Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Human-Robot Interaction - Perspectives and Applications

Ramana Vinjamuri

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Dedicated, resourceful, and innovative researcher in human-centered computing, robotics, and brain-machine interfaces, IEEE Senior Member and holder of two registered patents.


Collaborative Robots Humanoid Robots Design and Control Adaptation Learning HRI in Space Military Applications Medical Applications Challenges in Human Robot Interaction Standardizations Testing and Validations Contextualization

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Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) is defined as a field of study that is committed to realizing, creating, and testing robotic systems that interact with humans. HRI has emerged as a significant area of research due to its diverse applications in personal and societal domains.

This book aims to present recent advances in this emerging area. More specifically, the book aims to look at research methods and domains in HRI including collaborative robots, humanoid robots, telerobotics, design and control, adaptation, and learning. The book also aims to look at some promising current and future applications of HRI including space, military, medical, personal, and societal applications. We welcome other novel applications that are not mentioned here.

The book aims to close with some anticipated challenges in HRI and their integration into society. These challenges include standardizations, design evaluations, testing and validation, and contextualization. Overall, the goal of this book is to present comprehensive coverage from the contributions of leading researchers in this flourishing field of HRI.

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Date completed: February 24th 2022

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Deadline for full chapters: May 23rd 2022

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Review results due: August 11th 2022

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Expected publication date: October 10th 2022

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Ramana Vinjamuri

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Ramana Vinjamuri received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in dimensionality reduction in control and coordination of human hand from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 2008. From 2008 to 2012, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate in the field of Brain-Machine Interfaces (BMI) to control prostheses at the School of Medicine, the University of Pittsburgh, where he received the Mary E Switzer Merit Fellowship from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) in 2010. From 2012 to 2013, he worked as a research assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, in the area of neuroprosthetics. He also worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, from 2013 to 2020. He holds a secondary appointment as an adjunct assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India. He is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, USA. In 2018, Dr. Vinjamuri received the Harvey N Davis Distinguished Teaching Award for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching. He also received the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award in 2019 and an NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC) Planning Grant in 2020. His other notable research awards are from the US-India Science and Technology Endowment Fund (USISTEF) and the New Jersey Health Foundation.

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