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    Frontiers Special Issue:
    On the Forefront of Control for Wearable Robots
    Call for Participation


    Wearable robotics is an intrinsically interdisciplinary topic, which involves areas ranging from neuroscience and bio-medical engineering, to electronics and control theory. In light of the typical interdisciplinary nature of this field, this Frontiers Special Issue, or Research Topic, aims to highlight the state of the art on the control of wearable robots from a large and comprehensive perspective, as well as identify common control needs, requirements, designs, and challenges. This includes not only different technologies, such as exoskeletons, soft exosuits, prostheses and orthoses, but also diverse end-users (e.g. healthy and impaired users).

    Within this heterogeneous framework, we would like to invite authors to submit original research as well as review papers for topics including, but not limited to:

    - Important hardware specifications incl. sensing, structural and actuation concepts
    - Control approaches & architectures;
    - Active versus passive impedance control;
    - Use of template models to enhance control performance;
    - Human modelling as means to improve control;
    - Postural balance control;
    - Transparency and load carrying control;
    - Human-Robot Interaction;
    - Optimal control and learning approaches;
    - Embodiment of neural systems in the control design;

    The Research Topic webpage is open for submissions, and the peer review and publication of the articles will be done on a continuous basis. The submission process is split in two phases:
    first a 1-page abstract followed, if accepted, by the full manuscript.

    The deadlines for submission are:

    - 1-Page Abstract: 23/Sep/2016
    - Full Manuscript: 01/Feb/2017

    Contributing authors will have the following choice of journals to submit their manuscript to, given the scope of their contribution:

    - Frontiers in Neurorobotics
    - Frontiers in Robotics and AI
    - Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology

    - Dr. Thiago Boaventura Cunha, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
    - Dr. Jan Veneman, Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Spain
    - Prof. Jonas Buchli, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
    - Prof. Herman van der Kooij, University of Twente, Netherlands

    With best regards,

    Jan Veneman
    Guest Associate Editor, Frontiers in Neurorobotics