[robotics-worldwide] [journals] IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronics: Focused Section on Soft Actuators, Sensors, and Components (SASC)

Kam K. Leang kam.k.leang at utah.edu
Mon Oct 23 12:50:28 PDT 2017


IEEE/ASME Trans. Mechatronics Call for Papers: Focused Section on Soft  
Actuators, Sensors, and Components (SASC)

Highly deformable and soft actuators, sensors, and components (SASC) are  
crucial in the design and development of soft
mechatronic/robotic systems that safely interact with humans and  
delicately handle products in an assembly line. The key
advantages of mechatronic systems comprised of SASC are their ability to  
deform and take on shapes for increased adaptability and better control of  
forces for enhanced safety. The development of many SASC are often  
inspired by the form and motion of biological organisms, and often strive  
to achieve inherently compliant and safe interfaces.  Applications of SASC  
include biomedical devices, warehouse and distribution systems,  
manufacturing lines, and assistive devices. The development of SASC for  
mechatronic and robotic systems presents a number of challenges in  
material development, mathematical modeling, mechanism design and  
fabrication, and control, and has attracted increasing attention from  
researchers in recent years. This Focused Section will compile recent  
efforts contributing to soft actuators, sensors, and components in the  
context of mechatronic systems.  Contributions addressing state-of-the-art  
developments and methodologies, and the perspectives on the future of SASC  
are also welcomed. Manuscripts should contain both theoretical and  
practical/experimental results. The topics of interest include but not  
limited to:

• Design, modeling, and manufacturing of SASC;
• Advanced control of soft actuators and components;
• Wearable and implantable soft mechatronic devices;
• Modular soft mechatronic/robotic systems;
• Soft actuation and locomotion;
• Mechatronic/robotic applications and experimental validation of SASC.

Manuscript preparation: Papers must contain original contributions and be  
prepared in accordance with the journal standards. Instructions for  
authors are available online at: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.ieee-2Dasme-2Dmechatronics.org_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=TFtc17ytx87nhFc67UZUs5xMOLUw0Oxo9IB5U2A13gc&s=UUgoDitfVMVxTYw927V0EoeFCqB0ZbJSGso57lFxh3s&e=

Manuscript submission: Manuscripts should be submitted online at:  
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__mc.manuscriptcentral.com_tmech-2Dieee&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=TFtc17ytx87nhFc67UZUs5xMOLUw0Oxo9IB5U2A13gc&s=kSkzQ4DAGntllxuqO04aKubl5YAPUG-bmhd0kda0c2Y&e=. The cover letter should  
report the following statement: “This paper is submitted for possible  
publication in the Focused Section on Soft Actuators, Sensors, and  
Components (SASC)”. All manuscripts will be subjected to the regular TMECH  
peer review process. If you have any
questions relating to this focused section, please email one of the Guest  
Editors.

Important dates:

Paper submission: January 8, 2018
Completion of first review: April 9, 2018
Submission of revised papers: May 21, 2018
Completion of final review: August 20, 2018
Submission of final manuscripts and copyright forms: September 9, 2018
Scheduled Publication: December 2018

Guest Editors
KAM K. LEANG, University of Utah, United States, Email:
kam.k.leang at utah.edu
JUN UEDA, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States, Email:
jun.ueda at me.gatech.edu
FUMIYA IIDA, University of Cambridge, England, Email: fi224 at cam.ac.uk
JAMIE PAIK, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland,
Email: jamie.paik at epfl.ch
YONGLAE PARK, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea, Email:
ylpark at snu.ac.kr


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