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Advanced Robotics

For a Special Issue on

Force Control and Its Related Technologies

Manuscript deadline
30 September 2024

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Sho Sakaino, University of Tsukuba, Japan
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Sehoon Oh, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, Korea

Emre Sariyildiz, University of Wollongong, Australia

Yuki Yokokura, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan

Toshiaki Tsuji, Saitama University, Japan

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Force Control and Its Related Technologies

Force control controls the interaction force with which the robot comes into contact with its environment and is essential during safe environmental contact and physical cooperation with humans. In particular, for robots that will be expected to perform irregular tasks in the future society, it is essential to control interactions with first-time objects and the environment, and force control is a key technology for this purpose. In recent years, its usefulness has been further enhanced by integration with machine learning techniques. However, because force control involves controlling interactions with unknown objects, it is inherently different from conventional control methods that model and control objects. Therefore, there still remains much room for research.

According to this background, this special issue discusses techniques related to force control to accelerate the development and implementation of force control. Prospective contributed papers may cover, but are not limited to, the following topics related to advanced technologies for force control:

  • Controller designing of force control
  • Force/torque sensor
  • Machine learning using force responses
  • Signal analysis of force
  • Haptics
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Imitation learning (Learning from demonstration)

Submission Instructions

  1. The full-length manuscript (either PDF file or MS word file) should be sent by to the office of Advanced Robotics, the Robotics Society of Japan through the WEB site of Advanced Robotics (
  2. Select special issue title "Force Control and Its Related Technologies” when submitting your paper to Submission Portal.
  3. Details of different types of papers that will be accepted is Full paper, Short paper, or Survey paper. Please select the paper category from Special Issue - Full paper, Special Issue - Short paper, and Special Issue - Survey paper when you submit your manuscript.
  4. Sample form of the manuscript as well as the Instruction for Authors is available at the WEB site.
  5. Expected publication date: May 2025 (Advanced Robotics vol. 39, issue 9).

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