[robotics-worldwide] Fwd: [Journals] Robotics and Autonomous Systems: Special Issue on Human-oriented Approaches for Assistive and Rehabilitation Robotics

gionata salvietti salviettigio at dii.unisi.it
Tue Apr 19 14:55:45 PDT 2016


Robotics and Autonomous Systems: Special Issue
on Human-oriented Approaches for Assistive and Rehabilitation Robotics



Submission Deadline: June 1st 2016
Final notification: January 1st 2017
Expected publication: April 1st 2017


Assistive and rehabilitation robotics receive an increasing research
interest due to the capabilities of the proposed devices in evaluation,
augmentation, and high repeatability. Although some promising designs can
fulfill complex tasks, there are still open issues due to the limitation in
technology, but also the insufficient knowledge about the human.
Thus, assistive and rehabilitation roboticsresearch and application
require human-oriented approaches since the devices incorporate with
humans. The consideration of technical and human aspects is
crucial and techniques from human sciences should be considered besides
engineering methods. The consideration of aspects such as safety,
functionality, effectiveness, and acceptance requires the collaboration of
disciplines like design, mechatronics, computer science, biomechanics,
neuroscience, and psychology.

The special issue gathers knowledge from the disciplines mentioned above
with respect
to human-oriented approaches in assistiveand rehabilitation robotics. With
that it contributes to revealing goals considering the human and challenges
emerging from this andfinally fosters the elaboration of a systematic
framework that covers human issues in development and operation.
Contributions should emphasize on human-oriented approaches for application
in robotic interventions and analysis as well as robot design and control.

Possible topics are:

  *   Technical developments (design, control, sensors, actuators, user
interfaces, etc.)
  *   Investigations of the neural and psychological background
  *   Definition of safety, functionality, effectiveness, and acceptance
  *   Methodical approaches to human-oriented design
  *   Structured assessment of intervention effectiveness in user studies
  *   Applications in prostheses, exoskeletons, and other wearable robotics


Info on the submission can be found here


Philipp Beckerle -- Technische Universität Darmstadt,
Institute for Mechatronic Systems in Mech. Eng.,
beckerle at ims.tu-darmstadt.de

Gionata Salvietti -- University of Siena, Department of Information
Engineering and Mathematics, salviettigio at dii.unisi.it

Ramazan Ünal -- AGU Engineering Faculty, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Abdullah
Gul University, ramazan.unal at agu.edu.tr

Fulvio Mastrogiovanni -- University of Genova, Department of Informatics,
Bioengineering, Robotics and Systems Engineering,
fulvio.mastrogiovanni at unige.it

Gionata Salvietti, PhD

Assistant Professor (RTD-A) in Robotics and Automation
Department of Information Engineering and Mathematics
University of Siena
Via Roma 56, 53100 Siena, Italy
Research affiliate
Department of Advanced Robotics
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - IIT
Via Morego 30, 16163 Genova, Italy

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