Several missions are planned to explore the moon, Mars, asteroids, and comets, and a lot of researchers are studying and developing lunar or planetary rovers for future surface exploration. Even more international cooperative missions are under discussion targeting human lunar exploration. Space robotics is expected to support external vehicular activities (EVA) and internal vehicular activities (IVA) for future space utilization. Future space projects will require robotics technology to repair, and maintain orbiting satellites or to construct large structures in space. A key technology in those missions is space robotics including Al and automation.
We are inviting you, our readers, to submit papers on advanced space robotics, AI, and robotics and automation in space, including the following:
– Artificial intelligence in space: autonomous locations, navigation and map-building, SLAM technology, fault detection, isolation and recovery methods, image processing, object identification and feature detection, task planning, and scheduling, etc.
– Robotics in space: mechanical design of planetary rovers, space manipulators, actuators, and sensors for space robots, end-effectors and tools, reconfigurable robots and robot mobility, etc.
– Automation in space: simulation technology, test methods, remote operations, human-machine interaction, interaction with the space environment, and data mining and analysis, etc.