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Advanced Robotics

For a Special Issue on

Nursing Robotics

Manuscript deadline
30 November 2024

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Tetsuyou Watanabe, Kanazawa University
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Jane Li, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Gojiro Nakagami, The University of Tokyo

Misako Dai, Ishikawa Prefectural Nursing University

Yuka Miura, Fujita Health University

Maya Torii, University of Tsukuba

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Nursing Robotics

Guest Editors (continued)

Thrishantha Nanayakkara, Imperial College London

Shinichi Hirai, Ritsumeikan University


We invite researchers, practitioners, and innovators to contribute to a special issue focused on the evolving field of Nursing Robotics. Positioned at the forefront of a healthcare and caregiving revolution propelled by advancements in robotics technology, this special issue seeks to explore the application of robotics in nursing care with the goal of improving the quality of life for individuals in various settings and throughout their lifespan.

The scope of this special issue includes, but is not limited to, the following areas:

  • Nursing Care Support: Explorations of how robotics can assist in daily nursing care tasks, enhancing efficiency and patient care quality.
  • Caregiver Support: Innovations that alleviate the physical and emotional burden on caregivers, enabling better care and well-being for both caregivers and recipients.
  • Rehabilitation: Robotic solutions that aid in the rehabilitation process, helping individuals regain or maintain their physical functions.
  • Assisting Mobility: Technologies that support mobility for individuals with limited physical capabilities, promoting independence and mobility.
  • Assist with Physical Functions: Robotic aids designed to support or enhance physical functions, contributing to improved daily living.
  • Abnormalities Detection: Advanced systems capable of detecting health abnormalities, facilitating early intervention and care.
  • Pressure Ulcer Prevention: Robotics interventions that help in preventing or managing pressure ulcers, a common challenge in prolonged care scenarios.
  • Simulator for Training: Use of robotics in creating realistic training simulations for caregivers and medical professionals, enhancing skills and preparedness.
  • Sensing Biosignals: Innovative uses of robotics in monitoring vital biosignals, offering real-time insights into patient health.
  • RT (Robotics Technology)-Assisted Nursing: Papers that explore the integration of RT in various aspects of nursing, from direct care to educational applications.
  • Nursing Education Based on RT: Insights into how robotics technology can transform nursing education, making it more interactive, practical, and effective.
  • Nursing Workflow Support Based on RT: Studies on how robotics can streamline nursing workflows, reducing workload and increasing time for patient care.

We are especially interested in submissions that highlight collaborative research between the fields of robotics and nursing, presenting solutions that have been effectively implemented and exploring challenges that remain unresolved but have the potential for significant impact through interdisciplinary efforts.

This special issue aims to advance the field of robotics and open new pathways for the integration of robotics into nursing and caregiving. We look forward to receiving your innovative contributions that will drive this exciting field forward, blending state-of-the-art technology with compassionate care.

Submission Instructions

Details of types of papers: Full paper (around 6000 words), Short paper (around 3500 words), and Survey paper (around 6000 words)

Select the type of paper from "Special Issue - Full Paper", "Special Issue - Short Paper", or "Special Issue - Survey Paper" when submitting your paper to Submission Portal.

Select "Nursing Robotics” when submitting your paper to Submission Portal.

Expected publication dates: July 2025 (Advanced Robotics vol. 39, issue 13)

The full-length manuscript (either PDF file or MS word file) should be sent by the due date to the office of Advanced Robotics, the Robotics Society of Japan through the WEB site of Advanced Robotics ( Instructions for authors and manuscript template are available at the WEB site.

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