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Nikhil Chopra nchopra at umd.edu
Wed Jan 23 08:11:12 PST 2008

Call for Papers
Special Issue: New Vistas and Challenges in Telerobotics
Robotics and Automation Magazine

This special issue is directed to future vistas and challenges in the  
field of telerobotics.
It includes topics such as telesurgery, semi-autonomous telerobotics,  
time delay stability,
controllers for bilateral teleoperation, user interfaces for  
telerobotics applications, estimation
of wave variables, live line maintenance, manipulation in hazardous  
environments as well
as communication protocols for real-time teleoperation.

Telerobotics is perhaps one of the oldest fields in robotics  
research.  From its modest beginning
in 1940's when the first teleoperator was designed till the 1980’s  
the focus was on primarily on
nuclear, aerospace and underwater applications.  The advent of modern  
communications in the
last two decades has lead to the emergence of new applications such  
as telesurgery,
semi-autonomous telerobotics, live power line maintenance and  
robotics education. On the other
hand, advances in bilateral controllers are the key points for master- 
slaves architectures, which
are important in precise telemanipulation tasks. This pervasive  
interest has spawned the
development of new controllers, estimation techniques,  
synchronization algorithms and new
communication protocols, etc. for bilateral teleoperation. The scope  
of this special issue is to point
out future vistas and challenges in these fields.

Submission deadline:

15th of March 2008

Guest Editors
Angelika Peer
Manuel Ferre
Nikhil Chopra
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