Special Session

Special sessions complement the regular technical program by highlighting new and emerging research topics or innovative applications of established approaches.

Approved Special Session

  • Advances in Human-Robot Interaction
  • Autonomous Mobile Manipulation
  • Innovative Robots
Advances in Human-Robot Interaction

One of the recent research trends in robotics is how to enable effective and safe collaborative behavior of robots working with humans. Such a collaborative setup aims to automate tasks that cannot be fully automated with classical industrial robots due to setup time, space, cost and safety. This track aims to identify the key scientific and technological challenges as well as the breakthroughs that are still needed to advance robotic technology for human-robot interaction for the benefit of humanity.

Tadej Petrič, Jožef Stean Institute (JSI), Ljubljana, Slovenia; tadej.petric@ijs.si
Kosta Jovanović, School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia; kostaj@etf.rs

Autonomous Mobile Manipulation

Mobile manipulation promises to solve challenges in modern manufacturing, such as handling and logistics tasks. Unsolved or inadequately solved subproblems generate significant scientific demand in this field. This includes different aspects such as calibration, grasping, task planning, kinematic behavior of the entire system, safety issues, etc.

Mathias Brandstötter, JOANNEUM RESEARCH ROBOTICS, Klagenfurt, Austria: mathias.brandstoetter@joanneum.at
Michael Hofbaur, JOANNEUM RESEARCH ROBOTICS, Klagenfurt, Austria: michael.hofbaur@joanneum.at

Innovative Robots

Robots are revolutionizing manufacturing, healthcare, logistics, agriculture, or even home. The rise of robots has created a big gap for robotics talent and stimulated great interests in robotics research from both academia and industries.
With the accumulation of practical experience, technology advances, and the wide spread applications, the development of robots in the future will be more intelligent, connected, collaborative, and autonomously mobile.
The objective of this special session is to provide a forum for researchers to discuss and disseminate research work related to emerging technologies that are defining future robotics.
Accordingly, this track aims at reporting on latest researches in the field by covering topics including, but not limited to:

–              Continuum robot kinematics and applications
–              Mechanism design for servicing applications
–              Service robots
–              Rehabilitation devices
–              Human robot interaction
–              Passive compliant mechanisms
–              Adaptive control of compliant robots

Giuseppe Carbone, University of Calabria, Italy; carbone@unicas.it, g.carbone@shu.ac.uk
Med Amine Laribi, University of Poitiers, France; med.amine.laribi@univ-poitiers.fr

The session organizer will have the task of:

  • Promoting the track, contacting and sending information to colleagues, research groups and institutions;
  • Attracting a minimum of 4 papers;
  • Suggesting 3/4 reviewers for each paper and being involved in the review process;
  • Cooperating with the local organizers for preparing and chairing the corresponding conference session.

All the Special Session Chairs will be cited in the proceedings of the conference, published in the Springer Series Mechanism and Machine Science-Proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region, RAAD 2022. 

The authors should submit their manuscripts for Special Sessions according to the instructions for authors and the conference’s deadlines.