Special Issue "Feature Papers"


A special issue of Actuators (ISSN 2076-0825).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2015

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Delbert Tesar
Robotics Research Group, The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station, R9925, Austin, TX 78712, USA
Website: http://www.me.utexas.edu/directory/faculty/tesar/delbert/
E-Mail: tesar@mail.utexas.edu
Phone: +1 512 471 3039
Interests: robotics, electro-mechanical actuators, embedded intelligence; open architecture vehicles, ships, aircraft, machinery for manufacturing; human rehabilitation systems; long duration lunar base habitat operation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We plan to publish a Special Issue on "Feature Papers" in order to give a broad overview of our area. We are looking for top quality papers which will be published free of charge in Open Access form. Authors will be the editorial board members and researchers invited by the editorial office and the Editor-in-Chief. Papers could be both long research papers and papers describing the current state of the art in one of the areas covered by the journal.

Prof. Dr. Delbert Tesar
Guest Editor


Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Actuators is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. For the first couple of issues the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.


  • actuator applications
  • survey of suppliers
  • survey of research programs
  • standardization
  • domain-specific minimum sets
  • certification
  • actuator architecture
  • internal sensors
  • prime movers
  • gear reducers
  • actuator intelligence
  • electronic controllers/power supplies
  • actuator design process
  • recommended manufacture
  • actuator forecasts

Published Papers (3 papers)

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p. 114-126
by , ,  and
Actuators 2015, 4(2), 114-126; doi:10.3390/act4020114
Received: 13 March 2015 / Revised: 13 May 2015 / Accepted: 14 May 2015 / Published: 19 May 2015
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p. 99-113
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Actuators 2015, 4(2), 99-113; doi:10.3390/act4020099
Received: 20 March 2015 / Revised: 30 April 2015 / Accepted: 5 May 2015 / Published: 8 May 2015
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p. 17-38
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Actuators 2015, 4(1), 17-38; doi:10.3390/act4010017
Received: 26 December 2014 / Revised: 19 January 2015 / Accepted: 17 February 2015 / Published: 2 March 2015
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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Intelligent Shape Memory Actuators
Authors: R. Matsui, K. Takeda and H. Tobushi
Abstract: The shape memory alloy has played an important role to develop the intelligent materials and structures. The shape memory polymer has also been used in practical applications. If the shape memory materials are applied into actuators, the novel intelligent shape memory actuators can be developed. In the present paper, the development of a functionally graded shape memory alloy actuator, a functionally graded shape memory polymer actuator and a shape memory composite actuator will be discussed.

Last update: 26 March 2015

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