3D Robotics

Check out this open access robotics journal


It's free and open! Current issue has an interesting paper on sensorless control of DC motors with a Kalman filter. 

The journal covers:

"...international activities that relate to the design (mechanical, control architectures, actorics, sensorics...), experimental results and applications of:

  • Autonomous Robotic Vehicles (aerial, ground, underwater)
  • Wheeled Mobile Robots
  • Reconfigurable Robots
  • Micro Robots
  • Multi-Robot Systems
  • Swarm and Cooperative Robotics
  • Soccer Robotics
  • Navigation
  • Perception
  • Localization & Mapping
  • Path Planning
  • SLAM Algorithms
  • Robot Cognition, Adaptation and Learning
  • Evolutionary Robotics
  • GA and Neural Networks for Mobile Robots
  • Simulation and Visualization Tools for Mobile Robots"
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  • @Anish - I've found in my limited experience that the papers are not as high quality as other more traditional sources, in general, but there are exceptions. You have to admire their open source spirit .

    You may want to check out their sections on robotics and control theory


    (their "books" are typically collections of papers). They have an entire book on UAVs (http://www.intechopen.com/books/show/title/aerial_vehicles). Searches on "flying", "aerial", and even "quadrotors" will turn up some interesting hits.

    - Roy

  • Nice what an awesome resource.  I've already found 4 or 5 books on that site as well on various things that interest me.  Excellent find.  I hope more such things keep showing up.

  • I agree there is something archaic about the "closed" nature of most journals. That model worked in past decades, before the Internet and when you had to subscribe (maybe $100/yr for individuals and, gasp, several $k/yr for institutions) to get a physical copy. Now a lot of researchers post PDFs of their papers online- clearly a violation of the copyright transfer but the practice is widespread. You have to understand the researcher's point of view- they want the world to see their work! It would be nice if a new crowdsourced model could evolve that allows rapid, free dissemination yet somehow still allows for the rigor of peer review. Maybe it would appear like Wikipedia but with more rigor (somehow)? It would take several high-impact journals to go this route for it to be viable though.

    The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), by the way, has a copyright form that optionally allows the author to keep the copyright, but license it to AIAA. You can then do what you want with your publication. Too bad the 800-pound gorilla IEEE doesn't allow the same.

  • Not sure of the quality of papers, wrt other competing journals, but as someone who has published academic papers, I did find the traditional model a bit bizarre to put it mildly ( author seems to have no rights :( )
  • @chris thanks again for keeping an eye out for the community for interesting stuff
  • It's about time!

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