[robotics-worldwide] Special Issue on "Domestic Service Robots in the Real World" - JINT (Springer)

Javier Ruiz-del-Solar jruizd at ing.uchile.cl
Sun Jul 11 14:35:55 PDT 2010

Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems

Special Issue on "Domestic Service Robots in the Real World"

This special issue focuses on a broad spectrum of domestic service  
robots that operate in the real-world in home environments. The robots  
are fully autonomous and use intuitive interfaces such as language,  
gestures and visual displays to communicate with people. The home  
environment is defined as 'any place where people live in their daily  
lives', which can include, for example, a living room, a kitchen or a  
garden. Special attention is being paid to submissions where the robot  
capabilities are validated in a real-world setting such as the  
RoboCup at Home benchmark or during long lasting experiments in the real- 
world. The focus will also be on different modes of natural  
interaction with humans, real-world high-level cognition, manipulation  
of domestic objects, useful applications, cost-effectiveness of the  
solution (computational and financial resources used by the robot),  
the effect of appearance on acceptance and more.

The topics are related, but not limited, to all the aspects required  
for a robot to operate in a home environment with a long-term focus on  
applicability, such as:
- cooperative human-robot interaction,

- cooperative human-robot task solving,

- manipulation of domestic objects such as doors, kitchen utensils,  
glasses, etc.,

- navigation in home environments,

- high-level cognition for robots in domestic environments,

- applications for domestic service robots,

- benchmarking domestic service robots,

- long lasting robotic experiments in domestic environments,

- acceptance of robots in households.

Submissions addressing practical applications using international  
benchmarks and/or in-field experimental testing are strongly encouraged.

Guest Editors:
Luca Iocchi, Università di Roma ''La Sapienza'', Luca.Iocchi at dis.uniroma1.it

Javier Ruiz-del-Solar, Universidad de Chile, jruizd at ing.uchile.cl

Tijn van der Zant, Robot Cognition Laboratory, INSERM, tijn at ieee.org

Important dates:
19 June 2010: First Call for Papers

1 September 2010: Expression of Interest

1 October 2010: Opening paper submission

1 December 2010: Closing Paper Submission

1 March 2011: Paper Acceptance Announcements

15 April 2011: Camera-ready Paper Submission

July/August 2011: Expected Publication

Electronic submission & review process
Letters of intent are not compulsory. However, the authors are  
strongly encouraged to inform Professor Javier Ruiz-del-Solar of their  
intention to submit a paper.

Related workshop
Guest editors are also organizing the SIMPAR Workshop on “Domestic  
Service Robots in the Real World” (http://www.simpar.org/) as an  
opportunity to present and discuss research on the above topics. The  
workshop will be held on November 15th, 2010, and the deadline for  
paper submission is October 1st, 2010. Workshop participation is not  
mandatory to submit articles to this special issue.

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