Special Issue/Section on the
2017 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics
For the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering

A special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering.
Introduction
The rapid development of information and communications technology (ICT) has substantially increased the sensory, computation and communication capabilities of various robots. Bio-inspired robotics research is also discovering enhanced mechanism for performing tasks more effectively. In the higher-layer such as intelligent decision making layer, significant advancements in artificial intelligence, deep learning, etc., are also generating numerous opportunities for making the robotic and mechatronic systems smarter and more reliable. However, as new technologies of different layers emerging, robotics, as a highly interdisciplinary field, is facing even greater challenges as well as opportunities than ever in integrating these new technologies with each other harmoniously while fully exploiting the potential of each technology. The 2017 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics (ICARM 2017) will show the state-of-the-art research results in both emerging technologies and integration methodologies in the field of advanced robotics and mechatronics including the general areas of mechatronics, robotics, automation and sensors.
Scope, Description, and More Information
The goal of this special issue is to publish the best original, significant and visionary papers at ICARM 2017 describing scientific methods and technologies in automation that make great contributions to integrating new technologies in advanced robotics and mechatronics and improve efficiency, reliability, adaptability and intelligence of robotic and mechatronic systems. Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:
  • Rehabilitation robot system, neuro-robotics, wearable robots
  • Bionic robotics, autonomous and evolutionary robotics
  • Bionic robot navigation, task and motion planning
  • Locomotion and manipulation in biological and robot systems
  • Teleoperation, telerobotics, haptics, and semi-autonomous systems
  • Integration methodologies for advanced robotics and mechatronics
  • Control system modeling and simulation techniques and methodologies
  • Robotic systems modeling, optimization, simulation and experiments
  • Innovation in automation for intelligent robotic and mechatronic systems
  • Intelligent mechatronics, automation, control systems
  • AI, intelligent control, neuro-control, fuzzy control and its application
Important Dates

  Announcement of special issue   September 10, 2017
  Paper submission deadline   October 10, 2017
  Completion of the first round review   January 10, 2018
  Completion of the second round review   April 1, 2018
  Final manuscripts due   June 1, 2018
  Tentative publication date   November 1, 2018
Guest Editors
Chun-Yi Su, Concordia University, Canada, cysu@algol.concordia.ca
Zhijun Li, South China University of Technology, China, zjli@ieee.org
Yu Kang, University of Science and Technology of China, China, kangduyu@ustc.edu.cn

All enquiries about the special issue should be sent to any of the above guest-editors.