[robotics-worldwide] [journals] CFP: Symbiotic Robotics - special issue

Accoto Dino D.Accoto at unicampus.it
Mon Nov 18 09:33:48 PST 2013


Special Issue on Symbiotic Robotics (Advances in Mechanical Engineering) - Call for Papers

The effectiveness of biological symbiosis makes it an appealing design paradigm in contexts characterized by a close physical proximity of biological and artificial agents. Usually, in HRI, robots can be either stiff (machine in charge) or adaptable (machine and human adapt to each other). Recently, a third interaction modality is being more and more recognized, where the human and the machine dynamically interact with each other, giving rise to symbiotic emerging behaviors.
Symbiosis is more than coexistence, because the proper coupling of the machine and the human body enhances performance with respect to traditional interaction modalities.
We would like to invite authors to submit original research as well as review papers that explore the multifaceted challenges that must be tackled in order to harvest the potential of Symbiotic Robotics.

Potential topics covered by the special issue include, but are not limited to:


-          Advances in the mechanical design of wearable robots for assistance, rehabilitation, and augmentation

-          Synthesis of structures for human-robot symbiosis

-          Design and expe rimentation of symbiotic robots

-          Learning and adaptable controllers for unstructured environments

-          Dependability of symbiotic robots

-          Benchmarking of symbiotic behavior

-          Sensing strategies related to symbiotic systems

-          Ergonomics and kinematic compatibility issues in human-robot coupling

-          Tools for modeling physical human-robot interaction

-          Mechanical systems with embodied intelligence

-          Design of compliant and variable impedance actuators

-          Smart energy management and harvesting in symbiotic robots


Importante dates:


-          Manuscript Due:                    Friday, 4 April 2014

-          First Round of Reviews:        Friday, 27 June 2014

-          Publication Date:                   Friday, 22 August 2014


Detailed guidelines for paper preparation and submission are available at: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ame/si/819478/cfp/


Sincerely,

Dino Accoto, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma (d.accoto at unicampus.it)
José L. Pons, Spanish National Research Council (jose.pons at csic.es)
Jan F. Veneman, Tecnalia Research and Innovation (jan.veneman at tecnalia.com)


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