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The International Journal of Robotics Research

The International Journal of Robotics Research

Published in Association with Multimedia Archives

eISSN: 17413176 | ISSN: 02783649 | Current volume: 43 | Current issue: 7 Frequency: 14 Times/YearTimes/Year

A leading peer-reviewed journal in its field for more than two decades, The International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR) was the first scholarly publication on robotics research.

IJRR offers incisive and thought-provoking original research papers and articles, perceptive reviews, and lively editorials on ground-breaking trends issues, technical developments, and theories in robotics by the outstanding scholars and practitioners in the field. The Journal covers more than just narrow technical advances-it embraces a wide variety of topics. IJRR only publishes work of archival value, which is produced to advance science and technology in this field, and stays valuable in time. To do so the work must be original, solid, and useful for others to build upon.

Consistently ranked in the top 3 in its category of the Thomson Scientific JCR, IJRR publishes scholarly articles that provides engineers, researchers, and scientists with the very best of current research on robotics research - from applied mathematics to artificial intelligence to computer science, to psychological, cognitive and behavioural sciences, to electrical and mechanical engineering.

IJRR exclusively operates on the basis of peer reviews, with no professional editor external to the research community judging on scientific matters. All submitted manuscripts are reviewed by at least two expert reviewers of appropriate standing in the field of robotics research, in a single-blind scheme (reviewer names are concealed from the submitting authors).

There is no page limit for IJRR submissions. The rule is however that a paper should be as long as necessary, and no longer: conciseness is highly valued.

IJRR also publishes high quality, peer reviewed datasets, accompanied by adequate text material to illustrate them and their usage in the form of a regular manuscript.

Multimedia (mostly video or data) extensions are most welcome parts of an IJRR paper, as they concur to illustrate and demonstrate its results.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

All issues of IJRR are available to browse online.

It is the policy of The International Journal of Robotics Research to encourage the application of theoretical advances to real problems and data in Robotics, intended here in its broadest meaning, as per Sir M. Brady’s definition: “the intelligent link between perception and action”. Results should represent a significant rather than incremental advance, and should be verified appropriately according to the topic. Experimental results are strongly encouraged. There should be an up to date literature review, and meaningful comparisons with previous work to demonstrate any proposed advance. Advancements must be rigorously demonstrated by all relevant and applicable scientific means - be it mathematical proofs, statistically significant and reproducible experimental tests, field demonstrations, or whatever may be needed to convince a duly skeptical, critical scientist.

The five fundamental questions implicitly asked to IJRR authors are: "Why is this problem important?", "Why wasn't it solved before?", "What's the key idea in the solution?", "How do you show that it really works?", and "How can others use your results?"

Antonio Bicchi Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) and University of Pisa, Italy
Editor Emeritus
John Hollerbach University of Utah, USA
Founding Editors
Sir J. Michael Brady University of Oxford, UK
Richard Paul University of Pennsylvania, USA
Senior Editorial Board
Arash Ajoudani Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
Ron Alterovitz University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Timothy Barfoot University of Toronto, Canada
José Luis Blanco-Claraco Universidad de Almería, Spain
Luca Carlone Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Manuel Catalano Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
Greg Chirikjian National University of Singapore, Singapore
Margarita Chli ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Matei Ciocarlie Columbia University, USA
Mark Cutkosky Stanford University, USA
Cecilia Laschi National University of Singapore, Singapore
Dongjun Lee Seoul National University, Korea
Max Likhachev Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Huaping Liu Tsinghua University, China
Elena De Momi Politechnic of Milan, Italy
Jun Morimoto Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International, Japan
Anibal Ollero University of Sevilla, Spain
Christian Ott TU Wien Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Austria
Jaeheung Park Seoul National University, Korea
Ioannis Poulakakis University of Delaware, USA
Carla Seatzu University of Cagliari, Italy
Adriana Tapus ENSTA Paris, France
Advisory Board
Jake J. Abbott University of Utah, USA
Alin Albu- Schäffer DLR, Germany
Ruzena Bajcsy University of Pennsylvania, USA
Aude Billard EPFL, Switzerland
Oliver Brock Technical University Berlin, Germany
Henrik Christensen UC San Diego, USA
Peter Corke Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Alessandro De Luca Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Dieter Fox University of Washington and NVIDIA, USA
Ken Goldberg UC Berkeley, USA
Robert Howe Harvard University, USA
David Hsu National University of Singapore, Singapore
Seth Hutchinson Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Lydia Kavraki Rice University, USA
Oussama Khatib Stanford University, USA
Vijay Kumar University of Pennsylvania, USA
Matt Mason Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Yoshihiko Nakamura The University of Tokyo, Japan
Paul Newman University of Oxford, UK
Allison Okamura Stanford University, USA
Frank Chongwoo Park Seoul National University, Korea
Nicholas Roy Massachussets Institute of Technology, USA
Daniela Rus Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Tim Salcudean University of British Columbia, Canada
Giulio Sandini Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
Davide Scaramuzza University of Zurich, Switzerland
Siddhartha Srinivasa University of Washington, USA
Russell H Taylor Johns Hopkins University, USA
Dawn Tilbury University of Michigan, USA
Robert J. Webster III Vanderbilt University, USA
Associate Editors
David Abbink TU Delft, Netherlands
Siddarth Agarwal Ford Motor Company, USA
Pulkit Agrawal MIT, USA
Kostas Alexis Norvegian University Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
Gianluca Antonelli Cassino University
Daniel Aukes Arizona State University, USA
Kim Ayoung Seoul National University, Korea
Yasemin Bekiroglu Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Tapomayukh Bhattacharjee Cornell University, USA
Joydeep Biswas University of Texas at Austin, USA
Hermann Blum ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Laura Blumenschein Purdue University, USA
Stjepan Bogdan University of Zagreb, Croatia
Davide Brugali University of Bergamo, Italy
Jessica Burgner-Kahrs University of Toronto, Canada
Roberto Calandra Facebook AI Research, USA
Berk Calli Worcestershire Politechnic Institute, USA
Angelo Cangelosi University of Manchester, UK
Raffaella Carloni University of Groningen, Netherlands
Stephane Caro CNRS, France
Henry Carrillo Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia
Nilanjan Chakraborty Stony Brook University, USA
Andrea Cherubini LIRMM, France
Tat-Jun Chin University of Adelaide, Australia
Pakpong Chirarattananon City University of Hong Kong, China
Han-Lim Choi KAIST, Korea
Sanjiban Choudhury Cornell University, USA
Jen Jen Chung University of Queensland, Australia
Javier Civera University of Zaragoza, Spain
Neil Dantam Colorado School of Mines, USA
Cosimo Della Santina TU Delft, Netherlands
Mehmet Dogar University of Leeds, UK 
Chuchu Fan MIT, USA
Nima Fazeli University of Michigan, USA
Francois Ferland University of Sherbrooke, Canada
James Forbes McGill University, Canada
Guillermo Gallego University of Berlin, Germany
Jonathan Gammell Queen's University, Canada
Andrej Gams Institut Jožef Stefan, Slovenia
Junyi Geng Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Igor Gilitschenski University of Toronto, Canada
Giorgio Grioli IIT and University of Pisa, Italy
Giorgio Grisetti Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Roderich Gross University of Sheffield, UK
Ioannis Havoutis Oxford University, UK
Christoffer Heckman University of Colorado, USA
Guillermo Heredia University of Seville, Spain
Shoudong Huang University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Genya Ishigami Keio University, Japan
Edward Johns Imperial College London, UK
Aaron Johnson Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Robert Katzschmann ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Majid Khadiv Max Planck Institute, Germany
Marc Killpack BYU, USA
Hyoun Jin Kim Seoul National University, Korea
Minjun Kim The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea
Wansoo Kim Hanyang University, Korea
Laurent Kneip ShanghaiTech, China
Seong Young Ko Chonnam National University, Korea
Oliver Kroemer Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Yuichi Kurita Hiroshima University, Japan
Jinoh Lee DLR, Germany
Stefan Leutenegger TUM, Germany
Minas Liarokapis The University of Auckland
Giuseppe Loianno New York University (NYU), USA
Shengnan Lyu Behang U (BUAA), China
Martin Magnusson Örebro University, Sweden
Cristian Mahulea University of Zaragoza, Spain
Ann Majewicz The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Anirudha Majumdar Princeton University, USA
Ivano Malavolta Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Monica Malvezzi University of Siena, Italy
Joshua Mangelson Brigham Young University, USA
Joshua Marshall Queen's University, Canada
Roberto Martin Martin The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Daniel Martins UFSC, Brazil
Takamitsu Matsubara Nara Institute of Science and Tech, Japan
Enrico Mingo Hoffman Leonardo, Italy
José M Martínez Montiel University of Zaragoza, Spain
Changjoo Nam Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Sao Mai Nguyen Telecom Paris, and Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France
Gennaro Notomista University of Waterloo, Canada
Calogero Oddo Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Miguel A. Olivares Mendez University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Cagdas Onal Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
Takayuki Osa University of Tokyo, Japan
Lionel Ott ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Michael Otte University of Maryland, USA
Onur Ozcan Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
Claudio Pacchierotti CNRS, France
Hae-Won Park The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea
Patricia Pena Nascimento Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Luka Peternel TU Delft, The Netherlands
Francois Pomerleau Universite Laval, Canada
Marija Popovic TU Delft, The Netherlands, Wei Wang
Ioannis Rekleitis University of South Carolina, USA
Federico Renda Khalifa University, UAE
Michela Robba University of Genoa, Italy
Matthew Robertson Queens University, USA
Paolo Rocco Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Hugo Rodrigue Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
David Rosen Northeastern University, USA
Loris Roveda DSIA-SUPSI/USI, Switzerland
Sheila Russo Boston University, USA
Hamid Sadeghian TUM, Germany
Mahmut Selman Sakar ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Maria Sakovsky Stanford University, USA
Oren Salzman Technion University, Israel
Evren Samur Bogazici University, Turkey
Guillaume Adrien Sartoretti National University of Singapore, Singapore
Matteo Saveriano University of Trento, Italy
Cristian Secchi University of Modena Reggio Emilia, Italy
Shen Shaojie Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
Kazuhiro Shimonomura Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Masahiro Shiomi Advanced Telecommunication Research (ATR), Japan
Enrico Simetti University of Genoa, Italy
Harold Soh National University of Singapore, Singapore
Shuran Song Columbia University, USA
Koushil Sreenath University of California, USA
Cynthia Sung University of Pennsylvania, USA
Mahdi Tavakoli University of Alberta, Canada.
Evangelos Theodorou Georgia Tech, USA
Federico Tombari TUM, Germany and Google
Rudolph Triebel DLR, TUM, Germany
Barkan Ugurlu Ozyegin University, Turkey
Abhinav Valada University of Freiburg, Germany
Cristian-Ioan Vasile Lehigh University, USA
Jorn Vogel DLR, Germany
Weiwei Wan Osaka University, Japan
Chen Wang State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
Wei Wang Hanyang University, Korea
Fei Wen Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Li Wen Beihang University (BUAA), China
Sebastian Wolf DLR, Germany
Britta Wrede Bielefeld University, Germany
Helge Wurdemann University College of London, UK
Danfei Xu Georgia Tech, USA
Heng Yang Harvard University, USA
Shenli Yuan SRI International, USA
Wenzhen Yuan University of Illinois, USA
Andrea Zanchettin Politecnico di Milano, Italy
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