[robotics-worldwide] Special Issue: JFR Safety,
Security and Rescue Robots
voyles at cs.umn.edu
Thu Sep 21 23:32:05 PDT 2006
The Journal of Field Robotics (JFR) announces a special issue on robotic
aspects of safety, security, and rescue to examine issues related to the
fielding of robots to respond to or prevent emergencies of either natural
or man-made origins. Such emergencies provide many challenges for
mechanisms, navigation, sensing, networking, collaboration, human/machine
interaction, and decision making.
We invite papers that exhibit state-of-the-art theory and methods applied
to fielded studies including:
* novel locomotion mechanisms for rough terrain
* robotic sensors and sensing techniques for unstructured or
* novel human/robot interaction devices and paradigms for emergency
* collaborative systems of land/sea/air vehicles for
* lessons learned from robotic land/sea/air deployments in mines,
collapsed structures, and wide area disasters
The complete call for papers for this special issue can be found at:
Please note that the deadline for submissions is November 1, 2006.
We look forward to your submission.
-Richard Voyles and Howie Choset
Richard Voyles | Computer Science
voyles at cs.umn.edu | University of Minnesota
phone: (612) 624-8306 | 200 Union Street S.E.
fax: (612) 625-0572 | Minneapolis, MN 55455-0159
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