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International Journal of Social Robotics

International Journal of Social Robotics

Editor-in-Chief: Shuzhi S. Ge
Co-Editor-in-Chief: Oussama Khatib

ISSN: 1875-4791 (print version)
ISSN: 1875-4805 (electronic version)

Journal no. 12369

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Maria Chiara Carrozza appointed minister in Italy's government 

April 2013

Prof Maria Chiara Carrozza
Heartfelt congratulations to Professor Maria Chiara Carrozza for being appointed minister of education, universities, and research in Italy's newly formed government!
Maria is editorial board member of the International Journal of Social Robotics as well as the Springer series Biosystems & Biorobotics
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Shuzhi Sam Ge elected IFAC fellow 

Shuzhi Sam Ge
Professor Sam Ge's contributions and efforts in the area of intelligent control systems have been recognised by the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC).
Prof Ge was elected IFAC Fellow (2010) by the Federation in recognition of his fundamental contributions to adaptive neural network control with applications in robotics, and he is going to receive this award at the 18th IFAC World Congress, Milano, August 28-Sept 2, 2011.
Dr Ge is the Director of Social Robotics Lab, Institute of Interactive Digital Media (IDMI), National University of Singapore (NUS). He also serves Vice President of Technical Activities (2009-2010) and Vice President of Membership Activities (2011) of IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS).
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Maja J. Matarić received Presidential Mentoring Award from President Obama 

Maja Mataric
Maja J. Matarić received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring at a White House ceremony on January 24, 2011.
Each year the White House recognizes the crucial role that mentoring plays in the academic and personal development of students studying science or engineering—particularly those who belong to groups that are underrepresented in those fields.
While the Presidential Award specifically honors Mataric's career achievements through the entire mentoring pipeline, from K-12 to Ph.D. faculty, her gifts have also enriched USC Viterbi.
Matarić is a professor of computer science, neuroscience, and pediatrics, as well as senior associate dean for research at the Viterbi School of Engineering. She is also founding director of the USC Center for Robotics and Embedded Systems and director of the USC Robotics Research Lab.

 

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    Social Robotics is the study of robots that are able to interact and communicate among themselves, with humans, and with the environment, within the social and cultural structure attached to its role. The journal covers a broad spectrum of topics related to the latest technologies, new research results and developments in the area of social robotics on all levels, from developments in core enabling technologies to system integration, aesthetic design, applications and social implications. It provides a platform for like-minded researchers to present their findings and latest developments in social robotics, covering relevant advances in engineering, computing, arts and social sciences.

    The journal publishes original, peer reviewed articles and contributions on innovative ideas and concepts, new discoveries and improvements, as well as novel applications, by leading researchers and developers regarding the latest fundamental advances in the core technologies that form the backbone of social robotics, distinguished developmental projects in the area, as well as seminal works in aesthetic design, ethics and philosophy, studies on social impact and influence, pertaining to social robotics.

    The journal aims to provide an overview of the current state of the social robotics scene, how the field and related technologies are set to evolve in the future, and their impact on society at large. It also provides researchers in diverse fields - from engineering, to the social sciences - and developers in the area a consolidated volume which details the latest developments and act as an international forum for all issues within the editorial focus. Topics of interest for the scientific papers and letters include but are not limited to:

    ·         Affective and cognitive sciences for socially interactive robots

    ·         Human-robot interaction and robot-robot interaction

    ·         Compliance, safety and compatibility in the design of social robots ''living'' with humans

    ·         Learning, adaptation and evolution of intelligence

    ·         Roboethics in human society

    ·         Social acceptance and impact of robots in the society

    ·         Design philosophies and socially appealing design methodologies

    ·         Socially assistive robotics

    ·         Biomechatronics, neuro-robotics, and biomedical robotics

    ·         Context awareness, expectation and intention understanding

    ·         Human factors and ergonomics in human-robot interactions

    ·         Interaction and collaboration between robots, humans and environments

    ·         Intelligent control and artificial intelligence for social robotics

    ·         Interactive robotic arts

    ·         Knowledge representation, information acquisition, and decision making

    ·         Models of human and animal social behavior as applied to robots

    ·         Multimodal sensor fusion and communication

    ·         Edutainment robotics

    ·         Robotics applications in healthcare and aged care

    ·         Perception and modeling of humans and their behavior

    ·         Socially-aware robot navigation, task and motion planning

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