[robotics-worldwide] [journals] CALL FOR PAPERS: International Journal of Intelligent Robotics and Applications - Focused Section on Human-Centered Robotics

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[robotics-worldwide] [journals] CALL FOR PAPERS: International Journal of Intelligent Robotics and Applications - Focused Section on Human-Centered Robotics

CHEAH Chien Chern
International Journal of Intelligent Robotics and Applications

Call for Papers, Focused Section on Human-Centered Robotics

Guest Editors:
Santosh Devasia, University of Washington, U.S.A., [hidden email]
Chien Chern Cheah, Nanyang Technological Univ., Singapore, [hidden email]
Marcello Pellicciari, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (UniMORE), Italy, [hidden email]
Margherita Peruzzini, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (UniMORE), Italy, [hidden email]

Human-centered robotics requires a fundamental shift from the traditional robot-in-a-cage model to robots interacting with people in an open environment with applications that include wearable robotics, social robots for home and entertainment, and collaborative manufacturing. Many efforts are underway to guarantee safety and improve performance when such robots operate in human environments, such as improved sensors and actuators and data-based methods for enhanced cognition. This generates numerous opportunities for innovation. At the same time there are substantial challenges before such robots become ubiquitous. In an effort to disseminate current advances of various robotics technologies for human-centered applications, this focused session seeks submissions in relevant areas. Papers should contain both theoretical and practical/experimental results. Potential topics include but are not limited to:

- Design of robots (soft and deformable structures) for human interaction
- Human-robot co-learning
- Modeling and control for human-robot interactions
- Safety of human-robot interactions
- Smart actuators and sensors for effective human-robot interfaces
- Wearable robotics including active robotic prostheses and orthoses

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.springer.com_41315&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=hvWU9eCsnCA8WwBpZ4Sj-eEbyn9NTQ50n1RawLIyM90&s=yGXX-t_wnNyIbCV5LZm8vR59JoCqycI7WJ6wc79LWDY&e= .

Manuscript submission:
Manuscripts should be submitted online at: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.editorialmanager.com_jira_default.aspx&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=hvWU9eCsnCA8WwBpZ4Sj-eEbyn9NTQ50n1RawLIyM90&s=sgzArWPhK8xkcRClUNhI8YKLxVw-YYUAoFSFp82vVXg&e= . The cover letter should report the following statement: “This paper is submitted for possible publication in the focused section on Human-Centered Robotics.” All manuscripts will be subjected to the peer review process. If you have any questions relating to this focused section, please email one of the Guest Editors.

Important dates:
Paper submission: October 15, 2017
Completion of first review: January 1, 2018
Submission of revised papers: Feb 1, 2018
Completion of final review: March 1, 2018
Submission of final manuscripts and copyright forms: March 15, 2018
Publication: June 2018

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