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International Journal of Advanced Mechatronic Systems
International Journal of Advanced Mechatronic Systems


Special Issue on: "Human Adaptive Mechatronics (HAM)"

Guest Editors:
Hongnian Yu, Staffordshire University, UK
Huosheng Hu, University of Essex, UK
Yi Zhang, Chongqing University of Post & Telecommunications, China

Human adaptive mechatronics (HAM) is a topic that addresses intelligent electrical-mechanical systems that are able to adapt themselves to a human’s skill in various environments, and provide assistance in improving the skill and overall operation of the combined human-machine system to achieve improved performance. It is clear that humans have strong and extremely adaptive natural mechanisms that are able to accommodate external environmental disturbances under which internal life cycle operations can still be regulated very effectively. It has been of great interest to human beings to apply similar biologically-inspired mechanisms to man-made systems such as “mechatronically” built robots, unmanned air vehicles, airplanes, auto pilot steering systems, engineering ergonomics, and numerous examples encountered in autonomous systems. It aims to study automata from an engineering perspective and to serve the purpose of controlling advanced engineering systems. The improvement in human-machine interfaces has made advanced intelligent machines possible without special education and training.

This special issue aims to provide a current perspective of Human Adaptive Mechatronics including fundamental aspects of its theory, illustrative applications and associated technologies.

Subject Coverage
Papers on the following topics are welcome but not limited to:
  • Fundamental theory of human adaptive mechatronics
  • Modelling and control methodologies
  • Identification of human behaviour and operation
  • Human intelligence, learning, and understanding including cognition
  • Assistive robotics and mechatronics
  • Human-machine, computer and mechatronics interaction and coordination
  • Medical applications of human adaptive mechatronics
  • Sensors and actuators in human adaptive mechatronics
  • Service, healthcare and surgical robots

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 15 January 2009