Industrial Robot

Industrial Robot

An International Journal

ISSN: 0143-991x

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Aims & Scope

Industrial Robot publishes peer reviewed research articles, technology reviews and specially commissioned case studies. Each issue includes high quality content covering all aspects of robotic technology, and reflecting the most interesting and strategically important research and development activities from around the world.

All research articles undergo rigorous double-blind peer review, and the journal’s policy of not publishing work that has only been tested in simulation means that only the very best and most practical research articles are included.  This ensures that the material that is published has real relevance and value for commercial manufacturing and research organizations.


 Industrial Robot's coverage includes, but is not restricted to:

  • Automatic assembly
  • Flexible manufacturing
  • Programming optimisation
  • Simulation and offline programming
  • Service robots 
  • Autonomous robots
  • Swarm intelligence
  • Humanoid robots
  • Prosthetics and exoskeletons
  • Machine intelligence
  • Military robots
  • Underwater and aerial robots
  • Cooperative robots
  • Flexible grippers and tactile sensing
  • Robot vision
  • Teleoperation
  • Mobile robots
  • Search and rescue robots
  • Robot welding
  • Collision avoidance
  • Robotic machining
  • Surgical robots

Key benefits

Managers and engineers responsible for the design, development and application of robots will gain valuable, practical insights into current developments, which can be applied immediately to their own robotics systems. The journal is also an important resource for industries not yet using robots, as their potential value to a much broader industry base becomes apparent.

Authors are encouraged to include Executive Summaries that complement article abstracts by highlighting the commercial potential of the work that is presented; and online videos that add an extra dimension to the published work.

Key journal audiences

Academics and researchers, and engineers and managers working in a wide range of manufacturing industries as well as the increasingly important areas of service robots, surgical robots and mobile autonomous robots.

Indexing and abstracting services

Industrial Robot is indexed and abstracted in leading service providers, including:

  • ABI Inform (ProQuest)
  • Applied Science & Technology Index
  • Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Computer Science - Business Information Systems
  • CSA Abstracts in New Technologies and Engineering (ANTE)
  • CSA Engineering Research Database
  • CSA High Technology Research Database with Aerospace
  • CSA Materials Research Database with METADEX
  • CSA Technology Research Database
  • EI Compendex
  • Ergonomics Abstracts
  • (ISI) COMPUMATH Citation Index®
  • (ISI) Current Contents®: Engineering, Computing and Technology
  • (ISI) SciSearch®: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals
  • ProQuest Science Journals
  • ReadCube Discover
  • Recent Advances in Manufacturing Database (RAM)
  • Scopus
  • Zetoc 


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