Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Industrial Robotics - New Paradigms

Antoni Grau

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya


Zhuping Wang

Tongji University


New control strategies Modeling and identification Hands and new tools 3D printing Cooperative-collaborative-corobots Smart factory Human-robot interaction Teleoperation Autonomous cars UAV and USV Education and training Social robotics

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About the book

This book is intended to cover some classical topics and subjects in industrial robotics with the latest technologies. These subjects cover mechanics and new control strategies, new morphologies that are appearing together with new applications, modeling and simulation, and path planning. The advances in new hands’ design, manipulation and grasping are gaining attention for new applications, as well as the new 3D printing techniques for rapid prototyping of such hands and new tools. However, the irruption of Industry 4.0 brings a new kind of robotics usage in industry environments, and cooperative, collaborative and co-robots techniques are entering the floor with strength. Humans are sharing the environment with new robot designs; security, communications and interaction, and simulated and hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) are important issues that will be also covered in the book. Additionally, the editors would like to emphasize the new industrial applications that emerge with the use of autonomous robots; unmanned aerial, surface and underwater vehicles are new technologies that open the automation of classical applications, and autonomous cars provide new possibilities uncovered so far. These robots need new control methodologies, SLAM, mapping, navigation and new sensoring technologies and algorithms, which will be also covered in this book. The editors would also give special attention to education and training in robotics, and to the ethical use in the new era of industrial robotics.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: June 10th 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: August 30th 2019

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Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: November 18th 2019

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Expected publication date: January 17th 2020

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About the editor

Antoni Grau

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Antoni Grau received the MS and PhD degrees in computer science from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, in 1990 and 1997, respectively. He is currently a Professor at the Department of Automatic Control, UPC, also giving lectures on computer vision, digital signal processing and robotics at the School of Informatics of Barcelona (FIB) and the College of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona (EEBE). He lectures computer vision at the Robotics and Vision Master at BarcelonaTech. Dr. Grau is the Director of the “Control Engineering and Industrial Automation” postgraduate course. He is the co-author of a series of three books on programmable logic controllers and industrial communications. He also co-authored the book “Education for the Sustainability in Automatic Control”. He is the author of more than 240 published papers. His research areas are computer vision, pattern recognition, robotics, factory automation and education on sustainable development. Dr. Grau is a member of the International Association for Pattern Recognition and the International Federation of Automatic Control. He chaired several international conferences. He is also a member of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IEEE-IES), co-chairing the Technical Subcommittee “FA11: Intelligent and Cooperative Robotics”. He serves as Associated Editor of the Transactions on Industrial Informatics journal.

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