As a guest editor, it is my great honor to invite you to submit your
high-quality work to our special issue:
If you are interested, please submit your paper to this special issue with
selecting me (Keke Tang) as the handling editor.
Guangzhou University, China
Humanoid robots attract growing research interests from different
communities, both as tools for artificial intelligence research and
neurocognitive interaction assessment and, as enabling technology with high
societal impacts as personal robots for health, education, and
entertainment. These robots, modeled on the basis of the embodiment of
neural systems in software and hardware devices, are characterized by a
high number of degrees of freedom, complex end effectors and locomotion
mechanisms on the hardware side. On the control side, they are
characterized by the intrinsic and complex variety of their behavioral
skills that are learned (imitation, reinforcement, statistical), for
instance, learning-by-demonstration, data-driven approaches to humanoid arm
programming, and the most recent AI-based approaches to manipulation and
Targeting co-existence or physical interactions with humans, both
intelligence and safety are of great importance for service-oriented
humanoid robots. Intelligence and safety correspond to software and
hardware levels of humanoid robots, respectively. There has been recent
progress in both areas, such as the quick emergence of learning-based
artificial intelligence and soft robotics, bringing paradigm changes to the
brain-inspired humanoid design, control, and applications.
This second volume focuses on the intelligence and safety of humanoid
robots, and the interest extends to the interactions between the two areas:
1) Intelligence resulting from safety: mechanically programmable
intelligence for soft humanoid robots that does not put heavy reliance on
2) Safety resulting from intelligence: cybersecurity challenges and
solutions arising from intelligent humanoids with learning and adaptation
We welcome manuscript submissions addressing the design, control, and
application of safe and intelligent humanoid parts and systems.
Topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Design of soft and compliant humanoid robots, for instance, robotic
fingers, hands, arms, legs.
- Decentralized control or high-level control of humanoid robotic fingers,
hands, arms, legs with neural networks.
- Intelligent interaction between human and humanoid robots for human-robot
cooperative tasks, for instance, lifting the table.
- Techniques to guarantee safety between human and humanoid robots,
corresponding to the software and hardware levels.