[robotics-worldwide] CFP: RAS Special Issue on Humanoid Soccer Robots

Sven Behnke behnke at informatik.uni-freiburg.de
Tue Jan 22 03:41:47 PST 2008

Call for Papers

Robotics and Autonomous Systems (Elsevier)

Special Issue: Humanoid Soccer Robots

Guest Editors:
* Sven Behnke (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany)
* Emanuele Menegatti (University of Padua, Italy)
* Changjiu Zhou (Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore)

In recent years, significant progress has been made in the design and 
control of autonomous humanoid robots. One area, where this progress is 
particularly visible, is humanoid robot soccer.
FIRA (Federation of International Robosoccer Association) and the 
RoboCup Federation organize annual international competitions for soccer 
robots that include leagues for humanoid robots. These competitions 
foster AI and intelligent robotics research by providing a standard 
problem where a wide range of technologies can be integrated and 
benchmarked. The ultimate goal of the RoboCup initiative is to develop a 
team of soccer-playing humanoid robots that shall be able to beat the 
champion of the most recent World Cup under FIFA official rules by the 
mid-21st century.
Although current humanoid soccer robots are far from playing at human 
level, dramatic improvements in walking ability, perception of the game 
situation, team play, and robustness can be observed. Also, a humanoid 
robot has been chosen as the new standard platform for RoboCup and the 
simulation games use now models of complex humanoid soccer robots.

This special issue will cover humanoid soccer robots from the 
intelligent autonomous systems perspective. Possible topics include, but 
are not limited to:
* Humanoid soccer robot construction
* Algorithms for control of complex full-body motion
* Visual perception of the game situation
* Perceptual and motor learning
* Action planning
* Cooperation and team play
* Software architectures for humanoid soccer robots
* Humanoid soccer robot platforms
* Simulation of complex humanoid soccer robots

All submissions will be peer reviewed by three referees. Interested 
authors should follow the Guide for Authors available at 
http://ees.elsevier.com/robot/ .
Please send a PDF file of your contribution to the three guest editors 
by March 31st, 2008.

Important Dates:
* Paper submission deadline: 31 March, 2008
* Notification of acceptance: 31 July, 2008
* Final paper submission: 31 August, 2008

Further information is available here: http://www.humanoidsoccer.org/RAS

Best regards,

  Sven Behnke, Emanuele Menegatti, and Changjiu Zhou
  - RAS Guest Editors -

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