[robotics-worldwide] [journals] IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronics: Focused Section on Soft Actuators, Sensors, and Components (SASC)

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[robotics-worldwide] [journals] IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronics: Focused Section on Soft Actuators, Sensors, and Components (SASC)

Kam K. Leang
IEEE/ASME Trans. Mechatronics Call for Papers: Focused Section on Soft  
Actuators, Sensors, and Components (SASC)

Highly deformable and soft actuators, sensors, and components (SASC) are  
crucial in the design and development of soft
mechatronic/robotic systems that safely interact with humans and  
delicately handle products in an assembly line. The key
advantages of mechatronic systems comprised of SASC are their ability to  
deform and take on shapes for increased adaptability and better control of  
forces for enhanced safety. The development of many SASC are often  
inspired by the form and motion of biological organisms, and often strive  
to achieve inherently compliant and safe interfaces.  Applications of SASC  
include biomedical devices, warehouse and distribution systems,  
manufacturing lines, and assistive devices. The development of SASC for  
mechatronic and robotic systems presents a number of challenges in  
material development, mathematical modeling, mechanism design and  
fabrication, and control, and has attracted increasing attention from  
researchers in recent years. This Focused Section will compile recent  
efforts contributing to soft actuators, sensors, and components in the  
context of mechatronic systems.  Contributions addressing state-of-the-art  
developments and methodologies, and the perspectives on the future of SASC  
are also welcomed. Manuscripts should contain both theoretical and  
practical/experimental results. The topics of interest include but not  
limited to:

• Design, modeling, and manufacturing of SASC;
• Advanced control of soft actuators and components;
• Wearable and implantable soft mechatronic devices;
• Modular soft mechatronic/robotic systems;
• Soft actuation and locomotion;
• Mechatronic/robotic applications and experimental validation of SASC.

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.ieee-2Dasme-2Dmechatronics.org_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=TFtc17ytx87nhFc67UZUs5xMOLUw0Oxo9IB5U2A13gc&s=UUgoDitfVMVxTYw927V0EoeFCqB0ZbJSGso57lFxh3s&e=

Manuscript submission: Manuscripts should be submitted online at:  
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__mc.manuscriptcentral.com_tmech-2Dieee&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=TFtc17ytx87nhFc67UZUs5xMOLUw0Oxo9IB5U2A13gc&s=kSkzQ4DAGntllxuqO04aKubl5YAPUG-bmhd0kda0c2Y&e=. The cover letter should  
report the following statement: “This paper is submitted for possible  
publication in the Focused Section on Soft Actuators, Sensors, and  
Components (SASC)”. All manuscripts will be subjected to the regular TMECH  
peer review process. If you have any
questions relating to this focused section, please email one of the Guest  

Important dates:

Paper submission: January 8, 2018
Completion of first review: April 9, 2018
Submission of revised papers: May 21, 2018
Completion of final review: August 20, 2018
Submission of final manuscripts and copyright forms: September 9, 2018
Scheduled Publication: December 2018

Guest Editors
KAM K. LEANG, University of Utah, United States, Email:
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JUN UEDA, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States, Email:
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FUMIYA IIDA, University of Cambridge, England, Email: [hidden email]
JAMIE PAIK, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland,
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YONGLAE PARK, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea, Email:
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[robotics-worldwide] [journals] CFP: Special Issue for Assembly Automation: Robot Control for Industrial and Service Applications

Special issue call for papers from Assembly Automation (SCI indexed Journal)

Robotics has been an important research topic in both the field of automation and that of control. The sustaining demand from the industrial automation as well as space applications and due to the lack of labor forces renders the research and applications of robotics to be a hot topic again. According to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) study World Robotics 2016, there were about 1,631,600 operational industrial robots by the end of 2015. This number is estimated to reach 2,589,000 by the end of 2019. To help excavate the potential of robots both in industry and daily routine, optimizing control schemes is an imminent task. Among various aspects related to robotics, robot control plays a very significant role in ensuring the success and reliability of robotic applications. Accuracy and repeatability are usually two measured parameters that are used to evaluate the performance of a robot, which inevitably makes a positional error and that could be a problem for the process. Moreover, the repeatability of a robot is different in different parts of the working envelope and also changes with speed and payload.

To address such challenges, this special issue intends to focus on some recent development of robot control and to enhance our study and concentration on the fundamental problems in robot control, either from a research perspective or from a commercialization and application perspective.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
•Motion control of robot manipulators, mobile robots, aerial robots/vehicles, and space robots.
•Teleoperation of robotics · Distributed control of networked robots
•Visual servoing of robots
•Advanced nonlinear control of robots, e.g., adaptive control, learning control, and robust control
•Force control and impedance control of robots
•Dynamic modelling of robots and space robots
•Advanced control of robots with link and/or joint flexibility
•Controller architecture for industrial/commercial robots

Submission Guidelines

Author guidelines, including on formats and length limit, must be strictly followed and can be found on the journal web site at: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com_products_journals_author-5Fguidelines.htm-3Fid-3Daa&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=nRnFLFkYzMN7mNSm1-DDAzkwaFApLrtKhSXH6Gwq1Nw&s=F1c60sPh3GG5A7Oboxjo6mJ76zxpfyPDu-05kdO0hrw&e=

Submissions to must be through Scholar-One Manuscripts. Registration and access are available at:https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__mc.manuscriptcentral.com_aa&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=nRnFLFkYzMN7mNSm1-DDAzkwaFApLrtKhSXH6Gwq1Nw&s=KsrFEY51rPSAMizIgoR5V_vtCBpi-KtJlyzeKlC5JiU&e=

Key dates
•Submission deadline: Feb. 28, 2018
•First Round of Reviews: Mar. 01, 2018
•Publication date: Jun. 30, 2018 - 33.3

Contact Details:

Please get in touch with the below guest editors if you have any questions.

Hesheng Wang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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 Hanlei Wang, Beijing Institute of Control Engineering
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 Long Cheng Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Science
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 Xuebo Zhang, Nankai University
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