It is my pleasure to announce the IECON 2018 Special Session on Collaborative Robotics in Smart Manufacturing. This special session can be an opportunity to join experts that work in the broad area of collaborative robotics and human-robot interaction in manufacturing domain.
The deadline was extended to May 21.
Please, select the correct special session at the moment of the submission. The papers submitted to the special session are considered as regular IECON papers (high quality is expected).
Robots are a key element to achieve manufacturing competitiveness, especially if they are able to collaborate with humans in a shared workspace in the shop-floor, creating a co-working partnership. The paradigm for robot usage has changed from an idea in which robots work with complete autonomy to a scenario in which robots collaborate with humans. This means taking the best of each partner, by exploring the cognitive and dexterity capabilities of humans and the capacity of robots to produce repetitive work and provide assistance.
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Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: