Special Issue on Emerging Paradigms for Robotic Manipulation: from the Lab to the Productive World

special issue

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
productive world.

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.

PROPOSED TIMELINE:

  • 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

GUEST EDITORS
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.

 

Special Issue on Emerging Paradigms for Robotic Manipulation: from the Lab to the Productive World

Arash Ajoudani portrait
Arash Ajoudani
Special Issue on Emerging Paradigms for Robotic Manipulation: from the Lab to the Productive World
Insitituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Genova, Italy
Kensuke Harada portrait
Kensuke Harada
Special Issue on Emerging Paradigms for Robotic Manipulation: from the Lab to the Productive World
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan
Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
Monica Malvezzi portrait
Monica Malvezzi
Special Issue on Emerging Paradigms for Robotic Manipulation: from the Lab to the Productive World
University of Siena and Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Siena, Italy
Maria Pozzi portrait
Maria Pozzi
Special Issue on Emerging Paradigms for Robotic Manipulation: from the Lab to the Productive World
University of Siena and Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Siena, Italy
Maximo Roa portrait
Maximo Roa
Special Issue on Emerging Paradigms for Robotic Manipulation: from the Lab to the Productive World
DLR - German Aerospace Center
Weßling, Germany
Leonel Rozo portrait
Leonel Rozo
Special Issue on Emerging Paradigms for Robotic Manipulation: from the Lab to the Productive World
Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence (BCAI)
Renningen, Germany
Virginia Ruiz Garate portrait
Virginia Ruiz Garate
Special Issue on Emerging Paradigms for Robotic Manipulation: from the Lab to the Productive World
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
Italy

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
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).

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