[robotics-worldwide] [journals] CfP: Robotica Special Issue on Computational Robot Design and Customization

Cynthia Sung crsung at seas.upenn.edu
Tue Jul 2 10:39:25 PDT 2019

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Special Issue: Computational Robot Design and Fabrication

Paper submission deadline: December 15, 2019
Target publication: June 2020

* Overview *
New advances in digital fabrication have increased our ability to create
complex geometric structures with an ever-expanding range of materials
(rigid, compliant, conductive, etc.). At the same time, computational
design tools offer a tremendous opportunity to facilitate robot design by
encoding structural, control, or fabrication constraints during the design
cycle, enabling roboticists to navigate the vast design spaces enabled by
digital fabrication. The combination of these two promises new robot forms
and capabilities to expand the applications and performance of future

Robotica announces a new Special Issue on Computational Robot Design and
Fabrication, with the goal of addressing the following two questions:
1) How can computational approaches enhance workflow and facilitate the
design and rapid prototyping of robots?
2) How can new materials and manufacturing approaches lead to uniform
processes for fabricating robots on-demand?

The topics of the special issue include, but are not limited to:
- Programmable fabrication
  - Novel rapid fabrication methods for intelligent machines
  - Personalized mechanisms and robotics
  - Soft and compliant machines
- Computational design
  - Characterization, modeling, and design of printable structures
  - Hardware/software co-design and optimization
  - Morphological intelligence
- End-to-end systems for robot design and fabrication
  - Interactive robot design systems
  - Programmable matter
  - Fabrication-aware design

* Submission Guidelines *
Authors interested in contributing should submit manuscripts to the
Manuscript Central System via https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__mc.manuscriptcentral.com_cup_robotica&d=DwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=YuaCwlMe2Wg7oxNgkmjKep84YX8iOoBZY94mqpA_emo&s=zck4ml3bvbL-ByiEx1DHt-RzdY7fLPGs5U8z8awi5Ig&e= .
All submissions must contain original, unpublished work and adhere to the
standard guidelines posted at

Authors should list "special issue on robot customization" in the keywords
for their submission. All submissions will be refereed according to the
standard procedures for Robotica.

Guest Editors:
- Cynthia Sung, University of Pennsylvania
- Stelian Coros, ETH Zurich
- Robert MacCurdy, University of Colorado, Boulder
- Mark Yim, University of Pennsylvania

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