Special Issue "Selected Papers from Advances of Japanese Machine Design"

A special issue of Machines (ISSN 2075-1702).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Yukio Takeda
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1, Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8552, Japan
Interests: mechanical systems design; kinematics; dynamics; robotics; assistive devices; machine elements; actuators
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Prof. Dr. Kenji Hashimoto
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Department of Mechanical Engineering Informatics, Meiji University, 1-1-1 Higashi-Mita, Tama-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa 214-8571, Japan
Interests: mechanical systems design; legged robots; humanoid robots
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Carbone
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Università della Calabria, DIMEG Via Bucci Cubo 46C 87036 Rende (Cs), Italy
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Interests: robot and mechanism design, humanoid and service robotics, optimization strategies, grasping devices
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Research activities of the Japanese Council of IFToMM mainly focus on the theory, design, practice, and application of mechanism and machine design. Several international collaborative works have been done and are being extended with several partners. This Special Issue contains a selection of the best papers presented at the 25th Jc-IFToMM Symposium 2019 (2nd International Jc-IFToMM Symposium) on recent advances in the research areas covered by IFToMM. Novel results and solutions in the broad field of machine design, achieved in Japan as well as with international collaborations mainly within the IFToMM community, are presented.

Prof. Dr. Yukio Takeda
Prof. Dr. Kenji Hashimoto
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Carbone
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. Machines 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 1000 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.


  • Kinematics
  • Machine elements
  • Actuators
  • Gearing and transmissions
  • Linkage and cam
  • Mechanism design
  • Dynamics of machinery
  • Tribology
  • Vehicle mechanism, dynamics, and design
  • Reliability
  • Experimental method in mechanism
  • Robotics and mechatronics
  • Biomechanics
  • Micro/nano mechanism and machine
  • Medical/welfare devices
  • Nature and machines
  • Design methodology
  • History of mechanism and machine science
  • Education in mechanism and machine science

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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