About Advanced Robotics

What's Advanced Robotics.


Advanced Robotics (AR) is the international journal of the Robotics Society of Japan established in 1986. It is an interdisciplinary journal which integrates publication of all aspects of research on robotics science and technology. Advanced Robotics publishes original research papers and survey papers from all over the world. Issues contain papers on analysis, theory, design, development, implementation and use of robots and robot technology. The journal covers both fundamental robotics and robotics related to applied fields such as service robotics, field robotics, medical robotics, rescue robotics, space robotics, underwater robotics, agriculture robotics, industrial robotics, and robots in emerging fields. It also covers aspects of social and managerial analysis and policy regarding robots.

Advanced Robotics (AR) is an international, ranked, peer-reviewed journal which publishes original research contributions to scientific knowledge. All manuscript submissions are subject to initial appraisal by the Editor, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees.

  • Impact Factor :2.057 in 2021 (increased from 2020 IF of 1.6999)
  • ISSN: 0169-1864
  • Published since 1988

Advanced Robotics Paper Awards

The committee of Advanced Robotics Paper Awards is organized every year, and the Best Paper Award and the Excellent Paper Awards are selected from articles published in the Journal of Advanced Robotics in the last two years. The Best Paper Award is awarded a prize by Taylor & Francis.

Open Access

This journal gives authors the option to publish open access via our Open Select publishing program, making it free to access online immediately on publication. Taylor & Francis Open Select gives you, your institution or funder the option of paying an article publishing charge (APC) to make an article open access.

Free eprints

What is an eprint? It’s a free, online link to an author’s article sent to all authors who publish in a subscription-based Taylor & Francis or Routledge journal as soon as their article is published.

Online Journal & Submission

Message from Editorial Board

Editor in Chief, Advanced Robotics

Advanced Robotics (AR) started in 1986 as an official international journal of the Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ). In these 30 years, our journal has been contributing to scientists, engineers, and students by supplying the publication of all aspects of research on robotics science and engineering. Recently, robots and artificial intelligence are recognized their importance in the society, and a lot of applications are realized for our better life. Robotics research society should orchestrate the relation among robots and humans so that we can design the future shape of our lives. AR covers interdisciplinary works of this expanding research field. Since AR is originated in Japan, one of the leading countries in Robotics research, the mission of our journal is to keep the large impact to the society as it has been doing in these 30 years. AR has published several special issues on the theme of advanced and basic research topics on Robotics and has grown as a truly international interdisciplinary journal integrating all aspects of Robotics. It is planned, edited, and reviewed by the RSJ international journal publication committee, and is published from Taylor & Francis.

AR welcomes the submission of papers of high quality and interest reporting original research results of analysis, design, implementation and use of robots in various areas such as manipulation, locomotion, sensors, actuators, materials, control, intelligence, language, software, interface, system architecture, biomimetics, etc. The journal will also cover aspects of social and managerial analysis, and policy regarding robots. We encourage all of you to submit papers and appreciate to receive proposals to organize the special issue.

Koh Hosoda (Osaka University) Editor-in-Chief, Advanced Robotics

Editorial Board Member List

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