[robotics-worldwide] [journals] CFP: Special Issue on Kinematics and Robot Design - an open access journal publishes its 7th volume by MDPI

Ms. Elsie Zhao / MDPI elsie.zhao at mdpi.com
Thu Mar 22 00:59:44 PDT 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Kinematics enters many aspects of robot design. Type synthesis,
dimensional synthesis, kinematic analysis, singularity analysis,
workspace determination, performance measures, accuracy analysis, path
planning and obstacle avoidance are only some of these. In addition, it
is central when building dynamic models for simulation purposes.

Additionally, robotics is pervading many fields of social interest. For
instance, healthcare with its robotized medical devices and
rehabilitation devices needs studies both on human biomechanics and on
mechanism synthesis, which involve kinematics.

Nowadays, a numerous scientific community is involved in such studies
and, even though many conferences (ARK, CK, ASME MR, etc.) on robot
and/or mechanism kinematics take place regularly, there is room for
further initiatives. This open-source Special Issue with cheap
publication costs wishes to provide a good opportunity for presenting
research results that are immediately readable and usable by other

The Special Issue aims at collecting recent research on all the
below-listed topics. Review papers are also welcome.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

     synthesis of mechanisms
     theoretical and computational kinematics
     robot modeling and simulation
     kinematics in robot control
     position analysis
     mobility and singularity analysis
     performance measures
     accuracy analysis
     path planning and obstacle avoidance
     novel manipulator architectures
     metamorphic mechanisms
     compliant mechanism analysis and synthesis
     micro/nanomanipulator design
     origami-based robotics
     medical and rehabilitation robotics
     kinematics in biological systems, humanoid robots and humanoid

Prof. Dr. Raffaele Di Gregorio
Guest Editor

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