Call for papers

With its motto of “Science for Robotics and Robotics for Science,” Science Robotics was launched to cover the most significant advances in robots and their applications. The journal addresses both theoretical advances as well as practical applications of robotics. It promotes communication of new ideas, general principles, and original developments in robotics research and field applications, bearing the quality hallmark of the Science family of journals.

From time to time we will announce special issues; calls for those issues appear below. Presubmission inquiries and expressions of interest should be sent to sciroboteditors@aaas.org. We request that all expressions of interest include article title, author list and affiliations, and abstract (<200 words). Expressions of interest for reviews and research articles should also include a brief outline.

More details on information for authors as well as current and past issues of Science Robotics can be found at http://robotics.sciencemag.org/. Our submission site is located at http://cts.sciencemag.org

Special Issue on Computer Vision: From active perception to deep learning

We are pleased to announce a special issue on computer vision: "From active perception to deep learning." Computer vision builds strongly on research in machine learning, and applications of computer vision algorithms have become an integral part of many intelligent products today. We are looking for high-quality, original research papers from all areas of research and development in computer vision and its applications in areas such as robotics, human-robot interaction, surveillance, and autonomous vehicles. We are also interested in articles on data acquisition, machine learning, and training regimes, as well as rigorous testing harnesses for these systems. We are also looking for comprehensive reviews of the state of the art, and short Focus articles to provide snapshots of research for a wider audience.

Key dates:

  • Deadline for expressions of interest: 17 September 2018
  • Deadline for submission of original research articles: 26 November 2018
  • Expected publication of the special issue: Spring 2019

Special Issue on Autonomous Vehicles

We are pleased to announce a special issue on autonomous vehicles, a broad field that is deeply rooted in fundamental techniques of machine learning and human robot interaction. Improving these systems rapidly has significant social consequences. We are looking for high-quality, original research papers from all areas of research and development in autonomous vehicles, including automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, airplanes, drones, boats, spacecraft, and public transport systems. We are also interested in articles on data acquisition, machine learning, and training regimes, as well as rigorous testing harnesses for these systems. We are also looking for sharp reviews of the state of the art, and short Focus articles to provide snapshots of research for a wider audience.

Key dates:

  • Deadline for expressions of interest: 17 September 2018
  • Deadline for submission of original research articles: 3 December 2018
  • Expected publication of the special issue: Spring 2019

Special Issue on Learning–Beyond Imitation

We are delighted to announce a special issue on robot learning, a broad field which is deeply rooted into fundamental techniques of machine learning and human-robot interaction. We are looking for high-quality, original research papers from all areas of research and development in robot learning, from studies of embodied agents or purely algorithmic results to complete systems demonstrating practical deployments and seamless human-robot interaction and knowledge acquisition. We are also looking for short Focus articles to provide snapshots of research for a wider audience. With this issue, we hope to cover key topics of interest to robot learning researchers as well as the broader scientific community.

Key dates:

  • Deadline for expressions of interest: 16 July 2018
  • Deadline for submission of original research articles: 20 August 2018
  • Expected publication of the special issue: Fall 2018