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Sensors for Robotics

Call for Papers

Robots are currently widely applied in lots of areas such as industry, agriculture, medicine, transportation, social service, military, space exploration, and undersea exploiting. The robot sensor, as a key component of the robot, has been paid attention increasingly by robot researchers. Furthermore, sensor-based human-robot interaction is currently the frontier of robot research, which involves vision interaction, speech interaction, haptic interaction, and gesture interaction. Much effort has been done to develop robot sensors for robot control, robot perception, robot navigation, and human-robot interaction. Robot sensors' design is a significant challenge. This special issue aims at exhibiting the latest research achievement, findings, and ideas in robot sensors. The special issue will become an international forum for researchers to summarize the most recent developments and ideas in the field of robot sensors. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Robot force sensor
  • Robot tactile sensor
  • Robot vision sensor
  • Robot speech sensor
  • Smell sensor and robot nose
  • Taste sensor
  • Robot sensing
  • Multisensor information fusion for robot
  • Sensor design for human-robot interaction
  • Robot sensor calibration
  • Information processing of robot sensor
  • Pattern recognition of robot based on sensors
  • Wireless sensor communications between robots

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/js/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/js/srs/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 15 March 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 7 June 2013
Publication DateFriday, 2 August 2013

Lead Guest Editor

  • Aiguo Song, Robot Sensor and Control Laboratory, School of Instrument Science and Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China

Guest Editors

  • Daniela Constantinescu, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria, P.O. Box 3055, Station CSC, Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Guangming Song, School of Instrument Science and Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
  • Lei Wang, School of Computer Science and Software Engineering, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
  • Quanjun Song, Institute of Intelligent Machine, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031, China