Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Service Robotics

Volkan Sezer

Istanbul Technical University


Sinan Öncü

Boğaziçi University

Pınar Boyraz Baykas

Chalmers University of Technology


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As a formal definition from “International Organization for Standardization”, service robots are robots that perform useful tasks for humans or equipment excluding industrial automation applications. From this perspective, the service robotics covers a very wide area including; personal, agriculture, logistic, medical and defense robots. Automated vacuum cleaners, lawn mover robots, automated guided vehicles for warehouses or intelligent wheelchairs are some of the examples of this field. All these types of robots have different levels of autonomy and they become smarter using artificial intelligence techniques day by day. Parallel to this improvement, the service robotics market has been growing very rapidly especially during the last few years. Authors are invited to submit their chapters on state of the art service robotics research and applications. The chapters may include but will not be limited to; the mechanical/electrical design, algorithm development for autonomy, human robot interaction (HRI) and control of the service robots. This book intends to show the reader the state of the art research and applications of different types of service robotics.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: November 11th 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: January 31st 2020

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: April 20th 2020

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: June 19th 2020

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About the editor

Volkan Sezer

Istanbul Technical University

Volkan Sezer is currently an Associate Professor at Control and Automation Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University. He received his BSc in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey in 2005, MSc in Mechatronics Engineering and PhD in Control and Automation Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey in 2008 and 2012 respectively. After his PhD, he researched the subject in Singapore at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) as a researcher in Future Urban Mobility (FM) group. His research area covers robotics and automotive technology and his interests mostly lie in autonomous/semi-autonomous ground vehicles, mobile robotics, control of hybrid electric vehicles, trajectory planning, machine learning, obstacle/collision avoidance and active safety in road vehicles.

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