[robotics-worldwide] [journals] CFP: TMECH Focused Section on Design and Control of Hydraulic Robots

Claudio Semini claudio.semini at iit.it
Thu Aug 6 01:54:50 PDT 2015

Call for Papers: Focused Section on Design and Control of Hydraulic 
Robots - IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics (IF: 3.427)

deadline: 1st October 2015


Hydraulic robots have recently pushed the state of the art in robotics 
by demonstrating new levels of performance in terms of rough terrain 
locomotion, balance, speed, dexterity and robustness (e.g. Boston 
Dynamics/Google's robots, SARCOS Raytheon's humanoids and exoskeletons, 
but also academic efforts such as IIT's HyQ, Shandong University's SCalf 
etc). Inspired by these results, an increasing number of academic groups 
are (re-)discovering hydraulic actuation for applications where a high 
power density, robustness and high control bandwidth are crucial 

The main objective of this Focused Section is to report on the most 
recent advances in the field of hydraulic high-performance robots and 
actuators with a special focus on their design and control. We are 
looking for original contributions covering topics including:

* Mechatronics design of legged robots and manipulator arms with 
hydraulic actuation
* Mechatronics design of compact hydraulic actuators and power systems 
for robotic systems
* Mechatronics design of rehabilitation devices with hydraulic actuation
* Model-based position and force controller for hydraulic actuators
* Whole body control, balancing and rough-terrain locomotion of 
hydraulic legged robots
* Agile, highly dynamic and dexterous motions of hydraulic robots
* Solutions towards energy efficient hydraulic actuation
* Hydro-static transmissions and novel solutions with 
magneto-rheological fluids

For details on submission instructions, schedule, and guest editors, 
please read the official call on the TMECH website:

This Focused Section is supported by the IEEE-RAS Technical Committee on 
Mechanisms and Design:

Best regards from the guest editors:

Jouni Mattila,  Tampere Univ. of Technology, Finland (leading guest editor)
Claudio Semini, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Italy
Jonas Buchli,   ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Sang-Ho Hyon,   Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Perry Li,       University of Minnesota, USA
Hyungpil Moon,  Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
Bin Yao,        Purdue University, USA

Claudio Semini, PhD
Head of Dynamic Legged Systems Lab
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
Advanced Robotics Department
Via Morego 30, 16163 Genoa, Italy
phone: +39 010 71781 912
email: claudio.semini at iit.it
web: www.semini.ch or

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