Special Issue "Advances of Italian Machine Design"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Marco Ceccarelli

LARM2: Laboratory of Robot Mechatronics, Dept of Industrial Engineering; University of Rome Tor Vergata, Via del Politecnico 1, 00133 Roma, Italy
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Fax: +39 0776 2993989
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. Giuseppe Carbone

Università della Calabria, DIMEG Via Bucci Cubo 46C 87036 Rende (Cs), Italy
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Phone: +39 080 596 2746
Interests: robot and mechanism design, humanoid and service robotics, optimization strategies, grasping devices

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue contains a selection of the best papers presented at IFIT 2018 on recent Italian advances on topics related to the theory, design, practice and application of the Mechanism and Machine Design. Novel results and solutions in the broad field of machines design, achieved in Italy as well as with international collaborations mainly within the IFToMM community, are presented.

Prof. Dr. Marco Ceccarelli
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 550 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.


  • Biomechanical Engineering
  • Computational Kinematics
  • Dynamics of Machinery
  • Gearing and Transmissions
  • History of Mechanism Science
  • Industrial and Non-Industrial Applications
  • Mechanism Design
  • Mechatronics
  • Multibody Dynamics
  • Robotics
  • Rotor Dynamics
  • Tribology
  • Vibrations

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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