Special Issue "The Frontiers of Micro and Nanorobotic Systems"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Igor Paprotny

Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC), University of California, 373 Cory Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Website: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~igorpapa
Interests: MEMS; microrobotics; path-planning; microfluidics; sensor networks

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

There is little doubt that robotic systems that operate at nano-, and micrometer scales will enable tremendous advances in areas such as medicine, information security, and microassembly. Surmounting inherent limitations imposed by scaling laws in these robotic systems require creative solutions that challenge the definition of robotics. This special issue highlights current advances in micro- and nanorobotics, focusing on recent developments and trends that will shape the field in the coming decade. Original contributions are sought that touch on some of the following categoris: micro- or nanorobotic systems and application, biomimemtic micro-/nanorobotics, novel actuation methods for micro-/nanorobots, assembly of micro-/nanorobotic systems, physical modeling of micro/nano scale phenomenon for micro-/nanorobotic applications.

Dr. Igor Paprotny
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.


  • MEMS
  • microrobotics
  • nanoraobotics
  • microassembly
  • biomimetic
  • self-assembly
  • nanoactuators

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Robotics 2014, 3(2), 106-119; doi:10.3390/robotics3020106
Received: 13 January 2014 / Revised: 23 March 2014 / Accepted: 27 March 2014 / Published: 8 April 2014
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Robotics 2014, 3(1), 70-82; doi:10.3390/robotics3010070
Received: 23 December 2013 / Revised: 22 February 2014 / Accepted: 26 February 2014 / Published: 5 March 2014
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