[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Papers - Special Session on Safe Human-Robot Collaboration - ETFA 2017

AndreA Orlandini andrea.orlandini at istc.cnr.it
Mon Mar 20 04:28:10 PDT 2017



                  Call for Papers

Special Session - SS07. Safe Human-Robot Collaboration

22nd IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies
And Factory Automation (ETFA 2017)

      September 12-15, 2017, Limassol, Cyprus

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The special session is promoted within the FourByThree project 
(https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.fourbythree.eu_&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=5z_i5o52hz0fljrpQtMCKyQg3v9d3nrEJaaTrpCKJYs&s=9ZwzioTe83BBWMeWbZHD-zgDSQKi9jZKARZ1BtbSGKs&e=  - FoF H2020) and is organized in synergy 
within the “Track 7 - Intelligent Robots & Systems” of ETFA 2017.
Industrial robots have previously demonstrated their excellence in 
industrial applications requiring dexterity, accuracy and efficiency. 
This is especially the case for large production batches, repetitive 
operations, and risky or unpleasant working conditions. However, when 
collaboration between robots and workers is required, including working 
in a shared space, it is often not feasible to use standard robots due 
to safety concerns. Safe robotic products have appeared on the market, 
but they lack flexibility (e.g., in terms of possible physical 
configurations) or are often prohibitively expensive. Furthermore, 
currently available collaborative robots are offered as isolated 
products. They are limited by fixed, rigid programming mechanisms, and 
do not come with integrated, rich perception capabilities or adequate 
responsive behaviours.
This special session aims to gather contributions in human-robot 
collaboration that respond to the challenge of creating new technologies 
and robotic solutions based on innovative hardware and software 
enforcing efficiency and safety. Such solutions should address real 
industrial needs providing suitable applications in possible human-robot 
scenarios in a given workplace without physical fences, i.e., 
coexistence (human and robot conduct independent activities) and 
collaboration (they work collaboratively to achieve a given goal).

This special session will be focusing on (but not limited to) the 
following topics:
•	How safe are today's robots to allow human-robot interaction in shared 
workspaces?
•	What are the best technologies currently available to achieve safe robots?
•	Human perspective (including trust towards and acceptance of robotic 
systems);
•	How can planning and scheduling be applied to the safe human-robot 
interaction problem?
•	What role do validity, verification and dependability play in safe 
human-robot interactions?
•	Long-term autonomy in human-robot collaborative scenarios;


Submission of Papers: The working language of the conference is English. 
Papers are limited to 8 double column pages in a font no smaller than 10 
points. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically in PDF format, 
according to the instructions contained in the Conference web site.
Paper Acceptance: Each accepted paper must be presented at the 
conference by one of the authors. The final manuscript must be 
accompanied by a registration form and a registration fee payment proof. 
All conference attendees, including authors and session chairpersons, 
must pay the conference registration fee, and their travel expenses.
No-show Policy: The ETFA2017 Organizing Committee reserves the right to 
exclude a paper from distribution after the conference at IEEE Xplore if 
the paper is not presented at the conference.

Author’s Schedule:
Deadline for submission of special sessions papers: 	April 9, 2017
Notification of acceptance of special sessions papers:	May 15, 2017
Deadline for submission of final manuscripts – special sessions:
July 2, 2017


Special Session Organizers
Amedeo Cesta, National Research Council of Italy (CNR-ISTC)
Iñaki Maurtua, IK4-TEKNIKER
AndreA Orlandini, National Research Council of Italy (CNR-ISTC)
Nicola Pedrocchi, National Research Council of Italy (CNR-ITIA)
Stefania Pellegrinelli, National Research Council of Italy (CNR-ITIA)


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  National Research Council of Italy
  Institute for Cognitive Science and Technology
  Phone:  +39-06-44595-223      E-mail: andrea.orlandini at istc.cnr.it
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AndreA Orlandini PhD

  National Research Council of Italy
  Institute for Cognitive Science and Technology
  Phone:  +39-06-44595-223      E-mail: andrea.orlandini at istc.cnr.it
  Fax:    +39-06-44595-243      Url: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.istc.cnr.it_group_pst&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=5z_i5o52hz0fljrpQtMCKyQg3v9d3nrEJaaTrpCKJYs&s=D_R86mark2H9doGGG8EojHLr1bdGkVimyKeuuwqEDnM&e= 
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