[robotics-worldwide] Special Issue on 'Bio-Inspired Mechatronics' in TMECH

Metin Sitti sitti at cmu.edu
Thu Mar 31 08:58:20 PDT 2011

IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Call for Papers

Focused Section on Bio-Inspired Mechatronics

Biological systems have evolved to find just-good-enough solutions to survive in complex and uncertain environments. By understanding and adapting the underlying principles of these solutions to engineering systems, many new mechatronic systems that can operate in unstructured environments robustly and efficiently have been proposed recently. On the other hand, such bio-inspired mechatronic systems could be used to model complex biological systems to understand them in detail. This Focused Section of the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics (TMECH) is dedicated to the new advances in modeling, design, analysis, manufacturing, control, and implementation of bio-inspired mechatronic systems and related technologies.

Multidisciplinary papers are encouraged. Potential topics include but are not limited to:
• Bio-inspired locomotion systems
• Bio-inspired mechanism design
• Bio-inspired control methods
• Bio-inspired sensors and actuators
• Bio-inspired manufacturing methods
• Applications of bio-inspired systems

Manuscript Submission

Please submit the manuscripts in PDF format to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tmech-ieee/, and indicate on your cover letter that “This paper is submitted for possible publication in the Focused Section on Bio-Inspired Mechatronics.” Instructions for authors are available online at: http://www.ieee-asme-mechatronics.org. The papers should contain both the theoretical and practical/experimental results and are subject to the TMECH review procedures. If you have any questions relating to this Focused Section, please email one of the guest editors.

Important Dates: 
November 1, 2011     Paper Submission
February 1, 2012     Completion of First Review
March 15, 2012     Submission of Revised Paper
June 1, 2012     Completion of Final Review
July 1, 2012     Submission of Final Manuscripts and Copyright Forms
October 2012     Publication

Guest Editors

Metin Sitti
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Institute
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, USA
E-mail: sitti at cmu.edu

Xinyan Deng
School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
West Lafayette, USA
Email: xdeng at purdue.edu

Auke Jan Ijspeert
Biorobotics Laboratory
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Lausanne, Switzerland
Email: Auke.Ijspeert at epfl.ch

Sangbae Kim
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts institute of Technology
Boston, USA
E-mail: sangbae at mit.edu

Kin Huat Low
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
E-mail: mkhlow at ntu.edu.sg

Arianna Menciassi
The BioRobotics Institute
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Pisa, Italy
E-mail: arianna.menciassi at sssup.it

Metin Sitti, PhD
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Institute
NanoRobotics Lab, Carnegie Mellon University
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