Purpose and Scope:

The Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics publishes research contributions to the fundamental theory, algorithms, and applications for robotic and machine systems.

Fundamental theory, algorithms, design, manufacture, and experimental validation for mechanisms and robots; Theoretical and applied kinematics; Mechanism synthesis and design; Analysis and design of robot manipulators, hands and legs, soft robotics, compliant mechanisms, origami and folded robots, printed robots, and haptic devices; Novel fabrication; Actuation and control techniques for mechanisms and robotics; Bio-inspired approaches to mechanism and robot design; Mechanics and design of micro- and nano-scale devices


Vijay Kumar, University of Pennsylvania