[robotics-worldwide] Submission Deadline Updated for IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics Focused Section on Anthropomorphism

Venkat N. Krovi vkrovi at eng.buffalo.edu
Tue Feb 10 02:06:54 PST 2009

 IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics (TMECH) **

*Call for Papers*

*Focused Section on Anthropomorphism in Mechatronic Systems*


Anthropomorphism has served as a useful guiding principle for design and
control of robotic systems in man's pursuit of "making a machine in his own
image". The renewed interest in recent years arises from the need to develop
human-like robotic and mechatronic systems (and subsystems)  to operate,
interact with and cohabit in human built-environments.

>From a morphological perspective, numerous novel designs have been proposed
ranging from prosthetic/robotic hands, for performing dextrous grasping and
manipulatory tasks, to lower-limb exoskeletons/ walking robots, for enabling
ambulation in our homes and the outdoors. From a social perspective, the new
generation of robots participate in social interactions with humans, taking
and giving verbal and non-verbal cues, and sensing or appropriately evoking
human emotional and affective states. This new generation of anthropomorphic
mechatronic systems (and subsystems) has capitalized on advances in
miniaturization of sensing/actuation and the ongoing revolutions in embedded
computation and wireless communication.

This Focused Section of the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics (TMECH)
is dedicated to the new advances in modeling, design, analysis, control,
implementation and validation of such anthropomorphic mechatronic systems
being developed as we pursue the dream of reaching the level of mobility,
manipulation, fluidity and expressivity of humans. Multidisciplinary papers
combining Robotics and Life Sciences (e.g., biomechanical modeling,
computational neuroscience) are encouraged. The papers should contain both
the theoretical and practical/experimental results and are subject to the
TMECH review procedures. Potential topics include but are not limited to:

·         State-of-art research and technological development survey in the

·         Issues in anthropomorphic system design and promising solutions

·         Conceptual and algorithmic contributions to understanding human

·         Enabling sensor/actuator/computational technologies

·         Experimental results from prototype and fielded systems

·         Exoskeletons/Prosthetics/Walking robots

·         Facially Expressive and Gestural Robots

·         Emulation of the human subsystems (sensory, musculoskeletal etc.)

*Manuscript Submission*

Please submit the manuscripts in PDF format to
http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tmech-ieee, and indicate on your cover
letter that *"This paper is submitted for possible publication in the
Focused Section on Anthropomorphism in Mechatronics Systems."  *Instructions
for authors are available online at: http://www.ieee-asme-mechatronics.org.
If you have any questions relating to this Focused Section, please email one
of the guest editors.

*Important Dates:                 *

*February 15, 2009              Paper Submission *

*March 1, 2009                     Paper Submission  (Revised Paper
Submission Deadline!!!)*

May 15, 2009                         Completion of First Review

July 15, 2009                          Submission of Revised Paper

September 1, 2009                Completion of Final Review

September 15, 2009              Submission of Final Manuscripts and
Copyright Forms

December 2009                     Publication

*Guest Editors*

*Venkat Krovi*

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
SUNY Buffalo

Buffalo, NY 14260

E-mail: vkrovi at eng.buffalo.edu

*Jean-Paul Laumond*

Directeur de Recherche


Toulouse, France

E-mail: jpl at laas.fr

*Michael Goldfarb*

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

E-mail: michael.goldfarb at vanderbilt.edu

*Shigeki Sugano*
Dept. of Mech.Engg.

School of Science and Engineering,

Waseda University, Japan

Email: sugano at waseda.jp<file:///C:/eudora/imap/dominant/inbox/attach/www.sugano.mech.waseda.ac.jp/>

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Venkat N. Krovi
Associate Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
State University of New York at Buffalo

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