[robotics-worldwide] [journals] CFP Journal of Field Robotics Special Issue on Space Robotics

Dan Szafir Daniel.Szafir at Colorado.EDU
Mon Jul 9 09:15:56 PDT 2018

Journal of Field Robotics (JFP) Special Issue on Space Robotics
Submission deadline: September 14, 2018
Decisions and author notification: December 14, 2018

Space applications present many challenges to robotic systems: from
extremes of temperature, vacuum, shock and gravity, to limitations on power
and communication, to requirements for reliability, robustness and autonomy.

The Journal of Field Robotics (JFR) announces its *sixth* special issue on
space robotics to examine topics related to robots and space.  This
biannual special issue will present and discuss the state of the art in
space robots.

We invite papers that exhibit theory and methods applied to robotic systems
in space including:

§  specification and evaluation of system concepts and designs;

§  effects of the space environment on robotic devices;

§  methods of relevant sensing, actuation, and mobility;

§  applications in manipulation, assembly, construction and excavation;

§  algorithms for localization and navigation, and task or mission planning;

§  techniques for safe and precise orbital maneuvering and landing;

§  experiments conducted in space or planetary analogue settings; and

§  analysis of human robot interaction and robot autonomy.

Papers for this special issue must provide technical descriptions of
systems and results and analysis of experimentation.  We invite discussion
and analysis of orbital robots/spacecraft and planetary rovers as well as
prototype systems that have been field tested in terrestrial analogue
environments.  Lessons learned in development and operation are pertinent
to the discussion.

We encourage papers addressing all aspects of space robotic systems.  Our
emphasis is on systems that fulfill a specific space-relevant
application.  Robotic
systems in Earth orbit, traveling in deep space, and operating on the
surfaces of planets, moons, comets, or asteroids are of particular
interest, as well systems envisioned for space application but developed
and demonstrated in relevant environments here on Earth.

The JFR encourages multimedia content and this issue seeks inclusion of
media illustrating system concept, experiments, and of course space


September 14, 2018 – Submit manuscripts

October 26, 2018 – Initial reviews completed

December 14, 2018 – Decisions and author notification

January 25, 2019 – Final manuscripts for publication

Authors interested can discuss submissions with the special issue editors

Special Issue Guest Editors:

Chris Skonieczny, Concordia University

Daniel Szafir, University of Colorado Boulder

Mark Woods, SciSys

*Daniel J. Szafir*, *Assistant Professor*
ATLAS Institute & Department of Computer Science
University of Colorado Boulder

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