[robotics-worldwide] CALL FOR PAPERS SPECIAL ISSUE OF ADVANCED ROBOTICS

Pericle Salvini p.salvini at sssup.it
Mon Jun 22 01:24:46 PDT 2009


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ADVANCED ROBOTICS Call for Papers

 

Special Issue on Legal and Safety Constraints and Solutions for Service
Robots Deployment in Outdoor Public Environments

 

Editors:

            Dr. Pericle Salvini (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy)

            Prof. Cecilia Laschi (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy)

 

 

To be published in Vol. 24, No. 10 (August 2010)

 

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 30, 2009

 

 

In the last decades, impressive technological achievements have been
accomplished as regards to autonomous 

 

mobile robots in outdoor public environments. Robust and dependable systems
for navigation, environmental 

 

perception, obstacle avoidance and localisation have been successfully
integrated into several kinds of robotic 

 

platforms. At the same time, advances in the field of human-robot
interaction have brought robots and human 

 

beings as closer as ever.

 

These two trends have given birth to new application scenarios for service
robots in human inhabited 

 

environments, such as autonomous transportation of objects and people,
guiding, etc. However, this new robot 

 

generation poses unprecedented challenges to the current legal system and to
the design of safety requirements. 

 

If not overcome, such challenges may become serious hindrances to the robots
commercialization in the near 

 

future. 

 

The purpose of this special issue is to address, in an interdisciplinary
way, the main problems 

 

brought about by the actual deployment of this new robot generation,
pointing out constraints as well as 

 

possible solutions. 

 

Papers on all aspects relevant to robot legal and safety issues are invited,
including - but not limited to - 

 

the following topics:

            

- Strategies for safety and dependability in human-robot interaction and
navigation 

- Novel methodologies for risk evaluation

- Legal issues for robot deployment in urban settings (e.g. traffic law,
privacy, autonomy and liability, etc.)

- Robot insurance

- Safety standards and certification

- Case studies analysis

 

Submission: Pdf format file of the complete manuscript should be sent by
September 30, 2009 to the office of 

 

Advanced Robotics, the Robotics Society of Japan through our homepage
(www.advanced-robotics.org). Sample form 

 

of the manuscript is available at the homepage, too. Additionally, please
send the same file to Prof. Cecilia 

 

Laschi (cecilia.laschi at sssup.it), and Dr. Pericle Salvini
(p.salvini at sssup.it) for the confirmation.

 

 

__________________

Pericle Salvini

ARTS Lab 

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

Polo Sant'Anna Valdera,

Viale Rinaldo Piaggio, 34

56025 Pontedera (PI)

Italy

Tel. +39 050 883422

Fax. +39 050 883497

E-mail: p.salvini at sssup.it

 



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