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Journal Information

The Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics (JRM), founded in 1989, is the world’s first journal devoted to this field of study. Since its first issue, the JRM has published over 2,500 works exclusively on robotics and mechatronics. A diverse range of articles that are essential to the journal’s global readership are published 6 times a year and are freely available online.

The journal title is abbreviated as "J. Robot. Mechatron.".

Aims and Scope

JRM is a peer-reviewed journal in fields such as robotics, mechatronics, automation, system integration and human-related technology. Its editorial board includes well-established researchers and engineers in the field from the world over.

The scope of the journal includes any and all topics on robotics and mechatronics. As a key technology in robotics and mechatronics, it includes actuator design, motion control, sensor design, sensor fusion, sensor networks, robot vision, audition, mechanism design, robot kinematics and dynamics, mobile robot, path planning, navigation, SLAM, robot hand, manipulator, nano/micro robot, humanoid, service and home robots, universal design, middleware, human-robot interaction, human interface, networked robotics, telerobotics, ubiquitous robot, learning, and intelligence.

The scope also includes, but is not limited to, applications of robotics and automation, and system integrations in the fields of manufacturing, construction, underwater, space, agriculture, sustainability, energy conservation, ecology, rescue, hazardous environments, safety and security, dependability, medical, and welfare.

Open Access

Articles in the Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics are free to access at the journal’s website. Authors are charged reasonable publication fees that offset the costs incurred in the peer review and publishing processes.

Indexing and Abstracting

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Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
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Editorial Board

Editor in Chief
Osuka, Koichi
Editor in Chief:
Osuka, Koichi
Prof. Dr., Osaka University, Japan
Deputy Editor in Chief
Tanaka, Takayuki
Deputy Chief Editors:
Tanaka, Takayuki
Assoc. Prof. Dr., Hokkaido University, Japan
Editorial Member
BOCK, Thomas CETINKUNT, Sabri DATE, Hisashi FENG, Maria Q. FUJISAWA, Shoichiro
BOCK, Thomas
Prof. Dr., Technische Universität München, Germany
Prof. Dr., University of Illinois at Chicago, U.S.A.
DATE, Hisashi
Assoc. Prof. Dr., University of Tsukuba, Japan
FENG, Maria Q.
Prof. Dr., Columbia University, U.S.A.
FUJISAWA, Shoichiro
Prof. Dr., Tokushima Bunri University, Japan
FUJITA, Toyomi HARAGUCHI, Makoto HIGUCHI, Toshiro HOJJAT, Yousef KANAMORI, Chisato
FUJITA, Toyomi
Prof. Dr., Tohoku Institute of Technology, Japan
Assoc. Prof. Dr., Osaka Institute of Technology, Japan
HIGUCHI, Toshiro
Prof. Emeritus, Dr., The University of Tokyo, Japan
HOJJAT, Yousef
Prof. Dr., Tarbiat Modares University, Iran
Assoc. Prof. Dr., The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
KAWAMURA, Takashi MOROMUGI, Shunji NANAYAKKARA, Thrishantha OHTAKE, Hiroshi PAIK, Jamie
Prof. Dr., Shinshu University, Japan
Assoc. Prof. Dr., Chuo University, Japan
NANAYAKKARA, Thrishantha
Reader Dr., Imperial College London, UK
OHTAKE, Hiroshi
Assoc. Prof. Dr., Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
PAIK, Jamie
Assist. Prof. Dr., Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
SAKAGUCHI, Masamichi SUZUKI, Satoshi TAKAIWA, Masahiro TAKESUE, Naoyuki TAKITA, Yoshihiro
SAKAGUCHI, Masamichi
Prof. Dr., Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
SUZUKI, Satoshi
Assoc. Prof. Dr., Chiba University, Japan
TAKAIWA, Masahiro
Prof. Dr., Tokushima University, Japan
TAKESUE, Naoyuki
Assoc. Prof. Dr., Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
TAKITA, Yoshihiro
Prof. Emeritus, Dr., National Defence Academy of Japan, Japan
VENTURE, Gentiane
Distinguished Prof. Dr., Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
Joint Appointed Fellow, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
WANG, Pei-Jen
Prof. Dr., National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Prof. Dr., Okayama Univ., Japan
Prof. Dr., Kyushu University, Japan
YASHIMA, Masahito
Prof. Dr., National Defense Academy of Japan, Japan
Idesawa, Masanori
Yuta, Shin’ichi
Idesawa, Masanori
Prof. Emeritus, Dr., The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Yuta, Shin’ichi
Prof. Dr., Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan
Former Editors in Chief
Yamafuji, Kazuo Fukuda, Toshio Kaneko, Makoto Arai, Tatsuo Takita, Yoshihiro
Yamafuji, Kazuo
Prof. Emeritus, Dr., The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Fukuda, Toshio
Prof. Dr., Meijo University, Japan
Kaneko, Makoto
Prof. Dr., Meijo University, Japan
Arai, Tatsuo
Prof. Dr., Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Takita, Yoshihiro
Prof. Emeritus, Dr., National Defence Academy of Japan, Japan

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Last updated on Feb. 25, 2021