[robotics-worldwide] Call for papers: IJRR Special Issue on Motion Planning for Physical Robots
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Tue Nov 29 06:20:22 PST 2011
Call for papers:
The International Journal of Robotics Research
Special Issue: Motion Planning for Physical Robots
Guest Editors: Jean-Paul Laumond and Dinesh Manocha
The International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR) invites papers for
a special issue on Motion Planning for Physical Robots. Algorithmic
motion planning has been actively studied in robotics and related areas
for more than three decades. There is a rich collection of motion
planning algorithms based on visibility graphs, algebraic methods, local
or potential field techniques, randomized sampling, handling kinodynamic
or non-holonomic constraints, etc. Most of these algorithms have been
successfully used for CAD/CAM, bioinformatics, computer gaming, and
other applications. At the same time, advances in manufacturing
technologies, sensing, and actuator devices have led to the development
of powerful robots, including humanoid robots, general-purpose, and
programmable mobile manipulators such as Willow Garage PR2, Kawada HRP2,
Aldebaran Nao. However, there has been limited use or application of
motion planning algorithms on these "physical robots" to perform various
We invite papers that address some of the challenges that arise in terms
of developing appropriate motion-computation algorithms for current and
upcoming robot platforms. These may include issues related to dynamic
constraints, modeling uncertainty, noisy models, partial sensory data,
and real-time computation of motion strategies on the robotic platform.
In terms of scope, we invite authors to submit a paper to this special
issue that provides evidence that:
1. The motion computed for a given physical robot takes place in a
challenging real-world environment.
2. The motion has been generated based on truly 3D geometric reasoning.
We explicitly exclude approaches that only deal with simple platforms,
such as circular robots navigating in 2D environments. The emphasis
should be on tasks performed in 3D environments.
3. The motion execution strategy should be robust.
4. We do not insist that the resulting approaches should be based on
Voronoi diagrams, sampling-based planners, e.g., PRM or RRT, or
algebraic/geometric methods. For example, purely control-based
approaches are also welcome.
Papers must contain high-quality original contributions and be prepared
in accordance with IJRR guidelines. All papers will be reviewed
following the regular reviewing procedure of the Journal. Please note
that IJRR has no page limit on papers and is a leader in archival
publishing of multimedia - data sets, code and videos with papers.
Submissions deadline: 15 June 2012
Decisions to authors 17 August 2012
Revised versions due 14 September 2012
Final decisions 19 October 2012
Final versions 16 November 2012
Publication Spring 2013
Instructions for authors, including information about ``Multimedia
Extensions'', are available at:
Submissions should be uploaded to: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijrr.
Under ‘Manuscript Type’, select ‘Motion Planning’. Please note that the
publisher does not provide templates or style files. For the initial
review process you need only upload a pdf of the complete paper with
figures and tables integrated in the text, and multimedia files if
appropriate. For questions concerning submissions email: Jennet Batten,
Managing Editor, ijrr_man_editor at btinternet.com
Jean-Paul Laumond, LAAS-CNRS, 7 Avenue du Colonel Roche, 31077 Toulouse,
France; jpl at laas.fr, +33(0)561336347
Dinesh Manocha, Department of Computer Science, University of North
Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3175, USA; dm at cs.unc.edu, +1(919)962-1749
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