Science Robotics is the newest journal to join the Science family of journals and it is now open to accept submissions. A recent editorial describes the journal's goal to select the most groundbreaking advances in robotics across applications, systems, and scales of general interest to the robotics and research community. If your research is in this area then consider submitting your work to our new journal. If you're a robot enthusiast, then explore our research and news coverage of the topic specially curated by our expert staff. The 8 July cover story features a nickel-sized artificial string-ray whose swimming is guided by light and powered by heart muscle cells: a “living” robot hailed as a technical tour de force.

Richard Stone

Richard Stone is the senior science editor at Tangled Bank Studios in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Marc S. Lavine

Marc is a Senior Editor at Science handling papers on Materials Science, Biomaterials and Engineering