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Special Issue "Kinematics and Robot Design II, KaRD2019"
A special issue of Robotics (ISSN 2218-6581).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
Interests: kinematics; dynamics; mechanism and machine theory; parallel manipulators; robot mechanics; biomechanics; vehicle mechanics; robotics
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
The Special Issue “Kinematics and Robot Design (KaRD)” launched in 2018, had discrete success, and pushed me to transform this title into a yearly publication named the KaRD series. The KaRD series of open-source Special Issues, hosted by MDPI’s journal Robotics, is characterized by cheap publication costs (comparable to the registration fee of a small international congress), and wishes to provide a good opportunity for presenting research results that are immediately readable and usable by other researchers. It appears among a number of serial events (e.g., ARK, CK, ASME MR, etc.) devoted to robot and/or mechanism kinematics that serve a numerous scientific community.
Kinematics enters in many aspects of robot design. Type synthesis, dimensional synthesis, kinematic analysis, singularity analysis, workspace determination, performance measures, accuracy analysis, path planning, and obstacle avoidance are only some of these. In addition, it is central when building dynamic models for simulation purposes.
In addition, robotics is pervading many fields of social interest. For instance, health care with its robotized medical devices and rehabilitation devices needs studies both on human biomechanics and on mechanism synthesis, which involve kinematics.
This 2nd volume of the KaRD series, named KaRD2019, pursues the goal of getting the maximum advantage from its open source nature. In particular, I want to stress that submitting authors
- Are also able to submit accompanying multimedia material;
- Are immediately able to upload the paper version submitted for review as a preprint on https://www.preprints.org/, where it will receive a DOI and will be readable/citable by other researchers;
- After the possible paper acceptance and the publication in Robotics, are able to upload their published paper on many social networks for researchers (e.g., ResearchGate.net), where they can publicly or privately interact with other researchers to start a discussion on the published results.
In short, the KaRD series, starting from this Special Issue, wants to be the reference point of an agora where researchers present and discuss their results, and I warmly invite all the authors to seize these opportunities.
The Special Issue aims at collecting recent research on all the below-listed topics. Review papers are also welcome.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Synthesis of mechanisms;
- Theoretical and computational kinematics;
- Robot modeling and simulation;
- Kinematics in robot control;
- Position analysis;
- Mobility and singularity analysis;
- Performance measures;
- Accuracy analysis;
- Path planning and obstacle avoidance;
- Novel manipulator architectures;
- Metamorphic mechanisms;
- Compliant mechanism analysis and synthesis;
- Micro/nanomanipulator design;
- Origami-based robotics;
- Medical and rehabilitation robotics;
- Kinematics in biological systems, humanoid robots, and humanoid subsystems;
- Education in robotics.
Prof. Dr. Raffaele Di Gregorio
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 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs), but for this special issue, the APC will be 350 CHF till 30 September 2019. 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.
- mechanism synthesis
- kinematic analysis
- robot modeling and simulation
- robot control
- singularity analysis
- performance measures
- accuracy analysis
- path planning
- parallel manipulator
- serial manipulator
- robot design
- compliant mechanism
- medical and rehabilitation robotics