[robotics-worldwide] CFP: Special Issue on Assistive Robotics

Natalia Efremova / Versita nefremova at versita.com
Tue Feb 26 00:33:06 PST 2013

Special Issue on Assistive Robotics
Second Call for Papers

Paladyn. Journal of Behavioral Robotics
(ISSN: 2080-9778 print version, ISSN: 2081-4836 electronic version, http://www.versita.com/pjbr)

Assistive robotics aims to bring advanced robotic technologies to the arena of independent living by supporting those with physical/cognitive as well as chronic/degenerative disabilities. Assitive robotic devices range from mobility robotic aids to social assistive robotics, as well as encompass recent trends where robotic technologies are integrated with sensor networks and ambient intelligence. Within assistive robotics, the role of the user is paramount and therefore evaluations done in-situ with real user feedback are crucial to understanding factors such as acceptance, utility, safety, etc. The result is that assistive robotics is a multidisciplinary field addressing the latest in sensing, actuation, cognition and psychology and more.
Paladyn. Journal of Behavioral Robotics invites manuscripts for the Special Issue on Assistive Robotics. We encourage authors to discuss recent progress and directions for future research by submitting publication in following topics (the scope of this topical issue includes, but is not limited to):

- robotic aids for mobility;
- socially assistive robotics;
- partner robots for rehabilitation and development;
- social robotic telepresence for elderly and disabled people;
- robotics in smart environments for ambient assisted living;
- human-robot interaction;
- evaluation methodologies for assistive robotics.

Multidisciplinary submission concerning theoretical and practical aspects of assistive robotics as well as social and medical impacts of such devices and technologies are invited.

*Manuscript Submission*

The authors are kindly invited to register at our paper processing system at: www.editorialmanager.com/paladyn and submit their contribution using a special track established for this topical issue. All papers will go through the Paladyn's double-blind peer-review procedure. Instructions for authors are available online at: www.versita.com/pjbr/authors/instructions/. Please do not hesitate to contact editors.

*Important Dates*

Full paper submission due: May, 1st, 2013
Notification of acceptance: July, 1st, 2013
Revised version due: August, 15th, 2013
Publication: December, 2013 - January 2014

Guest Editors

Prof. Amy Loutfi, Orebro University, Sweden, amy.loutfi at oru.se
Dr. Andrey Kiselev, Orebro University, Sweden, andrey.kiselev at oru.se

Managing Editor

Dr. Natalia Efremova, Versita
nefremova at versita.com<mailto:nefremova at versita.com>

Best regards,
Natalia Efremova

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