Special Issue "Human Centred Robotics"


A special issue of Robotics (ISSN 2218-6581).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Huosheng Hu
School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ, UK
Website: http://dces.essex.ac.uk/staff/hhu/
E-Mail: hhu@essex.ac.uk
Phone: +44 1206 872297
Fax: +44 1206 872788
Interests: robotics; embedded systems; mechatronics; advanced manufacturing; multi-modal human-machine interfaces; wearable sensors and systems; sensor integration and data fusion algorithms; biomedical signal processing; classification; modelling; engineering devices; e-health; rehabilitation robotics; medical and surgical robotics; AI applications; intelligent control and learning algorithms; cooperative underwater; flying robots in security surveillance; search and rescue; pervasive computing and networked sensors; systems; instrumentations and robots

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Human Centred Robotics puts humans in the centre of technological developments and represents a vision of the future where various kinds of intelligent robots that will coexist with humans. These intelligent robots serve humans in daily life or in a hazardous environment, including home or personal service robots, entertainment robots, education robots, medical robots, healthcare and rehabilitation robots, search and rescue robots.

This special issue will focus on original papers of innovative ideas and concepts, new discoveries and improvements, as well as novel applications and business models which are related to the field of human-centred robots or intelligent service robotics.

Prof. Dr. Huosheng Hu
Guest Editor


  • intelligent mechatronics, robotics and biomimetics
  • biologically-inspired, novel and unconventional robots
  • modelling, identification and control of autonomous robots
  • elements, structures, mechanisms of micro and nano robots
  • sensors and wireless sensor networks for robot navigation
  • biomedical and rehabilitation robots and artificial organs
  • AI, neural networks and fuzzy logic in robot learning and adaptation
  • tele-robotics, human computer interaction, human-robot interaction

Published Papers (3 papers)

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Robotics 2013, 2(1), 1-18; doi:10.3390/robotics2010001
Received: 8 November 2012; in revised form: 21 December 2012 / Accepted: 4 January 2013 / Published: 7 January 2013
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Robotics 2013, 2(1), 19-35; doi:10.3390/robotics2010019
Received: 11 January 2013; in revised form: 19 February 2013 / Accepted: 5 March 2013 / Published: 11 March 2013
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Robotics 2013, 2(2), 92-121; doi:10.3390/robotics2020092
Received: 24 March 2013; in revised form: 13 May 2013 / Accepted: 14 May 2013 / Published: 10 June 2013
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Last update: 4 March 2014

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