[robotics-worldwide] CFP Elsevier Mechatronics Journal Special Issue: Design and Control Methodologies in Telerobotics

Nikhil Chopra nchopra at umd.edu
Tue Apr 7 08:18:22 PDT 2009


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Dear Colleagues,

We invite manuscripts on Design and Control Methodologies in  
Telerobotics for
the following special issue of Elsevier Mechatronics Journal. The  
deadline for the
  submission is June 30th, 2009. You can find more information below:

Despite of the fact that telerobotics was one of the first  
applications of robotics,
it still poses several challenges to the robotics community.  A  
proper design of
the whole telerobotic system has a big impact on its usability and  
also enhances
the possibility of reproducing multi-modal feedback from the remote  
environment.
A human-centered design of the system can exploit the user perception  
capabilities
to maximize the feeling of telepresence in a telerobotic system. The  
problem of
improving the design of telerobotic systems is still open and it  
represents an area of
active research.

Furthermore, the problem of controlling a telerobotic system is of  
paramount importance
and a predominant strategy has not emerged yet. Varying environment  
and human operator
impedance is only one of the challenges in this context.  The  
possibility of using packet
switched  communication channels (e.g. the Internet) for joining  
master and slave devices
increases the flexibility of telemanipulation systems, however the   
innate control problems
associated with telerobotics become harder due to the unreliability  
(time delay and packet loss)
of the communication medium. The purpose of this special issue is to  
publish the latest work
about design and control methodologies in telerobotics. The topics of  
interest include,
but are not limited to, the following:

•       Design of telerobotic systems

•       Control strategies for stabilizing bilateral teleoperators

•       Conceptual frameworks for evaluating transparency in  
teleoperation

•       Analysis and control of teleoperation systems over packet  
switched networks

•       Human factors in design and control of teleoperation systems

•       Control of multimodal teleoperation systems

•       Experimental validation and comparison of control  
methodologies for teleoperation

•       Control of semi-autonomous telerobotic systems

Articles must be based on original research, although extended
versions of conference papers may be acceptable if they contain
new material. Complete articles should be submitted by the deadline
of June 30th 2009. Papers will be subject to the full review process,
with decisions expected by September 30th 2009. The tentative  
publication
date is May, 2010.


Submission Instructions

Articles must be based on original research, although extended
versions of conference papers may be acceptable if they contain
new material. Complete articles should be submitted by the deadline
of June 30th 2009. Papers will be subject to the full review process,
with decisions expected by September 30th 2009. The tentative  
publication
date is May, 2010.


Guest Editors

C. Secchi (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy),  
cristian.secchi at unimore.it
N. Chopra (University of Maryland, USA), nchopra at umd.edu
A. Peer (Technische Universität München), Angelika.Peer at tum.de


Best Regards,

Cristian Secchi, Angelika Peer and Nikhil Chopra








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