[robotics-worldwide] Personal Care Robotics - Special Issue

Rene Mayorga Rene.Mayorga at uregina.ca
Sun Nov 15 19:24:03 PST 2009

Dear Colleagues

I would greatly appreciate that you distribute this 

            Call for Papers

            Special Issue on

        "Personal Care Robotics"

for the journal:
          Applied Bionics and Biomechanics

The deadline for Paper submissions is February 15, 2010.

Other important dates:
   May 31, 2010, Notification of acceptance
   August 31, 2010, Revised / Final manuscript

It is expected that robotics would be a hot field in this century. 
Many governments have a vision of putting robots in homes in coming 
years, and relevant industries are backing these actions by building 
system than can easily fit the market. Among various Robotics 
industries, Personal Care Robotics markets are expected to have a 
dramatic growth reaching every home. These robots are expected to 
provide personal assistance in the home doing cleaning or cooking,
assisting in the care of the elderly or young children. Several 
research institutes have started exploring the technologies to 
build such robot. On top of the traditional robotic problems, 
one key issue in personal robots is the acceptance of these robots 
into human society which depends on the way such robots interact 
with people. To achieve a natural human way of interaction 
involving voice, gestures, gaze direction, facial expression, 
body posture, and vocal babbles is getting closer with the rapid 
advancement in related technologies. 

This special issue on personal care robotics will serve as a 
platform for researchers to share their technical findings and 
solutions to domain specific problems. In addition, it would present 
to the community the current standing and potential future directions 
for the field of personal care robotics. And finally, it would provide

an introduction, significance and advancement of the emerging class 
of personal care robots to a beginner in this field. The focus of 
this special issue lies on the following domains but is not limited

●	Human-Robot-Interaction and Cooperation
●	Navigation and Mapping in dynamic environments
●	Computer Vision and Object Recognition under natural light
●	Object Manipulation 
●	Adaptive Behaviors
●	Behavior Integration 
●	Ambient Intelligence
●	Standardization and System Integration
●	Learning by Imitation

Guest Editors:
               Mohan Rajesh Elara, Singapore Polytechnic
               Wijerupage Sardha Wijesoma, Nanyang Technological
	       Carlos Acosta Antonio Calderon,Singapore Polytechnic 
               Zhou Changjiu, Singapore Polytechnic

For more information on this Special Issue, please contact 
Dr. Mohan Rajesh Elara at the email address shown  below.

Please inform Dr. Mohan Rajesh Elara at your earliest convenience if  
you can submit a contribution to this Special Issue.

Hoping to hear from you soon.

Best regards.

Mohan Rajesh Elara
          MohanRajesh at sp.edu.sg 


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