Special Issue on Assistive Robotics
A special issue of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine.
Assistive Robotics aims at developing advanced technical aids for promoting independent living and improving quality of life of persons who have chronic or degenerative impairment in motor, sensory, communication and/or cognitive abilities. Using robotics to blend sensing, movement and information processing capabilities has been demonstrated to be a very appropriate, adaptive approach to address functional needs of elderly and disabled people.
Typical specialized technologies (i.e., assistive and accessible devices) are being developed that empower people with disabilities to become more independent and more involved in the activities in their homes, schools, and communities. The central role of the user is a key issue of the design of such devices, posing highly interesting technical challenges, covering issues related to system efficacy, safety in the interaction and user acceptability. This special issue focuses on the new cutting-edge and representative advancements in design, analysis, implementation, and therapeutic testing of human assistive robotic devices. A new generation of assistive devices conceived and developed in tight co-operation with medical experts and end-users is expected to appear in the near future. Thus, multidisciplinary papers are very encouraged to be submitted. Researchers working in the academic or industrial community are invited to submit papers on the peculiar theoretical, technological and experimental aspects associated to the design, development and validation of novel assistive robotic systems.
Scope, Description, and More Information
Original and unpublished high-quality research results are solicited to explore and boost the new areas relevant to Assistive Robotics. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Mobility aids for locomotion or navigation
- Automated manipulation systems, including remote manipulation of objects and robotic aids for feeding, personal hygiene, etc.
- Technological aids for communication and social interaction
- Personal robotics
- Multi-modal human-machine interfaces for assistive robotics
- Interaction control of assistive robots
- Socially assistive robots
- Activity monitoring systems
- Telerobotics and telemedicine
- Elderly care assistive robots
To submit a paper, go here.
|Call for Papers||November 01, 2011|
|Deadline for Paper Submission||March 01, 2011|
|First Review||June 01, 2011|
|Final Review||July 01, 2012|
Hino (Tokyo), Japan
Mike Van der Loos
University of British Columbia
Vancouver (BC), Canada