Call for Papers
IJAT Vol.15 No.5, September 5, 2021
Special Issue on New Technologies for Robotic Manipulators and Their Industrial Applications
January 28, 2021 (January 7, 2021 in Japanese) February 26, 2021 (February 5, 2021 in Japanese)
|Guest Editors:||Prof. Dr. Soichi Ibaraki, Hiroshima University, Japan|
Prof. Dr. Andreas Archenti, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
|Inquiry:||IJAT Contact form or e-mail to (IJAT Editorial Office)|
The industrial robot is more precisely an “automatically controlled, reprogrammable, multipurpose manipulator, programmable in three or more axes, which can be either fixed in place or mobile” (ISO 8373:2012). According to the International Federation of Robotics, by 2018, more than 400,000 new units were being installed annually, and the global average robot density in the manufacturing industry was 99 robots per 10,000 employees. More than 30% of all installed robots were in the automotive industry, the biggest customer for robots.