[robotics-worldwide] [news] Call for Chapter Contributions: Edited Volume on Recent Advances in Industrial Robotics
Call for Chapter Contributions: Edited Volume on Recent Advances in Industrial Robotics
World Scientific Publishing Company (WSPC) has launched a new book series in the area of advanced manufacturing to disseminate the new knowledge being created in the field of advanced manufacturing. Books in this series are expected to serve as a reference for practicing engineers and textbooks for new engineering courses. WSPC plan to publish an edited volume titled Recent Advances in Industrial Robotics. This volume will consist of ten to twelve contributed book chapters.
Traditionally, industrial robots have been used on mass production lines, where the same manufacturing operation is repeated many times. Recent advances in human-safe industrial robots present an opportunity for creating hybrid work cells, where humans and robots can collaborate in close physical proximities. This capability enables realizing systems that utilize the complementary strengths of humans and robots. Several new low-cost robots have been introduced in the market over the last few years, making them attractive in many new manufacturing applications where robot utilization is not expected to be very high. This makes the idea of hybrid cells economically viable for small volume production. At the same time, recent advances in artificial intelligence are striving to make industrial robots more agile, with the ability to adapt to changing environments and tasks. Additionally, recent advances in force and tactile sensing enable robots to be used on complex manufacturing tasks.
These new capabilities are expanding the role of robotics in manufacturing operations and leading to significant growth in the industrial robotics area. The edited volume will focus on recent development in the area of industrial robotics and their applications in manufacturing. Book chapter contributions are invited in, but not limited to, the following areas:
* Mobile manipulation
* Dexterous manipulation
* Multi-arm manipulation
* 3D printed custom tools and end effectors for robots
* Robotic assembly of compliant parts
* Automation for meso and microscale assemblies
* Automated finishing
* Automation of composites fabrication
* Human robot collaboration
* Artificial intelligence techniques applied to industrial robotics
* Prognostics and diagnostics for robotic cells
Editors: Satyandra K. Gupta, University of Southern California ([hidden email]), Venkat Krovi, Clemson University ([hidden email]), and Craig Schlenoff, National Institute of Standards and Technology ([hidden email]).
Instructions for Authors: Please send title and short abstract of your proposed chapters to the editors as soon as possible. Book chapters will be due on January 31st, 2018. All contributions will go through peer review process. Book chapters will be approximately 20 to 25 pages in length.