[robotics-worldwide] Special Issue on "Advances in Domestic Service Robots in the Real World" - JINT (Springer)

Javier Ruiz-del-Solar jruizd at ing.uchile.cl
Mon May 20 12:20:23 PDT 2013


Deadline extension: 25 May 2013

Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems

Special Issue on "Advances in Domestic Service Robots in the Real World"

This special issue focuses on a broad spectrum of domestic service  
robots that operate in the real-world in home environments. The robots  
are fully autonomous and use intuitive interfaces such as language,  
gestures and visual displays to communicate with people. The home  
environment is defined as 'any place where people live in their daily  
lives', which can include, for example, a living room, a kitchen or a  
garden. Special attention is being paid to submissions where the robot  
capabilities are validated in a real-world setting such as the  
RoboCup at Home benchmark or during long lasting experiments in the real- 
world. The focus will also be on different modes of natural  
interaction with humans, semantic perception and mapping in domestic  
environments, recognition and manipulation of domestic objects, cost- 
effectiveness of the solution (computational and financial resources  
used by the robot), modeling and search in unknown daily life  
environments, such as homes, restaurants, and shopping centers, the  
effect of appearance on acceptance and more.

The topics are related, but not limited, to all the aspects required  
for a robot to operate in daily life environments with a long-term  
focus on applicability, such as:
- cooperative human-robot interaction and task solving,

- semantic perception and mapping in domestic environments,

- manipulation of domestic objects such as doors, kitchen utensils,  
glasses, etc.,

- modeling and search in unknown daily life environments, such as  
homes, restaurants, and shopping centers,

- high-level cognition for robots in domestic environments,

- benchmarking domestic service robots,

- long lasting robotic experiments in domestic environments,

- acceptance of robots in households.

Submissions addressing practical applications using international  
benchmarks and/or in-field experimental testing are strongly encouraged.


Guest Editors:
Luca Iocchi, Università di Roma ''La Sapienza'', Luca.Iocchi at dis.uniroma1.it

Javier Ruiz-del-Solar, Universidad de Chile, jruizd at ing.uchile.cl

Tijn van der Zant,  University of Groningen, tijn at ieee.org


Important dates:
1 April 2013: Opening paper submission

25 May 2013: Closing Paper Submission

1 August 2013: Paper Acceptance Announcements

31 August 2013: Camera-ready Paper Submission

2014: Expected Publication



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