Special issue on Nanorobotics

A special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics.


Research activities on nanorobotics comprise an emerging interdisciplinary technology area raising new scientific challenges and promising revolutionary advancement in applications such as medicine, biology and industrial manufacturing. Nanorobots could be defined as intelligent systems with overall dimensions at or below the micrometer range that are made of assemblies of nanoscale components while exploiting the physics at such a scale, or as larger platforms capable of robotic operations at the nanoscale. The development of nanorobots presents difficult design, fabrication and control challenges, as such devices will operate in microenvironments whose physical properties differ from those encountered by conventional parts. Furthermore, nanorobotics is a field that calls for collaborative efforts between physicists, chemists, biologists, computer scientists, engineers and other specialists to work towards this common objective.

In an effort to disseminate the current advances in nanorobotics, and to stimulate a discussion on the future research directions in this field, the IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO) invites papers for a Special Issue in this area. Academic and industry researchers are invited to submit papers on the theoretical, technological and experimental aspects of design, modeling, control and validation of novel nanorobotic devices, with applications in domains including medicine, biology and industrial manufacturing. It is our expectation and goal that this Special Issue will succeed in invigorating research interests towards the development and applications of nanorobotic systems.

Scope, Description, and More Information

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

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 Rehabilitation Robotics.

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 Bradley Nelson is supervising this Special Issue.

To submit a paper, go here.

Important Dates

Call for Papers:  November 30, 2012
Deadline for Paper Submission: March 28, 2013
First Review:  May 30, 2013
Final Review:  August 31, 2013
Publication: December 2013

Guest Editors 

FerreiraAntoine Ferreira



MartelSylvain Martel



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