• 小林英津子(東京大学)委員長
  • 岩田浩康(早稲田大学)副委員長
  • 津村遼介(産業技術総合研究所)幹事
  • 桑名健太(東京電機大学)
  • 小泉憲裕(電気通信大学)
  • 高橋利枝(早稲田大学)
  • 崔 佑赫(東京大学)
  • 本間敬子(東京大学)
  • 正宗賢(東京女子医科大学)
  • 村垣善浩(神戸大学)
  • 葭仲潔(産業技術総合研究所)


Advanced Robotics特集号について

~Special Issue on Improving Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) Through Safe Human-Robot Collaboration~

Guest editors:

  • Prof. Etsuko Kobayashi (The University of Tokyo, Japan)*
  • Prof. Junichi Tokuda (Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School, USA)*
  • Prof. Momen Abayazid (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
  • Prof. Cristina Piazza (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
  • Prof. Pedro Moreira (Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School, USA)
  • Prof. Mariana Bernardes (University of Brasília, Brazil, Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School, USA)

(*lead editors)


Publication in Vol. 38, Issue 21 (Nov 2024)

Scope: In an aging society with a declining birthrate, technological development aimed at improving individuals’ quality of life is extremely important, and there are high expectations for robots that support people's medical care. In this special issue, we call for papers on robot technologies that support a wide range of health and medical care, from treatment support robots (surgical support robots) that help sustain life to assistive robotics. A wide range of topics is invited, including not only robot mechanisms and control technologies, safe human-robot interaction (HRI) for medical applications but also safe interaction technologies between humans and robots holding medical devices, environmental perception technologies for medical support robotic applications in real environments, and field demonstration studies.
Keywords: medical support robot, home medical care/health support, field demonstration


We also welcome survey and short papers that clarify current essential topics in medical/health care robot applications. Prospective contributed papers are invited to cover, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Medical support robots / Assistive robotics
  • Surgical robotic systems
  • Home medical care/health support
  • Medical information technology
  • Image processing and visualization for medical support robot systems
  • Safe human-robot interaction for medical applications
  • Environmental perception technologies for medical support robotic applications
  • Haptics and multimodal devices in medical applications
  • Field demonstration studies
  • Soft robotics for healthcare


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