IEEE Transactions on Medical Robotics & Bionics

The IEEE Transactions on Medical Robotics and Bionics (T-MRB) is published under the joint sponsorship of

IEEE RAS Logo 2    IEEE Robotics & Automation Society

EMB 2    IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society


Aim and Scope

The IEEE Transactions on Medical Robotics and Bionics (T-MRB) is a quarterly Green Open Access (see details in Information for Authors) multi-disciplinary journal aimed at publishing peer-reviewed papers and focused on innovative research ideas and medical application results, reporting significant theoretical findings and application case studies in the areas of medical robotics and bionics.

The IEEE T-MRB publishes non-incremental results on innovative systems able to support prevention, diagnosis or treatment of human diseases. Such systems can be based on robotics and automation technology-related paradigms (e.g. surgical robots, devices for physical and cognitive rehabilitation, supporting systems for independent living, etc.) on bionics paradigms (e.g. medical systems which mimic living organisms or technologies that intimately interact with the human body), or the combinations of them, e.g. robotic artificial organs and other active implantable devices featuring direct interfaces to the human body. In addition, T-MRB promotes works investigating mechanisms and principles observed in nature in order to unravel scientific issues and to exploit them to develop innovative bionic technologies for medical applications.

Main journal topic includes:

  • Surgical robotics
  • Rehabilitation and assistive robotics
  • Bionic prostheses
  • Sensory substitution
  • Artificial/Bioartificial bionic organs
  • Medical biomimetic technologies

The journal also welcomes survey and commentary papers providing: critical, systematic review of research areas and trends within its scope; evidence-based studies on early clinical validation of robotic or bionic technologies, and contributions on ethical, social, economic, and organizational aspects concerning robotics and/or bionic solutions for medical and healthcare applications


Submissions are OPEN!

We invite authors to submit their manuscripts via ScholarOne Manuscripts Central at the following link:
Detailed information for Authors are available online:

The Inaugural Issue will be released in February 2019.

The first issue is linked to the IEEE RAS/EMBS BioRob2018 conference and it hosts two Guest Editors: Herman van der Kooij (University of Twente & Delft University of Technology) and Sarthak Misra (University of Twente, University Medical Center Groningen and University of Groningen), General Chair and Program Chair of BioRob2018 respectively.

Further issues are planned as follows:

  • 2nd issue May 2019;
  • 3rd issue August 2019. This issue will be linked to the IEEE CBS (conference on Cyborg and Bionic Systems) 2018 (; it will hosts three Guest Editors: Guanglin Li, Qiang Huang and Mamoru Mitsuishi, General Chair, General Co-Chair and Program Co-Chair respectively.
  • 4th issue November 2019.

2020 Issues already linked to the Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics (

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