Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine: New Methods of Human-Robot Interaction in Medical Practice
Medical robots, which can be considered as professional service robots, constitute one of the most promising fields in robotics having a market growth expectation of 40% in the coming years. Several indicators show that the use of personal robots in everyday life will be a major achievement of the 21st century. To accomplish this objective, important obstacles have to be overcome: robots have to act in unstructured environments (such as those involved in medical practice) and to dynamically adapt their behaviour along their interaction with humans in a natural way.
In this perspective, research on Human-Robot Interaction methods represents a key field for the development of robots as assistants in medical practice, providing more flexibility and making them suitable in increasingly complex services.
Researchers working in academy or industry are invited to submit papers to this Special Issue of the Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine on the theoretical, technological and experimental aspects of biomedicine.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
The papers should be focused on computing methodology and software systems derived from computing and engineering science for implementation in all aspects of human-robot interaction in medical practice. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Safety in human-robot interaction in medical practice.
Artificial intelligence of human-robot interaction in medical practice.
Natural interfaces for medical robotics
Multimodal interaction systems
Rehabilitation and assistive robotics
Human gesture/motion recognition
Surgical and healthcare robotics
Proposed Guest Editors
Università Campus Bio-Medico
Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
Miguel Hernandez University
Jose M. Sabater
Miguel Hernandez Univesity
Manuscripts can be submitted via the online submission site: http://ees.elsevier.com/cmpb/
Deadline for submission is 15 July 2013
Authors who have any queries about the suitability of their manuscript for this special issue are encouraged to contact Nicolas Garcia-Aracil (Nicolas.firstname.lastname@example.org)