Research Topic

Software Architectures for Humanoid Robotics

  • Submission closed.

About this Research Topic

In the past few years humanoid robots have evolved at a rapid pace. Research has made impressive advancements on both mechatronics and cognitive capabilities, including learning, perception and control. At the same time the explosion of the market of mobile devices has led to a remarkable increase in the ...

In the past few years humanoid robots have evolved at a rapid pace. Research has made impressive advancements on both mechatronics and cognitive capabilities, including learning, perception and control. At the same time the explosion of the market of mobile devices has led to a remarkable increase in the computational capabilities of embedded CPUs and has made available higher resolution sensors and inertial units.

Research on humanoid robotics is attacking problems such as human-robot interaction, whole body control, object manipulation and tool use. These research efforts must be supported by an adequate software infrastructure which allows experimenting with new hardware and algorithms while at the same time reducing debugging time and maximizing code-reuse. The complexity of humanoid robots and their peculiar application domain require that further software engineering efforts are devoted to support the proper integration of diverse capabilities.

While research in mechatronics, motor control, learning and perception receive wide visibility in in international conference and journals, software tools and software engineering know-how are rarely shared among groups working on different platforms.

This Research Topic invites submissions describing efforts in software engineering in the broad field of humanoid robotics. Contributions are sought in (but not limited to) the following topics:
- Design choices and patterns of a complete software architectures of a humanoid platform
- Lessons learned and best practices in software development for humanoid robotics
- Domain Specific Languages and their application to software development in humanoid robotics
- Design of software abstractions for actuators, sensors as well as algorithms for perception and control
- Interoperability between heterogeneous systems
- Strategies for coordination and arbitration of software components
- Real-time architectures and communication protocols
- Knowledge representation and robot memory structures
- Towards 24/7 humanoid robots: Increasing robustness of robot software through testing, self-monitoring, fault tolerance, and autonomous system health inspection
- Simulating the world: How to transfer robot programs from simulation to reality


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be in line with the scope of the specialty and field to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Manuscripts discovered during any stage of peer review to be outside of the scope may be transferred to a suitable section or field, or withdrawn from review.

Recent Articles

Loading..

About Frontiers Research Topics

With their unique mixes of varied contributions from Original Research to Review Articles, Research Topics unify the most influential researchers, the latest key findings and historical advances in a hot research area! Find out more on how to host your own Frontiers Research Topic or contribute to one as an author.

Topic Editors

Loading..

Submission Deadlines

Submission closed.

Participating Journals

Loading..

Topic Editors

Loading..

Submission Deadlines

Submission closed.

Participating Journals

Loading..
Loading..
Since beginning

total views article views article downloads topic views

 
Top countries
Top referring sites

Domain
Field
Specialty

Industry
Education
Position

Age and Gender
Loading..

Comments

Loading..

Add a comment

Add comment
Back to top