[robotics-worldwide] [journals] CFP: Special Issue on "Kinematics and Robot Design" - extended submission deadline 15 September 2018

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[robotics-worldwide] [journals] CFP: Special Issue on "Kinematics and Robot Design" - extended submission deadline 15 September 2018

Ms. Elsie Zhao / MDPI
Dear Colleagues,

Robotics is currently running a Special Issue entitled "Kinematics and
Robot Design". Prof. Dr. Raffaele Di Gregorio, from Department of
Engineering, University of Ferrara, is serving as Guest Editor for this
issue. We would like to invite you to prepare a research article or a
comprehensive review to be published in this special issue.

Kinematics enters 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.

Additionally, robotics is pervading many fields of social interest. For
instance, healthcare with its robotized medical devices and
rehabilitation devices needs studies both on human biomechanics and on
mechanism synthesis, which involve kinematics.

Nowadays, a numerous scientific community is involved in such studies
and, even though many conferences (ARK, CK, ASME MR, etc.) on robot
and/or mechanism kinematics take place regularly, there is room for
further initiatives. This open-source Special Issue with cheap
publication costs wishes to provide a good opportunity for presenting
research results that are immediately readable and usable by other
researchers.

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

For further reading, please follow the link to the Special Issue Website
at: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.mdpi.com_journal_robotics_special-5Fissues_KARD&d=DwIC-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=L4lIK4F-RnPh0MtjL94RjHvkiW5XBdpsDTbHuLkw2lI&s=CDa0PFyrotkhs3sNqfPzj8yPL7uYU2D7e-YuBqK0ZuQ&e=.

The submission deadline has extended to 15 September 2018. You may send
your manuscript now or up until the deadline. Submitted papers should
not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We also encourage
authors to send a short abstract or tentative title to the Editorial
Office in advance ([hidden email]).

 From Volume 6, all published papers will be added in Scopus. The journal
is also indexed in Web of Science (Thomson Reuters), as part of the ESCI
database.

Robotics is fully open access. Open access (unlimited and free access by
readers) increases publicity and promotes more frequent citations, as
indicated by several studies. Open access is supported by the authors
and their institutes. An Article Processing Charge (APC) of CHF 350
currently applies to all accepted papers. You may be entitled to a
discount if you have previously received a discount code or if your
institute is participating in the MDPI Institutional Open Access Program
(IOAP), for more information see: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.mdpi.com_about_ioap&d=DwIC-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=L4lIK4F-RnPh0MtjL94RjHvkiW5XBdpsDTbHuLkw2lI&s=CM4lyoPL0xdqDY85b812mIRRnMcRkLYqPEeHlO7yU1c&e=.

For further details on the submission process, please see the
instructions for authors at the journal website
(https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.mdpi.com_journal_robotics_instructions&d=DwIC-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=L4lIK4F-RnPh0MtjL94RjHvkiW5XBdpsDTbHuLkw2lI&s=lhCim2qk6JxMCC_lR3qoGR7tVXx9IF2su5q-ZFKf18Y&e=).

We look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,
Elsie Zhao
Assistant Editor

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