Dear TC members,
We have been asked to review the list of RAS keywords. We would like your help in proposing changes to this list. This is an important task because these keywords are used when choosing editors and reviewers of your papers when submitted to RAS conferences (e.g., ICRA, IROS). Many of you have experienced the frustration of having to pick keywords that don't quite match up with your research, leading to reviewers that are not comfortable judging the content of your paper. Now is the time to speak up!
As a starting point for this discussion, let me make the following suggestions for keywords related to our TC:
- Manipulation Planning and Control
- Motion and Path Planning
- Motion Control
- Multi-Robot Coordination
- Nonholonomic Motion Planning
- Planning and Control under Uncertainty
- Collision Avoidance
Any and all suggestions are welcome!
For your reference, the current list of keywords is given here: http://www.ieee-ras.org/ceb/areas.html. Our suggestions above correspond to the following changes:
- Add "Planning and Control under Uncertainty" and "Multi-Robot Coordination"
- Rename "Motion Control of Manipulators" -> "Motion Control", "Manipulation Planning" -> "Manipulation Planning and Control"
Your friendly TC Co-Chairs
P.S. This might also be opportunity to make suggestions outside of our area, particularly regarding keywords that are not directly related to a TC area. Doing so might help eliminate redundancy and improve the longevity of keywords. For example, some possibilities may include:
- Change “Direct/Inverse Dynamics Formulation” to “Dynamics”
- Merge “Domestic Robotics” and “Service Robotics” and “Personal Robotics”
- Merge “Flexible Arms” and “Compliant Joint/Mechanism” and “Soft Material Robotics”
- Merge “Space Exploration Rover” and “Space Robotics”
- Merge “Autonomous Agents” and “Autonomous Navigation”
- Eliminate “Omnidirectional vision” (why aren't "Stereo vision" and “Laser sensors” categories)
- Clarify “Recognition”
(When making such recommendations, keep in mind that they should largely be non-controversial.)