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JRM Vol.36 No.1 (Feb. 2024)
Special Issue on “Robotic, Mechatronic and Information Systems for Decommissioning”

Submission Deadline: July 20, 2023
Editors: Prof. Takayuki Tanaka (Hokkaido University, Japan)
Guest Editors: Dr. Kuniaki Kawabata (Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Japan)
Mr. Fumiaki Abe (Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc., Japan)
Dr. Satoshi Okada (Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd., Japan)
More details: JRMCFP_36-1.pdf
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On March 11, 2011, an accident occurred at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (FDNPS) of the Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO), and radiation levels in the reactor buildings have reached high levels due to the spread of radioactive contamination. Therefore, in order to reduce the risk of radiation exposure to workers during decommissioning work at FDNPS, it has become essential to utilize remote control system based on the technologies and knowledge in the field of robotics and mechatronics. The decommissioning of FDNPS is expected to take 30–40 years, and although 10 years have passed since the accident, there are still many unknowns at FDNPS. In addition, difficult tasks such as of fuel debris retrieval from the Primary Containment Vessel (PCV) await in the future, and the development of technologies to accomplish this is currently underway. Since the experience and knowledge of technological development gained through decommissioning task should be shared widely. This special issue is to collect review, technical papers related to robotic, mechatronic and information systems for decommissioning, and also development reports on remote control technologies used in decommissioning of FDNPS and also the technologies being developed for that. We also welcome a wide range of topics related to decommissioning technology.

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JRM Regular Papers

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Regular paper submission is always welcome. Submitted paper is reviewed at all times, and when it is accepted for publication, it will appear in the near issue.
一般投稿論文は常に受け付けております。随時査読を行い、採録になり次第出版日の近い号に掲載されます。

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JRM Vol.35 No.6 (Dec. 2023)
Special Issue on “Autonomous Robotics Challenge”

Submission Deadline: May 20, 2023
Editors: Prof. Shin’ichi Yuta (Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan)
Prof. Yoshihiro Takita (National Defense Academy of Japan, Japan)
Guest Editors: Prof. Akihisa Ohya (Tsukuba University, Japan)
Prof. Koichi Ozaki (Utsunomiya University, Japan)
Prof. Tomohito Takubo (Osaka Metropolitan University, Japan)
More details: JRMCFP_35-6.pdf
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[in Japanese]
つくばチャレンジは2007年の開始以来,電子デバイスの高性能化によるLidarの三次元化とそれを利用する制御技術の進歩によって自律移動性能が向上し,課題を達成するロボットが増えてきました.さらなる人間との共存を進めるために探索や横断歩道の横断等が追加されましたが,季節の移り変わりや気象条件の変化があっても確実に動作することの難しさも見えてきました.障害物地図による自己位置推定による自律制御技術はほぼ確立されたものと言えますが,技術継承のための人材教育と研究の進展を両立することが求められています.中之島ロボットチャレンジでは,2025年の大阪万博に向けた自動ゴミ回収ロボットの実現を目指した研究開発が進行しています.本年の本走行が終了し,収集した実験データをまとめる時期となりました.本特集号では制御の成功例または失敗例の本質を分析して共有することで技術の向上を目指しています.チャレンジ参加者や自律移動ロボット研究者からの投稿をお待ちしています.

[in English]
The Tsukuba Challenge, launched in 2007, has seen an increasing number of robots accomplish their assigned tasks as the performance of their autonomous navigation systems has improved. This improved performance has mainly stemmed from 3D Lidar systems that have been realized using high-performance electronic devices, and advanced control technologies that take advantage of these systems. To further promote the coexistence of robots with human beings, additional tasks, such as searching, crossing a crosswalk, etc., have been assigned to robots over time, but it has been found that they still have some difficulty operating securely when the seasons or weather conditions change. While autonomous control technologies using self-localization by means of obstacle maps have become more or less established, what is now needed is the human resource training for technological succession to be made compatible with the research progress. Also, the Nakanoshima Robot Challenge has encouraged the research and development of autonomous trash collection robots that are intended for use at the Osaka-Kansai Japan Expo 2025. As both Challenges’ final runs were completed in 2022, it is now time to collate the data collected during these experiments.
This special issue on “Autonomous Robotics Challenge” aims to help improve autonomous robotics by analyzing and sharing the essence of successes and/or failures experienced in controlling autonomous mobile robots. In the above-mentioned context, you, whether a Challenge participant or an autonomous mobile robot researcher, are cordially invited to contribute your papers to this special issue.
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JRM Vol.35 No.5 (Oct. 2023)
Special Issue on “Bio-MEMS”

Submission Deadline: March 20, 2023
Editors: Prof. Shoichiro Fujisawa (Tokushima Bunri University, Japan)
Guest Editors: Assoc. Prof. Katsuya Sato (Tokushima University, Japan)
Prof. Kazuyuki Minami (Yamaguchi University, Japan)
Prof. Kazuaki Nagayama (Ibaraki University, Japan)
Prof. Ryo Sudo (Keio University, Japan)
Assoc. Prof. Hiromi Miyoshi (Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan)
Assoc. Prof. Yuta Nakashima (Kumamoto University, Japan)
Assoc. Prof. Kennedy-Omondi Okeyo (Kyoto University, Japan)
Assoc. Prof. Tasuku Nakahara (Yamaguchi University, Japan)
More details: JRMCFP_35-5.pdf
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“Micro Electro-Mechanical System” (MEMS) is a mechatronics device based on semiconductor integrated circuit manufacturing technology. The development of MEMS devices has realized gyro/accelerometer sensors, pressure sensors, and flow sensors that are small enough to be installed in smartphones.
On the other hand, when we look at biological tissues, cells and intracellular microstructures, which are the basic constituent units, are microns or sub microns in size. Therefore MEMS technology is essentially a very powerful tool for researchers who want to manipulate and measure these minute biological components because it matches their scale.
MEMS technologies applied to medicine and life science are called Bio-MEMS, and in recent years, many Bio-MEMS devices and technologies including micro fluidic devices for cell culture, manipulation, and measurement, and lab-on-a-chip devices for chemical reactions and analysis on MEMS devices, have been developed and resulted in very impressive research results.
This Special Issue on “Bio-MEMS” cordially invites you to contribute your papers on a wide range of themes related to Bio-MEMS technology, from fundamental MEMS technology and device development to its applications to experiment and measurement using MEMS devices.

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JRM Vol.35 No.4 (Aug. 2023)
Special Issue on “Design of Swarm Intelligence Through Interdisciplinary Approach”

Submission Deadline: January 20, 2023 受付中
Guest Editors: Assoc. Prof. Takeshi Kano (Tohoku University, Japan)
Assist. Prof. Yuichiro Sueoka (Osaka University, Japan)
More details: JRMCFP_35-4.pdf
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In biological and social systems, a “swarm” refers to a group of individual units that behave as a single intelligent entity. “Swarm behavior,” the collective result of the local interactions among the group members, exhibits what is called “swarm intelligence.” By identifying the design principles of such swarm intelligence, we may be able to create swarm robots that are highly adaptable, fault tolerant, and dimensionally flexible.
For this special issue, we invite papers on topics in which an interdisciplinary approach, including disciplines ranging from technology to biology to the mathematical sciences, for example, is used to elucidate the design principles of swarm intelligence. We believe that such knowledge will lead to transformations in the field of swarm robotics.

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JRM Vol.35 No.3 (Jun. 2023)
Special Issue on “Humancentric Robotic Technology and its Applications for Coexistence with Humans”

Submission Deadline: November 20, 2022 受付終了Closed
Editors: Prof. Shoichiro Fujisawa (Tokushima Bunri University, Japan)
Prof. Takayuki Tanaka (Hokkaido University, Japan)
Prof. Masahiro Takaiwa (Tokushima University, Japan)
Guest Editors: Prof. Toru Yamamoto (Hiroshima University, Japan)
Prof. Kanya Tanaka (Meiji University, Japan)
Dr. Tamio Tanikawa (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)
More details: JRMCFP_35-3.pdf
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As we become a super-aging society, it is essential to maintain and improve the quality of life among the elderly and to counter the young labor force shortage. Such problems are becoming evident in several areas, including not just the manufacturing sector but also the fields of transport/mobility and healthcare/welfare, wherein such situations abound that cannot be solved simply by replacing human workers with robots. In the manufacturing sector, for instance, the transmission of skills and knowledge is threatened as the members of the baby boomer generation who possess the knowledge and experience have reached the age of retirement, even as the younger population is declining. Another example is the provision of care with human warmth at sites of nursing. As we evolve toward Society 5.0, which is represented by a digital transformation and encompasses elements such as digital twins, it will be critical to pioneer a robotic technology that allows robots to work with humans to achieve a prosperous coexistence and create an affluent society. For this special issue, featuring humancentric robotic systems coexisting and working together with humans, we invite researchers to submit papers covering a wide range of topics, including element technologies and operating and evaluation methods.

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JRM Vol.35 No.2 (Apr. 2023)
Special Issue on “Navigation and Control Technologies for Autonomous Mobility”

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2022 受付終了Closed
Guest Editors: Assoc. Prof. Yuki Minami (Osaka University, Japan)
Assoc. Prof. Hiroshi Okajima (Kumamoto University, Japan)
Assoc. Prof. Kenji Sawada (The University of Electro-Communications, Japan)
Assoc. Prof. Kazuma Sekiguchi (Tokyo City University, Japan)
More details: JRMCFP_35-2.pdf
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Autonomous mobility, as exemplified by self-driving cars, autonomous mobile robots, drones, etc., is essential to the acceleration and practical application of transportation services and the automation of delivery, guidance, security, and inspection. Therefore, in recent years, expectations have been building for autonomous mobility to grow as a technology that not only improves the convenience and comfort of transportation and the efficiency of logistics but also leads to solutions to various social problems. Various technological elements are required to ensure the safety and quality of autonomous mobility for safe use. For example, technology is needed to create environmental maps and automatically determine obstacles, based on data acquired by cameras and sensors such as LiDAR. Technologies for planning appropriate routes and controlling robots safely and comfortably are also essential. In this special issue, we call for research papers on the “recognition,” “decision and planning,” and “control” of autonomous mobility in use. We welcome papers on, but not limited to, the following topics: mobile robots, self-driving cars, drones, personal mobility, SLAM, odometry, state estimation, path tracking control, obstacle avoidance, active cruise control, assist control, and attitude control.

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JRM Vol.35 No.1 (Feb. 2023)
Special Issue on “Developments and Learning from the World Robot Challenge”

Submission Deadline: July 20, 2022 受付終了Closed
Editors: Prof. Gentiane Venture (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
More details: JRMCFP_35-1.pdf
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The World Robot Challenge (WRC), was a competition in which teams from all over the world competed with their robots in one of the 4 categories: Industrial Robotics, Service Robotics, Disaster Robotics, and Junior. From this competition several research outcomes, practical implementations and new knowledge were created. This special issue of JRM aims at offering an opportunity for participants of the WRC to present their work, and their robots that competed in the WRC, and the learnings from this competition and the outcome for future developments in robotics. Scientific contributions in any of the four categories of the WRC are welcome.

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Special Issue on Activity of Research Center in University/Company/Government

大学・企業・政府機関 研究センター特集

Submission Deadline: Always welcome! 常時受付中
Editors:
More details: JRM_CFP_Center_J.pdf
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[in Japanese]
近年のロボットメカトロニクス技術の高度化複雑化に伴って,一つの研究室で完結することが難しくなりつつあります.そこで,大学等の研究機関では人と資財を集中するための組織として研究センターを設立して研究開発を進めています.本特集では,大学だけではなく企業や官公庁の研究機関の研究センターの最先端の研究成果を世界に発信する企画です.内容は研究センターの紹介のための概要1ページ(掲載料無料)とJournal paper またはDevelopment report を2~3編で構成します.なお,論文審査はこれまでの規程通りに行います.研究センター関係者のご投稿をお待ちしています.

[in English]
Recent advancements and sophistications in robotics and mechatronics technologies have created challenges for individual research groups to complete their work independently. Under these circumstances, research institutes, such as universities, have established research centers to promote advanced and sophisticated technological innovations by centralizing humans and material assets. This special issue is planned to globally expose the cutting-edge research outcomes from these research centers in universities as well as companies and governmental agencies. The contents of this special issue will consist of one-page brief introductions to these research centers (page-charge free) and of a few journal papers and development reports from each listed organization. The papers and reports submitted to this special issue will be peer-reviewed base on the regular rules of the journal. All members affiliated with such research centers are hereby cordially invited to contribute papers or reports to this special issue of the Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics.
<PDF>: https://www.fujipress.jp/main/wp-content/uploads/JRM_CFP_Center_E.pdf

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Call for Development Reports

開発報告募集

Submission Deadline: Always welcome! 常時受付中
More details: JRM_CFP_Development_Ja.pdf
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[in Japanese]
Journal of Robotics and Mechatronicsでは、大学の研究者による研究論文だけではなく、企業の技術者や大学・高専の学生による開発報告も募集しています。ロボティクス・メカトロニクスのシステム・技術を開発してみたが学術研究としてはまとめづらい場合であっても、自分たちの開発成果を読者に紹介したいという場合には、開発報告を書いてください。掲載されるとオンラインで無料公開され、世界中の読者に対して自分たちの成果を発信できます。英文誌ですが、英語で書くのが苦手な方でも、日本語で書いて出版社で翻訳することも可能です。開発現場での製品開発やロボット競技会での活動を通して達成した成果を、ぜひとも開発報告として投稿してください。

[in English]
The Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics (JRM) is calling for not only research papers from university researchers but also development reports from corporate engineers and university or college students. If you would like to present to our readers a system or technology you have developed in the field of robotics and mechatronics, you are encouraged to write a development report, even if you find difficulty in writing a research paper. Once published, your report will appear online free of charge and be shared with readers all over the world. JRM is an English journal, but if you are not confident in your English skills, you can write your report in Japanese and we will translate it for you. We are looking forward to receiving your development reports on, such as, product development in your company or an achievement in a robotics competition.
<PDF>: https://www.fujipress.jp/main/wp-content/uploads/JRM_CFP_Development.pdf

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3D Printer for Robotics and Mechatronics

開発報告募集: 3Dプリンタとロボット技術

More details: JRM_3DPrinter_CFP_Ja.pdf
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[in Japanese]
近年、3Dプリンタが急速に注目を集めています。高性能化と低価格化を背景に、一般家庭でも3Dプリンタを所有できる時代になり、個人でも容易にデジタルデータからオリジナルの立体造形物を作り出すことが可能になりました。ものづくり革命の到来とも言われています。JRMでは、3Dプリンタによるものづくりの革新を特集するため、革新的な造形技術やモデリング技術、理工系教育への応用、などロボット・メカトロニクス分野への応用が期待される3Dプリンタの技術の報告を募集します。投稿者と読者の間でモデリングデータやノウハウを共有し、創造的アイデアのネットワークを形成していくことも狙いの1つです。大学や研究機関からはもちろん、企業からも、皆様の投稿をお待ちしております。

[in English]
The high performance and low price of 3D printers have made them available to ordinary homes and individuals. Nowadays original 3D objects can be easily produced by individuals using 3D printers. To focus on the innovation of manufacturing using 3D printers, we are calling for technical reports introducing 3D printer technologies applied to robotics and mechatronics fields. Examples include innovative shaping and modeling technology, scientific and technological education, and so on. One of our aims is to form a creative network among authors and readers through the sharing of modeling data and technical knowledge. Submissions are welcome from both academic institutions such as universities and laboratories and from commercial and other enterprises.
Details are given in the following PDF.
https://www.fujipress.jp/main/wp-content/uploads/JRM_3DPrinter_CFP_En.pdf

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Last updated on Feb. 03, 2023