Dear members of the robotics, biomechanics and exoskeleton community we
invite you to submit and participate in this year's special session on
exoskeletons at IROS 2018.
Further information regarding the special session is given below.
____ SPECIAL SESSION THEME FOR IROS 2018______
Special Session: Symbiotic Exoskeletons: Exploring the human side
This special session for IROS 2018 will explore why robotics is no
longer restricted to quintessential robotics engineering but strives for
the perfect integration between the human and the robot. As wearbale
robotics is slowly integrating into our lives, the advances made in the
field of exoskeletons seem to have a symbiotic relationship.
The aim is to discuss this symbiotic relationship between the
exoskeleton and the end user. Concepts in engineering can be
successfully integrated with biomechanics to create unique and
cost-effective exoskeletons that can augment movements and/or act as a
This session proposes to put forth state of the art scientific
contributions from both academia and industry to address human mobility
issues worldwide. The scientific contributions aim to tackle
biomechanical as well as control issues when envisioning the
exoskeleton. A true symbiotic relationship can be achieved by looking
into the human side of exoskeletons and engage in meaningful discussions
for further advancement in this field.
______CALL FOR SCIENTIFIC CONTRIBUTION ___________
We welcome initial abstracts (max 2 pages extended). Once the session is
accepted, the papers under this session will undergo a strict review
process by March 1, 2018, and if accepted will be published in the
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 16TH JANUARY 2018.
PLEASE INCLUDE A SHORT BIOGRAPHY OF THE CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS.
ACCEPTANCE OF SESSION: 9TH FEBRUARY 2018
PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 1ST MARCH 2018
Papers are solicited in the following areas of exoskeleton research
- Exoskeletons for impaired population
- Augmenting human performance
- Metabolic cost reduction
- Control and design implementation
- Standards of reporting for exoskeleton research