[robotics-worldwide] [journals] CfP: RSJ AR Special Issue on Robotic Sensor Skins

"Kolja Kühnlenz" kolja.kuehnlenz at hs-coburg.de
Tue Dec 2 00:39:03 PST 2014

Advanced Robotics - The International Journal of the Robotics Society of
Japan (RSJ)

*** Special Issue on Robotic Sensor Skins ***

Guest Editors: Kolja Kühnlenz (Coburg Univ.), Barbara Kühnlenz (Coburg
Univ.), Ravinder Dahiya (Univ. Glasgow), Takao Someya (Univ. Tokyo), Akio
Yamamoto (Univ. Tokyo), Gordon Cheng (TU Munich)

Submission Deadline: December, 31, 2014
Publication in Vol. 29, No. 21 (November 2015)

Changing application fields of today's robots towards overlapping
workspaces and direct physical contact in public, industrial or home
environments require appropriate sensing modalities in order to facilitate
safe and smooth interaction between humans and robots. Artificial skins of
sensor arrays as a biomimetic means for equipping such robots with
appropriate perception capabilities have been an active field of research
for many years. Initially, focusing mainly on the haptic/tactile modality,
related works cover aspects of sensor technology, sensor fusion, kinematic
redundancy, trajectory and path planning, perception and cognition as well
as wearable haptics providing sensor devices for human interactors. Novel
developments and interdisciplinary approaches during the last years, e.g.
in bionic sensory devices, organic nanoelectronics, nanomaterials, etc.,
however, provide new impulses for research going beyond established fields
and moving towards e.g. soft robotics, multi-modality or continuum
approaches. This special issue gathers contributions targeting all aspects
of robotic sensor skins.

Relevant topics in the field of sensor skins include, but are not limited to:
- Flexible electronics
- Electronic skins
- Tactile sensors
- Printed sensors
- Multimodal sensing
- Haptic/Tactile and Visual Sensing
- Robot Control
- Perception and Cognition with Sensor Skins
- System Integration
- Interaction Control
- Social Interaction


The full-length manuscript (either PDF file or MS word file) should be
submitted by December 31, 2014 to the office of Advanced Robotics, the
Robotics Society of Japan through the homepage
(http://www.rsj.or.jp/advanced_e/submission). Instructions to the Authors
and the sample form of the manuscript are available at the homepage.
Please send another copy to the guest editors
(kolja.kuehnlenz at hs-coburg.de,barbara.kuehnlenz at hs-coburg.de,ravinder.dahiya at glasgow.ac.uk,someya at ee.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp,akio at aml.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp,gordon at tum.de)
for submission confirmation.

Important Dates:

December 31, 2014: Paper submission
February 28, 2015: Decisions to Authors
March 31, 2015: Submission of revised papers
May 31, 2015: Final decision
July 1, 2015: Material submission to publisher
November 2015: Publication


Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Kolja Kühnlenz

Dept. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Hochschule Coburg
Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Friedrich-Streib-Str. 2
D-96450 Coburg

phone: +49 (0) 9561 317 249
fax: +49 (0) 9561 317 171
email: kolja.kuehnlenz at hs-coburg.de
www: http://www.hs-coburg.de/21622.html

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