Editorial Aims and Scope

Editorial Aims

The growth in all aspects of research in the last decade has led to a multitude of new publications and an exponential increase in published research. Finding a way through the excellent existing literature and keeping up to date has become a major time-consuming problem. Electronic publishing has given researchers instant access to more articles than ever before. But which articles are the essential ones that should be read to understand and keep abreast with developments of any topic? To address this problem Foundations and Trends® in Robotics publishes high-quality survey and tutorial monographs of the field.

Each issue of Foundations and Trends® in Robotics comprises a 50-100 page monograph written by research leaders in the field. Monographs that give tutorial coverage of subjects, research retrospectives as well as survey papers that offer state-of-the-art reviews fall within the scope of the journal.

Editorial Scope

Foundations and Trends® in Robotics publishes survey and tutorial articles on the following topics:

  • Mathematical modelling
  • Kinematics
  • Dynamics
  • Estimation Methods
  • Robot Control
  • Planning
  • Artificial Intelligence in Robotics
  • Software Systems and Architectures
  • Mechanisms and Actuators
    • Kinematic Structures
    • Legged Systems
    • Wheeled Systems
    • Hands and Grippers
    • Micro and Nano Systems
  • Sensors and Estimation
    • Force Sensing and Control
    • Haptic and Tactile Sensors
    • Proprioceptive Systems
    • Range Sensing
    • Robot Vision
    • Visual Servoing
    • Localization, Mapping and SLAM
  • Planning and Control
    • Control of manipulation systems
    • Control of locomotion systems
    • Behaviour based systems
    • Distributed systems
    • Multi-Robot Systems
  • Human-Robot Interaction
    • Robot Safety
    • Physical Robot Interaction
    • Dialog Systems
    • Interface design
    • Social Interaction
    • Teaching by demonstration
  • Industrial Robotics
    • Welding
    • Finishing
    • Painting
    • Logistics
    • Assembly Systems
    • Electronic manufacturing
  • Service Robotics
    • Professional service systems
    • Domestic service robots
    • Field Robot Systems
    • Medical Robotics