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Transactions on Robotics (T-RO)

The IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO) publishes fundamental papers on all aspects of robotics, featuring interdisciplinary approaches from computer science, control systems, electrical engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, brain and cognitive sciences, biology, and related disciplines. Robots and intelligent machines and systems are critical in a wide range of areas: industrial applications; service and personal assistants; surgical operations; space, underwater, and remote exploration; entertainment; safety, search, and rescue; military applications; agriculture applications; and intelligent vehicles. We welcome all contributions that represent major advances in the state-of-the-art in robotics research.




  • 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 associate editors:

King-Sun Fu Best Transactions on Robotics Paper Award

  • The award for 2013 has been given to the paper,
    "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].
  • Past winners:
    • 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].