Recently, many intelligent robots have been developed for the future society. Particularly, intelligent robots should continue to perform tasks in real environments such as homes, commercial facilities and public facilities. The growing needs to automate daily tasks combined with new robot technologies are driving the development of human-friendly robots. Intelligent robots should have human-like intelligence and cognitive capabilities to co-exist with people.
Artificial intelligence is very important to provide human-friendly services by robots. Research on artificial intelligence, cognition computing, and soft computing has a long history. The concepts of adaptation, learning, and cognitive development should be introduced more intensively in the next generation robotics. Furthermore, the advent of Internet of Things, 5G wireless technology, and robotics technology may also bring brand-new emerging intelligence to robots.
This special session focuses on the intelligence of robots emerging from the adaptation, learning, and cognitive development through the interaction with people and dynamic environments from the conceptual, theoretical, methodological, and technical points of view. It follows two earlier special sessions on the same topic (VSI-air, January 2019 and VSI-air2, November 2020).
The topics of interests in this special session include:
– Robot Intelligence
– Learning, Adaptation, and Evolution in Robotics
– Human-Robot Interaction
– Embodied Cognitive Science
– Perception and Action
– Intelligent Robots
– Fuzzy, Neural, and Evolutionary Computation for Robotics
– Evolutionary Robotics
– Soft Computing for Vision and Learning
Submission of manuscripts:
Research articles must not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. All articles will be peer-reviewed and accepted based on quality, originality, novelty, and relevance to the theme of the special section. Before submission, authors should carefully read the Guide for Authors available at
Authors should submit their papers through the journal’s web submission tool at https://www.editorialmanager.com/compeleceng/default.aspx by selecting “VSI-air3” under the “Issues” tab.
Submission of manuscript: December 30, 2020
Submission of revised manuscript: March 1, 2021
Notification of the re-review: April 30, 2021
Final notification: July 30, 2021
Final paper due: August 15, 2021
Publication date: November, 2021
Dr. Huimin Lu, Kyushu Institute of Technology
Huimin Lu received double M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Kyushu Institute of Technology in 2011 and received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Kyushu Institute of Technology in 2014. From 2013 to 2016, he was a JSPS research fellow (DC2, PD, and FPD) at Kyushu Institute of Technology. Currently, he is an Associate Professor in Kyushu Institute of Technology and an Excellent Young Researcher of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)-Japan. He serves as area editor or associate editor for Computers & Electrical Engineering, Wireless Networks, Applied Soft Computing, etc. He is the Leading Guest Editor for Mobile Networks and Applications, Optics & Laser Technology, Multimedia Tools and Applications, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, Pattern Recognition, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, etc. His research interests include artificial intelligence, machine vision, deep-sea observing, Internet of Things and robotics. He has authored or co-authored 100+ papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences, which have received 3000+ citations, 10 ESI highly cited papers and 2 ESI hot papers. As the lead editor, he has edited 3 books and have 100K+ downloads. He has received 20+ awards and 20+ funds from the governments and associations. He is elected as the Fellow of European Alliance for Innovation (EAI) and Senior Member of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 2019.