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Transactions on Robotics (T-RO)

The IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO) publishes research papers that represent major advances in the state-of-the-art in all areas of robotics. The Transactions welcomes original papers that report on any combination of theory, design, experimental studies, analysis, algorithms, and integration and application case studies involving all aspects of robotics.


  • New Paper Length Policy
    To reduce the financial burden on authors, and to allow more space for authors to report their work, the Transactions on Robotics will adopt the following page length policy: For papers submitted after 20 November 2015, there will be no page overlength charges for the first 12 pages of regular papers, and for the first 6 pages of short papers. Regular papers cannot exceed 20 pages, and short papers cannot exceed 8 pages. Page charges will be assessed for those pages in excess of 12 (and up to 20) for regular papers, and for those pages in excess of 6 (and up to 8) for short papers. Other parts of the page length policy not in conflict with the new page length policy will remain in effect.

  • IEEE Open Access - Authors can request open access for their articles for $1750

  • New Members of the Editorial Board - T-RO welcomes the following new editors:

  •  Articles

    King-Sun Fu Best Transactions on Robotics Paper Award

    • The award for 2014 has been given to the paper,
      "Catching Objects in Flight"
      by Seungsu Kim, Ashwini Shukla and Aude Billard, 
      Volume 30, No. 5, Page(s): 1049 - 1065, 2014, [Xplore Link].
    • Past winners:
      • 2013: "Robots Driven by Compliant Actuators: Optimal Control under Actuation Constraints"
        by  David J. Braun, Florian Petit, Felix Huber, Sami Haddadin, Patrick van der Smagt, Alin Albu-Schäffer, Sethu Vijayakumar
        Volume 29, No. 5, Page(s): 1085 - 1101, 2013, [Xplore Link].
      • 2012: "Reinforcement Learning With Sequences of Motion Primitives for Robust Manipulation"
        by Freek Stulp, Evangelos Theodorou, and Stefan Schaal,
        Volume 28, No. 6, Page(s): 1360-1370, 2012, [Xplore Link].
      • 2011: "Human-Like Adaptation of Force and Impedance in Stable and Unstable Interactions"
        by Chenguang Yang, Gowrishankar Ganesh, Sami Haddadin, Sven Parusel, Alin Albu-Sch¨aeffer, Etienne Burdet,
        Volume 27, No. 5, Page(s): 918- 930, 2011, [Xplore Link].
      • 2010: "Design and Control of Concentric-Tube Robots"
        by Pierre E. Dupont, Jesse Lock, Brandon Itkowitz and Evan Butler,
        Volume 26, No. 2, Page(s): 209 - 225, 2010, [Xplore Link].