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 new materials and actuators

Exciting advances in materials science, including the development of smart materials and energy harvesting and actuation schemes, as well as the adoption of bio-inspired design principles, can offer radically new ways to construct and operate robots. New materials that combine sensing and actuation challenge the physical limitations of traditional mechatronic systems and offer a whole range of new opportunities for the design of new robots. We are delighted to announce a special issue on New Materials, Actuators, and Fabrication Schemes and are looking for high-quality, original research papers, as well as short Focus articles, on all areas of research and development in these exciting areas.

Key dates:

  • Deadline for submission of original research articles: 28 February 2018
  • Expected publication of the special issue: May 2018

Special issue on social robotics

We are delighted to announce a special issue on social robotics, a field that includes many disciplines such as AI, psychology, medicine, and human-robot interaction. Social robotics research can help address a range of questions about human behavior, social dynamics, and developmental issues such as autism. Advances in socially interactive robots are underpinned by developments in sensing, understanding of human intention, social interaction, and behavioral and neurosciences. We are looking for high-quality, original research papers from all areas of research and development in social robotics, from the design of socially assistive robots to specific algorithms and clinical application results. We are also looking for short Focus articles to provide snapshots of domains for a wider audience. With this issue, we hope to cover key topics of interests to social robotics   researchers as well as the broader scientific community.

Key dates:

  • Deadline for submission of original research articles: 15 March 2018
  • Expected publication of the special issue: July 2018