[robotics-worldwide] CALL FOR PAPERS: Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, Special Issue on "Strategic Development of Advanced Robotics Elemental Technologies"

Kazuhito Yokoi Kazuhito.Yokoi at aist.go.jp
Wed Dec 15 20:01:33 PST 2010

Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, Special Issue on
"Strategic Development of Advanced Robotics Elemental Technologies"
Vol.23 No.6, December 2011, the Fuji Technology Press, Japan
Focus: This is a call for a broad range of papers on R&D themes
related to NEDO’s project, Strategic Development of Advanced Robotics
Elemental Technologies. The project’s purpose is to achieve government
goals based on the Strategic Technology Roadmap for robotics by
developing and using robotics systems and elemental technologies to
satisfy future market needs and social needs. Research and development
is to follow 7 themes in 3 fields, listed below.

I. Next-generation Industrial Robots
1. Production robot systems that can handle flexible goods
2. Human-robot cooperative cell production and assembly systems

II. Service Robots
1. A manipulation RT system for clearing tasks
2. A communication RT system to work with elderly people
3. A conveyance robot system

III. Special Environment Robots
1. RT system to travel within disaster-affected buildings
2. Industry waste disposal handling RT systems

For details on these themes/fields, visit the NEDO website at:
This broad call for papers is for those doing entrusted and/or
subsidized research and for papers on the 7 themes above. Papers in
other themes/fields may be accepted not as this special issue but as
regular papers based on review results.

Guest Editor:
  Shigeoki Hirai, Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan
  Kazuhito Yokoi, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science
and Technology, Japan
  Fumi Seto, Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan

Important Dates:
  Submission Deadline: 20, April 2011
  Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: 20, August 2011
  Final Manuscript Submission: 20, September 2011
  Publication: 20, December 2011

Submission/Contact to:
  Fumi Seto / fumi at furo.org
  Future Robotics Technology Center, Chiba Institute of Technology
  275-0016 Tsudanuma 2-17-1, Narashino, Chiba, Japan
Submit papers in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Details on submission
and the journal can be found at:

Submissions can be in either Japanese or English.
Those in Japanese will be translated by the publisher, then published
after proofreading by the author.

Kazuhito Yokoi, IS/AIST

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