[robotics-worldwide] [journals] Call For Papers: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics Special Section on Bio-inspired Embodiment for Intelligent Sensing and Dexterity in Fine Manipulation

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[robotics-worldwide] [journals] Call For Papers: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics Special Section on Bio-inspired Embodiment for Intelligent Sensing and Dexterity in Fine Manipulation

Jack Liu
Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to submit papers to IEEE Transactions on
Industrial Informatics Special Section on Bio-inspired Embodiment for
Intelligent Sensing and Dexterity in Fine Manipulation

Theme:
Though great progress has been achieved for robotic manipulation, robust
autonomous robotic grasping and manipulation at a level approaching human
skills remains an elusive goal. One reason is the difficulty in dealing with
the inevitable uncertainties and unforeseen situations encountered in
dynamic and unstructured application environments. Unknown information
required to plan grasps such as object shape and pose needs to be extracted
from the environment through sensors. An efficient and forefront design of
advanced robots requires solving a compromise among size and weight,
functional dexterity and control complexity. Basically, this comes down to
choosing the optimal number and placement of sensors and motors as well as
the motion couplings and the mechanical compliance. Advanced mechanical
designs such as soft actuation, under-actuated mechanisms and
hyper-redundant continuum robots together with multimodal distributed
sensing, machine learning algorithms and reactive control might exhibit
enhanced capabilities of adapting to changing environments and learning from
exploration. The aim of this special section is to understand how human
acquires dexterity in object manipulation, discuss the possibility of
its application in robotic systems, and to draw key strategies for dealing
with robotic dexterous manipulation in next generation. The level of
dexterous manipulation by robots is currently far from that of human being.
What can improve the ability of robots? One hint might be to understand the
approaches of human being in dexterity acquisition. The special section
addresses a broad spectrum of topics within mechatronic design of smart
robots with embodied intelligence. Special attention should be given to the
integration of mechatronic design with control efficiency and simplification
and autonomous enhanced capabilities. This includes mechanism modeling and
design, new actuation concepts, innovative transmission systems and
actuation networks, novel sensors and sensing allocation, learning
techniques and adaptive/reactive control algorithms. The scenarios of
interest cover all the field of robotics and thus go from medical to
industrial applications.

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following research topics and
technologies:
● Tactile-driven exploration strategies
● Tactile servoing and manipulation
● Tactile image and tactile object perception
● Tactile-based unknown object grasp and in-hand manipulations
● Multi-modal perception for fine manipulation
● Collaborative perception for fine manipulation
● Advanced control method for fine manipulation
● Coordinated control for fine manipulation
● End-to-end control architecture for fine manipulation
● Mind-controlled fine manipulation
● Cognitive mechanisms of fine manipulation and deep learning and its
application
● Using tactile for unknown object reconstruction, classification and slip
detection
● Whole-body sensing based manipulation and safety
 
Manuscript Preparation and Submission
Please submit your manuscript in electronic form through Manuscript Central
web site:https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__mc.manuscriptcentral.com_tii&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=w9BLbUmtLtFjI_5soPvEE1zG1aPKdDXCR0OlgsXCfWg&s=XdlLtikUfHHUjh5o5Wgb1v4qlF78pWScyi4PBtsZIpg&e= . On the submitting page #1 in
popup menu of manuscript type, select: SS on Bioinspired Embodiment for
Intelligent Sensing and Dexterity in Fine Manipulation. Submissions to this
Special Section must represent original material that has been neither
submitted to, nor published in, any other journal. Regular manuscript length
is 8 pages, additional 4 pages may be allowed for a fee.

Timetable:
Deadline for manuscript submissions December 30, 2017
Expected publication date (tentative) June 2018


Guest Editors:
Prof. Zhijun Li, South China University of Technology, University of Science
and Technology of China, China, [hidden email]
Dr. Huaping Liu, Tsinghua University, China, [hidden email]
Dr. Fanny Ficuciello, DIETI, University of Naples Federico II, Italy,
[hidden email]
 
Best,
Zhijun Li
Bio-inspired-Embodiment-for-Intelligent-Sensing-and-Dexterity-in-Fine-Manipulations-2017-9-25_(1).pdf
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