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Modification of body schema by use of extra robotic thumb

thumbNoel Segura Meraz et al. develop a sixth finger system as an extension of the human body. They then investigate how an extra robotic thumb, that works as a sixth finger and gives somatosensory feedback to the user, modifies the body schema, and also affects the self-perception of existing limbs. They find that not only is the sixth finger incorporated into the body schema of the user, but also the body schema of the controlling finger is modified.

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About the Editor-in-chief

tf (1)Toshio Fukuda, Professor Emeritus at Nagoya University, Japan, Professor at Meijo University and Beijing Institute of Technology, is an internationally recognised leader in the field of robotics. He obtained a Bachelor in engineering from Waseda University and received Master’s and Doctorate degrees from Tokyo University in 1973 and 1977, respectively. His pioneering work on micro and nano robotics technology has seen great commercial use and he has been extremely active the Robotics community for the past 4 decades. His many achievements include holding the position of President of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (1998-1999) and founding the IEEE International Conference of Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) in 1988.

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Aims and Scope

ROBOMECH Journal focuses on advanced technologies and practical applications in the field of Robotics and Mechatronics.

The scope of the journal includes but is not limited to:
1. Modeling and design
2. System integration
3. Actuators and sensors
4. Intelligent control
5. Robotics
6. Manufacturing
7. Motion control
8. Vibration and noise control
9. Micro/nano devices and optoelectronics systems
10. Automotive systems
11. Applications for extreme and/or hazardous environments
12. Other applications

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