Purpose and Scope:

The ASME Letters in Translational Robotics, A New ASME Journal to be launched later this year

  • Translational research results demonstrated with a prototype leading to a minimally viable product.
  • Archival innovations that lead to new best practice in design, realization and deployment of robotic devices and systems.
  • Bring advances in robotics research to the practicing engineer by emphasizing creative solutions to real-world problems and sharing innovations in implementation details.
  • Expedite the application and translation of science, engineering and design principles in robotics into new or improved technological products.
  • Support use-inspired, translational research that will drive future robotic technologies and engineering solutions with societal impact.

    Topic Areas - Translational research results demonstrated with prototypes leading to a minimally viable product such as:

    1. Use-inspired design (function, form, architecture, operation), innovations and associated risks, and the practical implementation
    2. Challenges and solutions for integration of large multidisciplinary projects
    3. Application-driven robot architectures that encompass agents, tasks, and operational environment. Identify challenges, find innovative solutions, and develop performance measurements. Provide examples of such innovation and invention
    4. Innovative designs (components, subsystems, and systems)
    5. Validation of innovation and impact on real-world problems
    6. Methods for design, analysis and algorithms leading to real, reliable robots
    7. Innovations in system integration, and use-inspired cyber-physical systems
    8. Case studies of application by a manufacturer or end user
    9. Innovations and practices in robot design for safe implementation of robotic devices and systems
    10. Reduction of robot patents to practice


    Qiaode Jeffrey Ge, Stony Brook University