[robotics-worldwide] [journals] IEEE RAM Special Issue on Wearable Robotics

Jan Babic jan.babic at ijs.si
Tue Feb 19 10:00:18 PST 2019

Dear Everyone,

We are glad to announce a special issue of IEEE Robotics and Automation
Magazine on the topic of Wearable Robotics. IEEE RAM is consistently ranked
among the most highly ranked publications in robotics and automation &
control (IF = 3.57), and seeks to present new scientific results to the
practicing engineer through a focus on working systems.

Guest edited by Domen Novak (University of Wyoming, USA), Jan Babič (Jožef
Stefan Institute, Slovenia) and Carlos Rodriguez Guerrero (Vrije
Universiteit Brussel, Belgium), the special issue aims to bring wearable
robots closer to broad real-world adoption by highlighting the latest
innovations in the development of robust, intelligent wearable robots and
their evaluations in real-world scenarios. It will focus on papers
describing working systems that are ideally evaluated (even if
preliminarily) with human subjects in order to determine the technology’s
practical potential and impact on people with disabilities, workers,
sportsmen, and others. Papers on stationary wearable robots will not be
considered, though papers may be accepted if they describe the transfer of
knowledge from stationary to wearable robotic technologies.

The submission deadline is May 1, 2019. Topics of interest include, but are
not limited to:
- Mechanical design of robust wearable robots
- Collaborative control strategies for wearable robots
- Reducing power consumption in wearable robots
- Human subjects evaluations of existing wearable robots in lab and
real-world settings
- Human factors issues in real-world scenarios
- Impact of wearable robots on human productivity and quality of life
- Lessons learned when transferring wearable robots to different
- Cost-benefit analyses of wearable robots

More detailed information can be found on the IEEE RAM website:

If you have any questions about the special issue, please do not hesitate
to contact me.

Jan Babic

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