Special issue on Biorobotics

A special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Biorobotics.


This issue has been published. You can download it from IEEE Xplore.


The main objective of Biorobotics is to investigate the working principles of biological systems from a biomechatronic viewpoint and to exploit this knowledge in order to develop methodologies and innovative technologies for the design and fabrication of bio-inspired machines and systems, characterized by different sizes (from macro to micro and nano) and with advanced performance (e.g., humanoids and animaloids).

The IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO) invites you to submit papers in this field, in response to a call for a Special Issue devoted to Biorobotics. We would like to present the main achievements on different technical topics relevant to the development of bio-inspired mechatronic devices and robotic systems, including the engineering aspects of the development of bio-mimetic and bio-inspired machines.

Scope, Description, and More Information

Download the call for papers for the T-RO Special Issue on Biorobotics.

Author information is available here. Regular and short papers (in PDF) for this Special Issue should be submitted through T-RO Papercept at ras.papercept.net/journals/tro. In the first step of the submission procedure, select the appropriate Paper Type under the 'Special Issue' category. Specify then in the 'Cover Note' field that the paper is intended for the Special Issue on Biorobotics.

T-RO considers also multimedia material (typically, videos) accompanying the submission of a paper. Instructions on the preparation of this material can be found on the Information for Authors page. Multimedia will appear side-by-side to the accepted paper in the electronic version of the Special Issue within IEEE Xplore.

T-RO Editor Frank Park is supervising this Special Issue.

To submit a paper, go here.

Important Dates

Call for Papers October 01, 2006
Deadline for Paper Submission January 31, 2007
First Review May 31, 2007
Final Review September 30, 2007
Publication February 2008


Guest Editors

Paolo Dario

Guest Editor
Scuola Superiore S. Anna, ARTS & CRIM Labs

Paolo Dario

Italy Pontedera, PI, Italy
 +39 050 883400
 +39 050 883402

Blake Hannaford

Guest Editor
University of Washington, Biorobotics Laboratory

Blake Hannaford

USA Seattle, WA, United States
 +1 206 543 2197



Atsuo Takanishi

Guest Editor
Waseda University, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

Atsuo Takanishi

Japan Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
 +81 352863257
 +81 352732209

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