Special Issue "Mechanism Design for Robotics"

A special issue of Robotics (ISSN 2218-6581).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Marco Ceccarelli

1. Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Intelligent Robots and Systems, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
2. Laboratory of Robotics and Mechatronics, University of Cassino, Via Di Biasio 43, 03043 Cassino, Italy
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Interests: mechanism design for robots; grippers and hands; legged walking machines; manipulators; experimental mechanics; machine simulation; history of mechanisms and machines
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Alessandro Gasparetto

Università degli Studi di Udine, Polytechnic Department of Engineering and Architecture, Via delle Scienze 206, 33100 Udine, Italy
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Interests: mechanism design for robots; modelling and control of mechatronic systems; trajectory planning in robotics; history of mechanisms and machines

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Robotics is developing at a much faster pace than ever in the past. In a few years, the scenario will be totally different, both inside and outside of the industrial environment. In order to keep up with this quick evolution, research fields connected with mechanism design and, more generally, to the mechanical modelling of robots and of mechatronics systems, should evolve rapidly.

This Special Issue aims at exhibiting the latest research achievements, findings, and ideas in the areas of “Mechanism Design for Robotics”. The issue will contain revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers that were presented at the 4th IFToMM Symposium on Mechanism Design for Robotics (MEDER 2018), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.

Papers are welcomed on topics that are related to mechanisms within the aspects of theory, design, practice, and applications for robotics, including, but not limited to:

  • theoretical and computational kinematics
  • mechanism design
  • experimental mechanics
  • mechanics of robots
  • dynamics of machinery and multi-body systems
  • control issues of mechanical systems
  • innovative mechanisms and applications
  • linkages and manipulators
  • micro-mechanisms
  • machine intelligence
  • mechanism education and history of MMS

Prof. Dr. Marco Ceccarelli
Prof. Dr. Alessandro Gasparetto
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Robotics is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 350 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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