[robotics-worldwide] Call for papers: new deadline for Special Issue of Robotica

Eduardo Bayro edb at gdl.cinvestav.mx
Tue Nov 14 18:20:45 PST 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 linkages.
   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, January 15, 2006.    Review decision by March. 
15, 2007.    Expected publication date, May 15  2007.

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

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