[robotics-worldwide] Special issue on networked robots submission deadline extended to Apr. 2, 2009

Dezhen Song dzsong at cs.tamu.edu
Sun Mar 15 14:09:46 PDT 2009

Journal of Intelligent Service Robotics

Special Issue on Networked Robots: Serving the Society

A "networked robot" is a robotic device connected to a communications 
network such as the Internet or LAN. Communication medium could be wired 
or wireless. Further, various protocols may be used for each level of the 
network. Many new applications of networked robots are now being developed 
ranging from automation to exploration. There are two subclasses of 
Networked Robots:

1) Tele-operated, where human supervisors send commands and receive 
feedback via the network. Such systems support research, education, and 
public awareness by making valuable resources accessible to broad 
2) Autonomous, where robots and sensors exchange data via the network. In 
such systems, the sensor network extends the effective sensing range of 
the robots, allowing them to communicate with each other over long 
distances to coordinate their activity. The robots in turn can deploy, 
repair, and maintain the sensor network to increase its longevity, and 

Networked robots pose a number of technical challenges related to network 
noise, reliability, congestion, fixed and variable time delay, stability, 
passivity, range and power limitations, deployment, coverage, safety, 
localization, sensor and actuation fusion, privacy, security, and user 
interface design. New capabilities arise frequently with the introduction 
of new hardware, software, and protocol standards. In this special issue, 
the research topics are focused on addressing algorithmic and system 
challenges when the networked robots are used in service applications.

Possible Topics:

Variable time delays, packet effects
Protocol design for networked robots
Security, Privacy
Low Latency Video, Tactile
Coordination, Algorithms
Collaborative, distributed control, formation, swarm intelligence
Deployment, localization, mobility
Mapmaking and network self-organization
Systems and Applications
Human interfaces, human-robot interaction
Power management
Hybrid architectures, interoperability
Hardware (sensors, power, size, cost)

Paper Submission:

Deadline for paper submission: 2 Apr. 2009
Paper reviews returned to authors: 15 May 2009
Deadline for camera ready papers: 15 June 2009
Expected journal publication date: July 2009
Authors should submit an electronic copy of their paper using editorial 
manager system. Click here to submit the paper. Please indicate the paper 
is for the special issue on networked robots during submission.
Please send inquiries and submissions to:

Dezhen Song, dzsong at cs.tamu.edu

Special Issue Editors:

Nak Young Chong, School of Information Science, JAIST, Japan

Norihiro Hagita, ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communicatuon Laboratories, 

Volkan Isler, Computer Science Dept., Univ. of Minnesota, USA

Klaus Schilling, Computer Science Dept., the University of Wrzburg, 

Dezhen Song, Computer Science and Engineering Dept., Texas A&M University, 

Dezhen Song, PhD                   Email: dzsong at cs.tamu.edu
Assistant Professor                Rm. 311C
H.R. Bright Building               Department of Computer Science
3112 TAMU                          Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843          Phone: (979)845-5464(O)

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