Call for papers: RCIM special issue on Safety in collaborative robotics and human-robot interaction

Call for papers: RCIM special issue on Safety in collaborative robotics and human-robot interaction

CALL FOR PAPERS

From research to industry: SAFETY in collaborative robotics and human-robot interaction
Special issue on Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing
Journal by Elsevier


It is our pleasure to invite you to submit your research papers to the Special Issue titled From research to industry: SAFETY in collaborative robotics and human-robot interaction, to be published on Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing by Elsevier.

OVERVIEW
Collaborative robotics is a major trend in robot technology that enables solutions where the operator directly accesses and interacts with the robot, as opposed to traditional safeguarding where the access to the robot system is prevented in operational conditions. Interaction with access to the workspace clearly requires safety principles to be implemented, like specific power/energy-limited robots or adding sensors and control layers to regular industrial robot systems.
In order to have effective transfer of the scientific researches in the field of collaborative robotics and human-robot interaction to the industrial level, it is necessary to carefully and intensely explore the impact of control/device technology on operational and functional safety. This special issue addresses novel improvements and opportunities in control, machine technology, planning and perception to create robotic systems that can safely operate with the human operator in industrial applications. In particular, the special issue aims at presenting real industrial use cases based on the interaction between the operator and the user where the reduction of the risks that is obtained by exploiting the new techniques/technologies is clearly shown.

Topics include, but are not limited to:
•    Safe collaborative robotics in industrial applications
•    Risk assessment when bringing collaborative robotics in industry
•    Operators involvement in safe human-robot interaction
•    Regulation compliance for safety in collaborative robotics
•    Validation of human-robot interaction systems
•    Robot capabilities for self-assessment of safety measures
•    Estimation of probabilities and models of unintended behaviors by either robots or humans
•    Toolchains for modelling and assessing safety of robots and of applications
•    Downgraded execution modes, self-healing systems and contingency planning in safety

All contributions are expected to provide extended versions of reference case histories.

For extended information about this Special Issue, please read:
From research to industry: SAFETY in collaborative robotics and human-robot interaction

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Submission opening: 15 February 2018
  • Submission deadline: 15 May 2018
  • Final notification: 15 December 2018
  • Expected publication: February 2019

GUEST EDITORS

  • Federica Ferraguti, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia – Italy
  • Cristian Secchi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia – Italy
  • Federico Vicentini, National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Institute of Industrial Technologies and Automation (ITIA) – Italy
  • Jeremy Marvel, U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) – USA

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
All papers submitted to the special issue must conform to the journal submission guidelines. These can be found at: Guidlines for authors
Authors should submit their contribution through the EVISE system: Submission site
When submitting their papers, authors must select VSI:Safety in industrial HRI  as the article type.

For comments, suggestions or requests, please send an email to Federica Ferraguti (federica.ferraguti@unimore.it).

On behalf of the Guest Editors,
Federica Ferraguti

2018-01-30T17:10:49+00:00 January 30th, 2018|News|