[robotics-worldwide] Special Issue: JFR Safety, Security and Rescue Robots

Richard Voyles 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
semi-structured terrain
    * 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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