Space Robot

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The Science Partner Journal Space: Science & Technology is now considering submissions for its first special issue, Space Robot.

Scope

Space robots are a type of specialized robot that replaces humans in conducting scientific experiments, external vehicular activities, space exploration and other activities in space. Space robots are gradually changing the traditional modes of space transportation, on-orbit construction, on-orbit maintenance, and planetary exploration. It is one of the important enabling means for future unmanned and manned space missions. The development of space robots presents design, fabrication, and control challenges, as such devices will operate in space where the environment differs greatly from earth. The space robot field calls for collaborative efforts between physicists, chemists, biologists, computer scientists, engineers, and other specialists to work towards this common objective.

In an effort to disseminate the current advances in space robots, and to stimulate discussion on the future research directions in this field, Space: Science & Technology invites papers for a special issue in this area. This special issue is aimed at gathering the latest works by robotics researchers facing the diverse problems related to space robots.

    Guest Editors

    Prof. Dr. Zhihong Jiang, Beijing Institute of Technology

    Portrait of Prof. Dr. Zhihong JiangDr. Zhihong Jiang received the Ph.D. degree from Tsinghua University in 2005. He is currently a professor with the School of Mechatronical Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China. His research interests include space intelligent robotics, industry robot systems, artificial intelligence and robot vision, and human-machine interaction. Currently, his research works have been applied in the robotic system of the China Space Station and he is a member of the expert team for the technical assessment of the robotics of the China Space Station.

    Prof. Dr. Jinguo Liu, Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences

    Portrait of Prof. Dr. Jinguo LiuDr. Jinguo Liu received the Ph.D. degree in mechatronics from Shenyang Institute of Automation (SIA), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), in 2007, where he has been a full professor since January 2011. He has been the Assistant Director of the State Key Laboratory of Robotics since 2008, and has also been the Associate Director of the Center for Space Automation Technologies and Systems since 2015. His research interests mainly include space robots and bio-inspired robotics. He services as the Associate Editor or Technical Editor of several journals such as IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Journal of Field Robotics, Mechanical Sciences, Science China Technological Sciences, Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering, and Chinese Journal of Aeronautics.

    Prof. Dr. Yiwei Liu, Harbin Institute of Technology

    Portrait of Prof. Dr. Yiwei LiuDr. Yiwei Liu received the Ph.D. degree from the Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, in 2006. He is currently a professor with the State Key Laboratory of Robotics and System, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China. He is engaged in the research of basic theories, key technologies, and engineering applications of dexterous operation of space robots. The research in the field of driving built-in dexterous hands, in which he works as a core member at the international leading level and has been applied to many research institutions at home and abroad.

    Prof. Dr. Hui Li, Beijing Institute of Technology

    Portrait of Prof. Dr. Hui LiDr. Hui Li received the M.S. degree from the Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, in 2007, and the Ph.D. degree from the Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China, in 2011, all in mechatronic engineering. He is currently an Associate Professor with the School of Mechatronical Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology. His research interests include space robot, intelligent robotics, industry robot systems, artificial intelligence, and robot vision.

     

     

      Table of Contents

      As articles within the special issue are published they will appear below.


      A High-Efficient Finite Difference Method for Flexible Manipulator with Boundary Feedback Control

      Fushou Liu, Dongping Jin

      Space: Science & Technology, vol. 2021, Article ID 9874563, 10 pages, 2021


      Research on a Visual Servo Method of a Manipulator Based on Velocity Feedforward

      Rui Wang, Changchun Liang, Dong Pan, Xiaodong Zhang, Pengfei Xin, Xiaodong Du

      Space: Science & Technology, vol. 2021, Article ID 9763179, 8 pages, 2021


      A Light Space Manipulator with High Load-to-Weight Ratio: System Development and Compliance Control

      Zhiwei Wu, Yongting Chen, Wenfu Xu

      Space: Science & Technology, vol. 2021, Article ID 9760520, 12 pages, 2021


      A New Recursive Composite Adaptive Controller for Robot Manipulators

      Jianfei Li, Yaobing Wang, Zhiyong Liu, Xin Jing, Chengwei Hu

      Space: Science & Technology, vol. 2021, Article ID 9801421, 7 pages, 2021