Special Issue on Emerging Paradigms for Robotic Manipulation: from the Lab to the Productive World
CALL FOR PAPERS
This special issue will explore cutting-edge technologies in robotic grasping and manipulation that have gone further than pure research environments and are currently being tested or implemented in real-world scenarios. In particular, submission of joint works between industries and research centers in diverse application areas such as production lines, entertainment, medical devices, and human-robot collaboration are encouraged. The special issue will bring attention on the most recent applied advances in robotic manipulation and grasping, and most importantly, the main challenges addressed to transfer these technologies to the
The main topics targeted with this special issue include, but are not limited to:
● New design paradigms for robotic hands and hand prostheses
● New control paradigms for robotic grasping and dexterous manipulation
● Artificial Intelligence applied to robotic grasping and manipulation
● Human-robot co-manipulation and handover: safety, ergonomy, ease of learning, and mutual understanding.
● Technology transfer challenges from research labs to industry in scenarios ranging from purely autonomous robotics to human-robot collaboration.
● Incorporating new paradigms into existing companies: do we need to restructure the working place for the new systems?
● Problems and solutions when integrating several existing research outputs into an overall working solution: description of successfully integrated systems and their working principles.
- August 1, 2020 - Submission deadline
- October 10, 2020 - End of the first review round
- October 20, 2020 - First decision recommendation to EiC by GEs
- November 1, 2020 - First decision communicated to authors by EiC
- December 15, 2020 - Revised paper submitted\Start of the second round of review
- February 1, 2021 - End of the second review round
- February 10, 2021 - Final decision recommendation to EiC by GEs
- February 20, 2021 - Final acceptance decision communicated to authors
- March 1, 2021 - Guest Editorial, Order of Publication and Cover Story\Pictures to EiC by GEs
- March 10, 2021 - final manuscripts uploaded by authors
- March 20, 2021 - final manuscripts forwarded to publisher
- June 10, 2021 - issue mailed to all members
The Guest Editors will selectively choose the manuscripts showing cutting-edge technologies or complex integration solutions which are applied or being tested in real-world robotic grasping and manipulation scenarios. By selecting and disseminating these works we hope to bring attention to the latest related developments and encourage progress and collaborations between the academic and industrial communities.
Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
This special issue will be encouraged and supported from the EU H2020 projects of “SOPHIA” (no.
871237) and “INBOTS” (no. 780073), and the ERC Starting Grant “Ergo-Lean” (G.A: 850932).