[robotics-worldwide] CfP - IJHR: Special Issue on Progress and Open Problems in Motion Planning and Navigation for Humanoids

Olivier Stasse ostasse at laas.fr
Mon May 13 01:41:02 PDT 2013

Call for Papers:
Special Issue on Progress and Open Problems in Motion Planning and 
Navigation for Humanoids
*Motivation and Context:

Humanoid robots have become more and more popular, which is illustrated 
by the increasing number of available platforms and the huge number of 
high-quality publications in the research area of navigation and motion 
planning for humanoids. Recently, a lot of progress has been made in the 
areas of 3D perception, efficient environment representation, fast 
collision checking, as well as motion planning for navigation and 
manipulation with humanoids, also under uncertainty and real-time 
constraints. All these techniques work well for their independent 
application scenario, however, currently no system exists that combines 
the individual approaches. Thus, we are still far from the deployment of 
a humanoid robot in the real world. The goal of this special issue is to 
identify gaps in the research directions and to discuss which aspects 
need to be considered for combining the different approaches so as to 
enable humanoids to reliably act and navigate in real environments for 
an extended period of time. This objective is in line with some of the 
target scenarios of the new DARPA Robotics Challenge program indicating 
the relevance of this research area.

All the submissions for the special issue of the IJHR will undergo the 
regular IJHR review process.

Important Dates:

Submission: 14th June 2013
Notification: 14th August 2013
Final version: 30st September 2013
Publication: December 2013 (tentative)


Guest Editors:
Maren Bennewitz <http://hrl.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/maren.html> 
/(University of Freiburg, Germany)/
Olivier Stasse <http://homepages.laas.fr/ostasse> /(LAAS - CNRS, France)/

Olivier Stasse, Gepetto TEAM,
CNRS Researcher
LAAS, Toulouse, France

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