[robotics-worldwide] DEADLINE EXTENSION: Special Issue on Design and Control Methodologies in Telerobotics

Cristian Secchi cristian.secchi at unimore.it
Tue Jun 30 09:07:00 PDT 2009


Dear Colleague, 

Due to a large number of requests, we have decided to extend the deadline
for the submission of manuscripts to the Special Issue on Design and Control
Methodologies in Telerobotics, to appear on the Elsevier Mechatronics
journal, to July 15th. The new time schedule is:

EXTENDED: July 15th 2009, 1st submission deadline 
September 30th 2009, Notification of 1st review 
October 31st 2009, 2nd submission 
January 31st 2009, Final notification 
February 28th 2009, Final revision due 
Target Publication date: May 2010

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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 impedances are only some 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.

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

The special issue is organized by the IEEE-RAS Technical Committee on
Telerobotics (http://telerob.org). In case you are interested to join the TC
please send an e-mail to one of the guest editors.


Timeline

EXTENDED: July 15th 2009, 1st submission deadline September 30th 2009,
Notification of 1st review October 31st 2009, 2nd submission January 31st
2009, Final notification February 28th 2009, Final revision due Target
Publication date: May 2010


Submission instructions

All manuscripts should follow the general guidelines for authors of
Mechatronics. Manuscripts should not have been published or be under
consideration at other journals. Please submit your paper through the
submission site of Mechatronics. To ensure that all manuscripts are
correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue, it is important
that you select “Special Issue: Design Control Methodology”
when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process.

Best Regards

Cristian Secchi, Angelika Peer and Nikhil Chopra

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Cristian Secchi, MSc, Phd
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