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Recent Advances in Nonlinear Robot Control Technology

Manuscript deadline
30 September 2023

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Takeshi Hatanaka, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
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Yuki Nishimura, Kagoshima University, Japan

Masaaki Nagahara, The University of Kitakyushu, Japan

Satoshi Satoh, Osaka University, Japan

Kazuma Sekiguchi, Tokyo City University, Japan

Hyo-Sung Ahn, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea

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Recent Advances in Nonlinear Robot Control Technology

Guest Editors (continued):

Jose M. Maestre (University of Seville, Spain)

Srikant Sukumar (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India)

Gennaro Notomista (University of Waterloo, Canada)


 Nonlinear control technology has played a key role since the inception of robot control. Beyond traditional nonlinearity in local robot dynamics, increasingly complex control systems require addressing nonlinearities at the system level. Recent groundbreaking advances in artificial intelligence have opened the door to transforming systems previously treated as just uncertainties, as typified by humans and environment, into nonlinear systems. It is no exaggeration to say that it is more difficult to find a system that is purely closed to the linear world. Despite high maturity of traditional nonlinear control, novel theories and control tools have continued to be developed, e.g. control barrier functions, optimal mass transport, formal methods, and data-driven and learning-based control.  The purpose of this special issue is to present recent theory and practice of nonlinear control technology that can be effectively applied to robotics. It aims at collecting a representative body of innovative theoretical contributions that have potential applications to robotics as well as applicative robotics researches that show successful implementation of recent theory of nonlinear control. Prospective contributed papers are invited to cover, but are not limited to, theoretical and applicative researches on the following topics

  • nonlinear control theory and application (Lyapunov theory, sliding mode control, control over manifold, etc.)
  • safe control technology
  • nonlinear stochastic control
  • nonlinear model predictive control
  • nonlinear control of multi-robot systems
  • discrete-event systems and hybrid systems including formal methods
  • event/self-triggered control
  • secure and resilient control
  • machine learning and data driven methods
  • human-in-the-loop and human-machine interaction

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The full-length manuscript (PDF or Microsoft Word file) should be sent to the office of Advanced Robotics, Robotics Society of Japan, through its WEB site at: Templates for the manuscript as well as instructions for the Authors are available at the homepage.

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  • Details of different types of papers that will be accepted: Full paper, Short paper, and Survey paper
  • Expected publication dates: 30 September 2023

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