International Journal of Robotics Applications and Technologies (IJRAT)

International Journal of Robotics Applications and Technologies (IJRAT)

Editor-in-Chief: Dan Zhang (York University, Canada)
Indexed In: INSPEC and 7 more indices
Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2013
ISSN: 2166-7195|EISSN: 2166-7209|DOI: 10.4018/IJRAT
Out of print.


The International Journal of Robotics Applications and Technologies (IJRAT) is a multidisciplinary journal that publishes high-quality and significant research in all fields of robotics. Contributions conduct state-of-the-art research on technologies and practical applications that support and foster the improvement of robots. The journal explores novel design concepts, analysis and synthesis, and many application fields. The journal also covers emerging fields that include: mathematical and computational methodologies in robotics, healthcare robotics, social robotics, manufacturing robotics, human-robot interaction, bio-inspired robotics, control algorithms, and control systems.

Topics Covered

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Bio-inspired robotics
  • Control algorithms and control systems
  • Design theories and principles
  • Evolutional robotics
  • Field robotics
  • Force sensors, accelerometers, and other measuring devices
  • Healthcare robotics
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Kinematics and dynamics analysis
  • Manufacturing robotics
  • Mathematical and computational methodologies in robotics
  • Medical robotics
  • Parallel robots and manipulators
  • Robotic cognition and emotion
  • Robotic perception and decision
  • Sensor integration, fusion, and perception
  • Social Robotics

Mission and Scope

The International Journal of Robotics Applications and Technologies (IJRAT) publishes high-quality original manuscripts in all aspects of robotics. The mission of the journal is to serve as an important world forum for stimulating and sharing global knowledge to advance innovative technologies and applications in robotics. The journal is an active platform for scholars, academic and research institutions, industries, policymakers, and government agencies to boost the healthy, rapid, and sustainable development of 21st-century robotic technology.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Volume 6: 2 Issues (2018)
Volume 5: 2 Issues (2017)
Volume 4: 2 Issues (2016)
Volume 3: 2 Issues (2015)
Volume 2: 2 Issues (2014)
Volume 1: 2 Issues (2013)
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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Dan Zhang received his Ph.D. in Robotics and Mechatronics from Laval University, Canada, in June 2000. From 2000 to 2004, Dr. Zhang was appointed as research scientist at Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Institute of National Research Council of Canada. Currently, he is a professor and Canada Research Chair in Robotics and Automation, with the Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science at University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Dr. Zhang's research interests include robotics and mechatronics; high performance parallel robotic machine development; sustainable/green manufacturing systems; micro/nano manipulation and MEMS devices (sensors), micro mobile robots and control of multi-robot cooperation, intelligent servo control system for the MEMS based high-performance micro-robot; web-based remote manipulation; wearable power assist hip exoskeleton and rescue robot. He has published 150 journal and conference papers, 3 books, 5 book chapters and numerous other technical publications. He is a registered Professional Engineer of Canada, a Fellow of Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, a Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a Senior Member of Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and a member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Masoud Mohammadian, University of Canberra, Australia
Managing Editor
Xueling Luo, York University, Canada
Associate Editors
Zhuming Bi, Purdue University Fort Wayne, United States
Guohua Cui, Hebei University of Engineering, China
Guanyu Huang, Zhejiang Lab, China
Bing Li, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Andreas Müller, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Guo Sheng, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
Editorial Review Board
Raffaele Di Gregorio, University of Ferrara, Italy
Irene Fassi, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Zhen Gao, University of Ontario, Canada
Weizhong Guo, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Sherman Lang, National Research Council of Canada, Canada
Giovanni Legnani, Universita' di Brescia, Italy
Jianhe Lei, Qingdao Technological University, China
Hanxiong Li, City University of Hong Kong, China
Kefu Liu, Lakehead University, Canada
Min Tan, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Guilin Yang, Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, Singapore
W.J. (Chris) Zhang, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Xiaoguang Zhao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Zheng Zhu, York University, Canada


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished article manuscripts will be considered. Interested authors must consult the Journal Guidelines for Manuscript Submission at PRIOR to submission. Any further questions may be answered at All article manuscript submissions will be forwarded to at least three members of the editorial review board of the journal for a double-blind peer review. The final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers.

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

Dan Zhang
International Journal of Robotics Applications and Technologies