Service robots assist humans by performing so-called 3D jobs – dirty, dangerous and demanding tasks, that may be in addition too boring for a human, repetitive and effort demanding. The International Organization for Standardization defines a “service robot” as a robot “that performs useful tasks for humans or equipment excluding industrial automation applications”. According to ISO 8373 a service robot requires “a degree of autonomy”, i.e. the “ability to perform intended tasks based on current state and sensing, without human intervention”. For service robots these abilities range from teleoperated robots to completely autonomous robots, or may demonstrate one of the intermediate levels of autonomy between these two boundary options. Service robots are categorized into personal or professional service robots depending on their intended usage. The International Federation of Robotics statistics emphasizes a rapid growth in customer demand for service robots, which is directly mapped to the flourishing of service robotics related researches both in universities and IT companies.
This special session invites authors to submit high-quality research papers on the topics which include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Personal and domestic robots
- Professional service, logistics and inspection robots
- Collaboration of service robots
- Social robots, human-robot interaction and interfaces
- Safety and ethical issues of service robotics and data management
- Security applications
- Telepresence robots
- Perception, path planning, navigation and SLAM in human-populated environments
- Mobility and manipulation in dense human-populated
Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length papers (not exceeding 6 pages) conform to the IEEE format . All papers will be handled and processed electronically via the EDAS online submission system.
Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present their papers.