[robotics-worldwide] Call for papers special issue of robotica. Title: Geometry in Robotics and Sensing

Eduardo José Bayro Corrochano edb at gdl.cinvestav.mx
Thu Jun 8 10:22:30 PDT 2006

 Call for papers:  Special Issue of Robotica

  Title: Geometry in Robotics and Sensing

      In the 19th Century, at the height of the industrial revolution,
many of the
      most prominent mathematicians of the day were studying the
geometry of mechanisms
      and machines.  Some of the foundations of modern geometry date
back to these
      researches, although it is difficult to tell this from a reading
of modern texts
      in geometry.

      The past few years has seen an increasing number of
mathematicians looking at
      geometrical problems in robotics and sensing.  A few of them
have published their
      work in robotics journals but most have been content to publish
their work in
      maths journals or at specialist conferences.  This special issue
of Robotica seeks
      to expose some of this work to a more general robotics audience
and begin a
      mutually beneficial discussion between the mathematicians,
computer scientists
      and engineers.  We hope to demonstrate that modern mathematical
techniques have a
      great deal to offer practising engineers.  We also wish to show
than many problems
      in engineering can give rise to interesting and sophisticated

   Topics of interest include (but are not limited to),

      Algebraic and differential geometry of configurations spaces of

      Geometry of the group of rigid-body motions.

      Enumerative geometry of robot mechanisms.

      Differential geometry of robot dynamics and control.

      Geometry of grasping and object manipulation.

      Geometrically based numerical methods.

      Singularities and singular phenomena.

      Geometry in visual servoing and tracking.

      Geometric aspects of robot vision and image processing.

      Haptic geometry.

  Deadline for submission, Nov. 1, 2006.  
  Review decision by Jan. 1, 2007.  
  Expected publication date, March 1 2007.

  Guest editors:  J.M. Selig and Eduardo Bayro-Corrochano

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