[robotics-worldwide] CFP - International Journal of Humanoid Robotics (IJHR): Special Issue on Advances on Humanoid Robot Body-ware Design and Development

Nikolaos Tsagarakis nikos.tsagarakis at iit.it
Tue Jul 27 13:36:26 PDT 2010

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International Journal of Humanoid Robotics (IJHR)

Special Issue on Advances on Humanoid Robot Body-ware

Design and Development

                                                                                                    DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: AUGUST 2, 2010

Nikos Tsagarakis, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Genoa, Italy
Gordon Cheng, Technical University Munich (TUM), Munich, Germany
Fethi Ben Ouezdou, LISV, Versailles, France

Important days and Special Issue schedule:

Manuscript Due: August 2, 2010
Notification: October 1, 2010
Final manuscript due: November 1, 2010
Publication: Early 2011

Special Issue Synopsis:

The creation of humanoid systems which can match the motion, safety, energy efficiency and power autonomy performance of the human being has been the inspiration of the robotic community for many years. The anthropomorphic design, the natural and adaptive locomotion and the human like behaviour and performance are some of the features/challenges that have driven the mechatronic developments of these systems.  Despite of the growing number of humanoid systems there is still a significant gap between the current physical capacities and performances of the most advanced humanoid robot body and humans. These physical capabilities are directly related to both the core hardware components technologies such as actuation, sensing, material and structures and the solutions adopted at the mechanism level. Recent advances in all these component technologies have provided a solid foundation for the development of sophisticated humanoid body-ware components leading to new advanced humanoid platforms with improved physical performance.
This special issue will address the latest advances, related works and future research directions in the field of humanoid robot body-ware design and development. Papers for this special issue will be focused on the following main topics:

Mechatronic developments of humanoid robots including implementations of:

- Full body platforms
- Upper body assemblies (Arm, hand and Head)
- Lower body systems (Legs and foot mechanisms)

Contributions in the above areas are expected to highlight novelties in one or more of the following core humanoid body ware component technologies:

- Body Mechanisms and structures
- Actuation and sensing system
- Materials
- Power autonomy

Submission Guidelines:

Authors should follow the guideline of International Journal of Humanoid Robotics (IJHR) format described at

Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscripts through the on-line submission system at http://www.editorialmanager.com/ijhr/default.asp?pg=login.asp with the note "This paper is submitted to the Special Issue on Advances on Humanoid Robot Body-ware Design and Development". In addition, please send a submission confirmation Email to Dr. Nikos Tsagarakis (nikos.tsagarakis at iit.it), Prof. Cordon Cheng (Gordon at tum.de) and Prof. Fethi Ben Ouezdou (ouezdou at lisv.uvsq.fr).

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