Special Issue "Medical Robotics and Systems"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Abhilash Pandya
Computer Assisted Robot Enhances Systems Lab, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Wayne State University, 3129 Engineering Building, 5050 Anthony Wayne Dr., Detroit, MI 48202, USA
Website: http://ece.eng.wayne.edu/~apandya/
E-Mail: apandya@ece.eng.wayne.edu
Interests: medical robotics; rehabilitation robotics; biomedical signal processing; learning and classification algorithms; robot vision: augmented and virtual reality

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We predict that technology assisted medicine (and robotics in particular) will have a significant impact over the next few decades. While already utilized in areas such as Cardiac surgery, Urology, Fetal Surgery, Pediatrics, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and many other medical disciplines, robots will augment the surgeon’s senses (e.g., with haptics (feel), augmented reality (sight), ultrasound (sensing), etc.), motor performance and diagnosis capability.

Even with enormous technological gains, robotic surgery is still at its infancy. There are some major areas of technological improvement needed for this technology to reach its ultimate potential which include better visualization, tactile sensing, diagnostic sensing, human robot interfaces, and miniaturization among others.

Prof. Dr. Abhilash Pandya
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 (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been extended substantially and completely re-written). 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. Robotics 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.


This special issue will focus on the latest advancements in robotic surgery and its associated leveraging areas. The main topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Training/Simulation
    • Design/validation/efficacy
    • Simulation of procedures
    • Physical modeling
  • Human factors
    • Robot-computer interfaces
    • Capturing Surgeon intentions
  • Visualization
    • Augmented and Virtual reality
    • Image Guidance/Virtual rails
    • Imaging devices image
    • data fusion
  • Robotic/Sensor Integration
    • Haptics
    • Abnormality (e.g., Cancer) detection sensors
    • Multi-modal sensor fusion
  • Novel robotic designs/procedures
    • Surgical Automation
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Micro/Nano technologies
    • Clinical applications

Published Papers (5 papers)

by , , , , ,  and
Robotics 2014, 3(3), 310-329; doi:10.3390/robotics3030310
Received: 1 May 2014; in revised form: 18 July 2014 / Accepted: 19 July 2014 / Published: 14 August 2014
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by , ,  and
Robotics 2014, 3(3), 281-288; doi:10.3390/robotics3030281
Received: 27 February 2014; in revised form: 30 June 2014 / Accepted: 9 July 2014 / Published: 16 July 2014
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by  and
Robotics 2014, 3(2), 120-148; doi:10.3390/robotics3020120
Received: 10 January 2014; in revised form: 17 March 2014 / Accepted: 21 March 2014 / Published: 14 April 2014
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by  and
Robotics 2014, 3(1), 1-21; doi:10.3390/robotics3010001
Received: 1 November 2013; in revised form: 17 December 2013 / Accepted: 18 December 2013 / Published: 30 December 2013
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Robotics 2013, 2(4), 198-202; doi:10.3390/robotics2040198
Received: 25 September 2013; in revised form: 4 November 2013 / Accepted: 6 November 2013 / Published: 12 November 2013
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Last update: 13 May 2014

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