PubDate: 2023-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10514-023-10135-3
       
  • Pseudo-trilateral adversarial training for domain adaptive traversability
           prediction

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      Abstract: Abstract Traversability prediction is a fundamental perception capability for autonomous navigation. Deep neural networks (DNNs) have been widely used to predict traversability during the last decade. The performance of DNNs is significantly boosted by exploiting a large amount of data. However, the diversity of data in different domains imposes significant gaps in the prediction performance. In this work, we make efforts to reduce the gaps by proposing a novel pseudo-trilateral adversarial model that adopts a coarse-to-fine alignment (CALI) to perform unsupervised domain adaptation (UDA). Our aim is to transfer the perception model with high data efficiency, eliminate the prohibitively expensive data labeling, and improve the generalization capability during the adaptation from easy-to-access source domains to various challenging target domains. Existing UDA methods usually adopt a bilateral zero-sum game structure. We prove that our CALI model—a pseudo-trilateral game structure is advantageous over existing bilateral game structures. This proposed work bridges theoretical analyses and algorithm designs, leading to an efficient UDA model with easy and stable training. We further develop a variant of CALI—Informed CALI, which is inspired by the recent success of mixup data augmentation techniques and mixes informative regions based on the results of CALI. This mixture step provides an explicit bridging between the two domains and exposes under-performing classes more during training. We show the superiorities of our proposed models over multiple baselines in several challenging domain adaptation setups. To further validate the effectiveness of our proposed models, we then combine our perception model with a visual planner to build a navigation system and show the high reliability of our model in complex natural environments.
      PubDate: 2023-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10514-023-10123-7
       
  • Dynamic task allocation approaches for coordinated exploration of
           Subterranean environments

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      Abstract: Abstract This paper presents the methods used by team CSIRO Data61 for multi-agent coordination and exploration in the DARPA Subterranean (SubT) Challenge. The SubT competition involved a single operator sending teams of robots to rapidly explore underground environments with severe navigation and communication challenges. Coordination was framed as a multi-robot task allocation (MRTA) problem to allow for a seamless integration of exploration with other required tasks. Methods for extending a consensus-based task allocation approach for an online and highly dynamic mission are discussed. Exploration tasks were generated from frontiers in a map of traversable space, and graph-based heuristics applied to guide the selection of exploration tasks. Results from simulation, field testing, and the final competition are presented. Team CSIRO Data61 tied for most points scored and achieved second place during the final SubT event.
      PubDate: 2023-11-23
      DOI: 10.1007/s10514-023-10142-4
       
  • AuRo special issue on large language models in robotics guest editorial

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      PubDate: 2023-11-17
      DOI: 10.1007/s10514-023-10153-1
       
  • Correction: Efficiently exploring for human robot interaction: partially
           observable Poisson processes

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      PubDate: 2023-11-11
      DOI: 10.1007/s10514-023-10152-2
       
 
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  Subjects -> COMPUTER SCIENCE (Total: 2313 journals)
    - ANIMATION AND SIMULATION (33 journals)
    - ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (133 journals)
    - AUTOMATION AND ROBOTICS (116 journals)
    - CLOUD COMPUTING AND NETWORKS (75 journals)
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AUTOMATION AND ROBOTICS (116 journals)                     

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ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Advanced Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Advances in Computed Tomography     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Image and Video Processing     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
Advances in Robotics & Automation     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Artificial Life and Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Augmented Human Research     Hybrid Journal  
Automated Software Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Automatic Control and Information Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Automation and Remote Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Autonomous Robots     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Biocybernetics and Biological Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Biological Cybernetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Biomimetic Intelligence and Robotics     Open Access  
Cognitive Robotics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Computer-Aided Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Construction Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Current Robotics Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Cybernetics & Human Knowing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Cybernetics and Systems Analysis     Hybrid Journal  
Cybernetics and Systems: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Design Automation for Embedded Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Digital Zone : Jurnal Teknologi Informasi Dan Komunikasi     Open Access  
Drone Systems and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Electrical Engineering and Automation     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Facta Universitatis, Series : Automatic Control and Robotics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Foundations and Trends® in Robotics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
GIScience & Remote Sensing     Open Access   (Followers: 58)
IAES International Journal of Robotics and Automation     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 69)
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 70)
IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
IEEE Transactions on Medical Robotics and Bionics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57)
IEEE Transactions on Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 71)
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
IET Cyber-systems and Robotics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
IET Systems Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Industrial Robot An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intelligent Control and Automation     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Intelligent Service Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Adaptive, Resilient and Autonomic Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Advanced Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Agent Technologies and Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Ambient Computing and Intelligence     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Applied Evolutionary Computation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Artificial Life Research     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Automation and Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Automation and Control Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Automation and Logistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Automation and Smart Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Biomechatronics and Biomedical Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Humanoid Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Imaging & Robotics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Intelligent Information Technologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Intelligent Machines and Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Intelligent Mechatronics and Robotics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Intelligent Robotics and Applications     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Intelligent Systems Design and Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Intelligent Unmanned Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Machine Consciousness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
International Journal of Mechanisms and Robotic Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Mechatronics and Automation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Robotics and Automation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Robotics and Control     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Robotics Applications and Technologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Robotics Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Space-Based and Situated Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Synthetic Emotions     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Tomography & Simulation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Automation and Control     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Control & Instrumentation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Control, Automation and Electrical Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Intelligent Learning Systems and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Robotic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Jurnal Otomasi Kontrol dan Instrumentasi     Open Access  
Machine Translation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Results in Control and Optimization     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Revista Iberoamericana de Automática e Informática Industrial RIAI     Open Access  
ROBOMECH Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Robotic Surgery : Research and Reviews     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Robotica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Robotics and Autonomous Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Robotics and Biomimetics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Science Robotics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Unmanned Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Wearable Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)

           

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