[robotics-worldwide] [journals] Special Issue on Assistive Robotics - Second Call for Papers

Andrey Kiselev Andrey.Kiselev at oru.se
Fri Sep 5 08:47:28 PDT 2014

Paladyn. Journal of Behavioral Robotics invites manuscripts for the 
Special Issue on Assistive Robotics.

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. Assistive robotic devices 
range from indoor service robotic devices 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.

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):

• domestic robotics and service robots;
• 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 submissions 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 the 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.degruyter.com/view/j/pjbr. Please do not hesitate to contact editors.

Important Dates

Short abstract submission due (optional): September 15th, 2014
Full paper submission due: October 1st, 2014
Notification of acceptance: December 1st, 2014
Revised version due: January 5th, 2015
Publication: March, 2015

Guest Editors

Dr. Farshid Amirabdollahian, The University of Hertfordshire, UK, 
f.amirabdollahian2 at herts.ac.uk
Dr. Alessandro Di Nuovo, Plymouth University, UK & Kore University, 
Italy, alessandro.dinuovo at plymouth.ac.uk
Dr. Amy Loutfi, Örebro University, Sweden, amy.loutfi at oru.se
Dr. Andrey Kiselev, Örebro University, Sweden, andrey.kiselev at oru.se

Managing Editor

Dr. Natalia Efremova, Versita, natalia.efremova at degruyteropen.com

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