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International Journal of Social Robotics

International Journal of Social Robotics

Editor-in-Chief: S.S. Ge; A. Wykowska
Co-Editor-in-Chief: Oussama Khatib

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

Journal no. 12369

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Shuzhi Sam Ge, National University of Singapore, Singapore / University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China

Agnieszka Wykowska, Instituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa, Italy


Oussama Khatib, Stanford University, CA, USA

International Advisory Board:

Ronald Arkin, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA

Paolo Dario, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy

Fumio Hara, Tokyo University of Science, Japan

Takeo Kanade, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Jong-Hwan Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea

Kazuhiro Kosuge, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

Tzyh Jong Tarn, Washington University in St. Louis, MO, USA

Tianmiao Wang, Institute of Robotics at Beihang University, Beijing, China

Yangsheng Xu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR


Associate Editors:

Arvin Agah, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA

Ho Seok Ahn, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Marcelo H. Ang Jr., National University of Singapore, Singapore

Kai O. Arras, University of Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Emilia Ivanova Barakova, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Christoph Bartneck, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Aude Billard, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Thomas Bräunl, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia

John-John Cabibihan, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

Darwin G. Caldwell, Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa, Italy

Maria Chiara Carrozza, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy

Ryad Chellali, Nanjing Tech University, China

Luisa Damiano, University of Messina, Italy

Kerstin Dautenhahn, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK

Vanessa Evers, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

Ong Sing Goh, Technical University of Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), Malaysia

Jaap Ham, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Hongsheng He, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA

Guido Herrmann, University of Bristol, UK

Qiang Huang, Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Seul Jung, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, South Korea

Takayuki Kanda, ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories, Keihanna Science City, Kyoto, Japan

Abderrahmane Kheddar, CNRS-LIRMM, Montpellier, France

Kolja Kuehnlenz, Technische Universität München, Germany

Dong-Soo Kwon, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea

Cecilia Laschi, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy

Haizhou Li, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

Monica Nicolescu, University of Nevada, Reno, NV, USA

Pierre-Yves Oudeyer, Research Center INRIA Bordeaux - South West, Talence, France

Amit Kumar Pandey, Softbank Robotics, Paris, France

Hong Qiao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Nicolas Roy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

Alessandro Saffiotti, University of Örebro, Sweden

Miguel A. Salichs, Charles III University of Madrid, Spain

Brian Scassellati, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

Henrik Schärfe, Aalborg University, Denmark

Matthias Scheutz, Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA

Kerstin Severinson-Eklundh, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Reid Simmons, School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Martin Smith, Middlesex University London, UK

Jianbo Su, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Fuchun Sun, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Adriana Tapus, ENSTA ParisTech, Palaiseau, France

Yaonan Wang, Hunan University, Changsha, China

Kevin Kok Wai Wong, Murdoch University, Perth, WA, Australia

Mary-Anne Williams, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Caihua Xiong, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China

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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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