[robotics-worldwide] [journals] Final CFP: Special Issue on Kinematics and Robot Design in /Robotics/ - an open access journal by MDPI
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
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
mobility and singularity analysis
path planning and obstacle avoidance
novel manipulator architectures
compliant mechanism analysis and synthesis
medical and rehabilitation robotics
kinematics in biological systems, humanoid robots and humanoid
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