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From the Editors

Welcome to Science Robotics! Whether fully autonomous or in close collaboration with humans, robots are becoming ubiquitous. Found in space and deep-sea exploration, performing in the operating room or driving automobiles, their influence grows daily. Science Robotics provides a much-needed forum for the latest technological advances and for the critical social, ethical and policy issues surrounding robotics. Bearing the quality hallmark of the Science family of journals, Science Robotics caters to both researchers and general stakeholders. It is multidisciplinary, covering the traditional disciplines of robotics, as well as emerging trends such as advanced materials and bio-inspired designs; it covers all scales, from very large systems to micro/nano robots; its scope is broad, addressing both theoretical advances and practical applications; and it promotes reproducibility, facilitated by online supplementary materials and design/code repositories. We welcome the community—both established researchers and new talent—to join Science Robotics as we strive to transform the future of robotics for the benefit of all.

–Guang-Zhong Yang and Marcia McNutt

Editor-in-Chief: Jeremy Berg, Ph.D., Science Journals

Editor: Guang-Zhong Yang, Ph.D., Director and Co-founder of the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery, Imperial College London

Senior Editorial Advisor: Marc Lavine, Ph.D., Senior Editor, Science

Founding Editorial Board: James Bellingham, Ph.D.; Howie Choset, Ph.D.; Paolo Dario, Ph.D.; Peer Fischer, Ph.D.; Toshio Fukuda, Ph.D.; Neil Jacobstein; Bradley Nelson, Ph.D.; Manuela Veloso, Ph.D.

Advisory Board: Darwin G. Caldwell, Ph.D.; Henrik I. Christensen, Ph.D.; Pierre E. Dupont, Ph.D.; Robert J. Full, Ph.D.; Hugh Herr, Ph.D.; Eric Horvitz, Ph.D.; Robert Howe, Ph.D.; Koji Ikuta, Ph.D.; Vijay Kumar, Ph.D.; Marcia McNutt, Ph.D.; Stuart Russell, Ph.D.; Russell H. Taylor, Ph.D.

Editorial Manager: Trista Wagoner

Editorial Coordinator: Caitlyn Phillips

Accepting submissions: May 12, 2016


To promote advances in research and development of robotics for all environments by providing a central forum for communication of the most exciting new discoveries.


Science Robotics will publish original, peer-reviewed, science- or engineering-based research articles that advance the field of robotics. The journal will also feature editor-commissioned Reviews. An international team of academic editors will hold Science Robotics articles to the same high-quality standard that is the hallmark of the Science family of journals. 

For more details, see Science Robotics Information for Authors


Science Robotics will be available for subscription beginning with the 2017 rate year. The journal will be available to individuals and institutions through a free trial from launch until the end of the year. For information about free trials please contact scienceonline@aaas.org

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