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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS for Inaugural Issue: Journal of Lovotics, Academic Studies of Love and Friendship with Robots

Lovotics, Academic Studies of Love and Friendship with Robots
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Adrian David Cheok, Japan

Dear Colleague,

I am writing to invite you to submit an article to the journal "Lovotics: Academic Studies of Love 
and Friendship with Robots," which is is an open-access peer-reviewed, and fully refereed
journal that aims to cover a broad spectrum of topics related to the latest technologies, new 
research results and developments in the area of lovotics on all levels including theory,
methodology, design, implementation and application.

Topics of interest for the scientific papers and letters include but are not limited to:

 Human-robot relationship
 Affective and cognitive sciences for interactive robots
 Context awareness, expectation and intention understanding
 Design methodologies and aesthetics of designing interactive robots
 Bio-mechatronics, neuro-robotics, and neurological aspect of Lovotics-based emotions
 Artificial emotions and emotion synthesis
 Scientific aspects of love
 Affective computing and emotional intelligence
 Human factors and ergonomics in human-robot interactions
 Intelligent control and artificial intelligence for robotics
 Knowledge representation, information acquisition, and decision making
 Learning, adaptation and evolution of affection and intelligence
 Interaction and collaboration between robots, humans and environments
 Multimodal perception and communication within Lovotics robots
 Ethics of Lovotics
 Social acceptance and impact in the society
 Cultural implications of human-to-robot love and robot co-relations
 Compliance, safety and compatibility in the design of social robots "living" with humans
 Considerations of security, safety and compatibility regarding human-robot co-inhabitants
 Software architecture and development tools for Lovotics
 Human-robot interaction and robot-robot interaction
 Models of human and animal social behavior as applied to robots
 Evaluation and measurement of love
 Philosophical ramifications of love between humans and robots
 Methodologies of verbal and kinetic reaction systems
 Tangible Interfaces for transferring affection
 Embodiment: How robotic affection can be transferred through technological mediation.
 Invoking human emotions from non-human partners
 Behavioral studies of human and robot behaviors

The journal has a distinguished editorial board with extensive academic qualifications, ensuring 
that the journal maintains high scientific standards and has a broad international coverage. A
current list of the journal's editors can be found at

Manuscripts can be submitted online at If you have not already an account, 
then create one by clicking on the "Register" link. You then will be able to submit your
manuscript in an electronic form (.PDF). Manuscripts submitted in response to this initial 
invitation will be published FREE, i.e., without any article processing charges. Once a 
manuscript has been accepted for publication, it will undergo language copyediting, typesetting, 
and reference validation in order to provide the highest publication quality possible.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the journal.

Best regards,

John Costa
Ashdin Publishing
2E, rue de la Vallee
7387 Roisin, Honnelles