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Special Issue on the Future of Assistive Robotics: Innovative Approaches and Insights into Enhancing Lives

Manuscript deadline
31 August 2024

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Hiroaki Kawamoto, University of Tsukuba, Japan
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Jun Ueda, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Olmo A. Moreno, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy

Hideki Toda, University of Toyama, Japan

Junji Ohyama, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan

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Special Issue on the Future of Assistive Robotics: Innovative Approaches and Insights into Enhancing Lives

Assistive robotics has become one of the key innovations to ensure that everyone, including vulnerable groups like the elderly and people with disabilities, can live independently and enrich their lives without feeling left behind. These robots are expected to find wide applications across various fields, particularly in providing daily life support and medical rehabilitation for people with disabilities and those in need of nursing care, as well as offering labor support for caregivers. However, for assistive robots to be widely implemented throughout modern society and incorporated into our daily lives, many challenges must still be addressed. Nevertheless, significant advancements in AI, data science, VR, AR and soft materials have expanded the potential to create assistive robotics with unprecedented varieties and applications in the near future.

This special issue invites contributions that lead the development of assistive robotics and those from related fields that leverage these advanced technologies. It also welcomes contributions on the operational methods of assistive robotics, based on accumulated insights from verification experiments aimed at their societal implementation. We sincerely hope that by sharing innovative and practical research in this special issue with the community, we can collectively advance the field of assistive robots, creating a future where everyone’s life experiences can be enhanced.

Topics relevant to the special issue include (but are not limited to):

  • Exoskeletal robots / Wearable robots
  • Robotic prosthetic limbs
  • Soft assistive robotics
  • Assistive mobility
  • Assistive manipulators
  • VR/AR integration
  • Data analysis and its effective utilization
  • Implementation of machine learning
  • Clinical research / Translational research
  • Operational method

Submission Instructions

To submit:

  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 "The Future of Assistive Robotics: Innovative Approaches and Insights into Enhancing Lives” 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, or Special Issue - Survey paper when you submit your manuscript.
  4. Sample form of the manuscript as well as the Instruction for Authors are available at the WEB site.
  5. Expected publication dates: April 2025 (Advanced Robotics vol. 39, issue 7)

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