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    Dear Colleagues

    I would greatly appreciate that you distribute this

    Call for Papers

    Special Issue on

    "Personal Care Robotics"

    for the journal:
    Applied Bionics and Biomechanics

    The deadline for Paper submissions is February 15, 2010.

    Other important dates:
    May 31, 2010, Notification of acceptance
    August 31, 2010, Revised / Final manuscript

    It is expected that robotics would be a hot field in this century.
    Many governments have a vision of putting robots in homes in coming
    years, and relevant industries are backing these actions by building
    system than can easily fit the market. Among various Robotics
    industries, Personal Care Robotics markets are expected to have a
    dramatic growth reaching every home. These robots are expected to
    provide personal assistance in the home doing cleaning or cooking,
    assisting in the care of the elderly or young children. Several
    research institutes have started exploring the technologies to
    build such robot. On top of the traditional robotic problems,
    one key issue in personal robots is the acceptance of these robots
    into human society which depends on the way such robots interact
    with people. To achieve a natural human way of interaction
    involving voice, gestures, gaze direction, facial expression,
    body posture, and vocal babbles is getting closer with the rapid
    advancement in related technologies.

    This special issue on personal care robotics will serve as a
    platform for researchers to share their technical findings and
    solutions to domain specific problems. In addition, it would present
    to the community the current standing and potential future directions
    for the field of personal care robotics. And finally, it would provide

    an introduction, significance and advancement of the emerging class
    of personal care robots to a beginner in this field. The focus of
    this special issue lies on the following domains but is not limited

    ● Human-Robot-Interaction and Cooperation
    ● Navigation and Mapping in dynamic environments
    ● Computer Vision and Object Recognition under natural light
    ● Object Manipulation
    ● Adaptive Behaviors
    ● Behavior Integration
    ● Ambient Intelligence
    ● Standardization and System Integration
    ● Learning by Imitation

    Guest Editors:
    Mohan Rajesh Elara, Singapore Polytechnic
    Wijerupage Sardha Wijesoma, Nanyang Technological
    Carlos Acosta Antonio Calderon,Singapore Polytechnic
    Zhou Changjiu, Singapore Polytechnic

    For more information on this Special Issue, please contact
    Dr. Mohan Rajesh Elara at the email address shown below.

    Please inform Dr. Mohan Rajesh Elara at your earliest convenience if
    you can submit a contribution to this Special Issue.

    Hoping to hear from you soon.

    Best regards.

    Mohan Rajesh Elara