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Advanced Robotics

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Embodied Intelligence - Understanding Animal Locomotion and Its Robotic Implementations

Manuscript deadline
31 May 2024

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Dai Owaki, Tohoku University, Japan
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Poramate Manoonpong, Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC), Thailand / University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Denmark

Alexander Badri-Sprowitz, Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems, Germany

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Embodied Intelligence - Understanding Animal Locomotion and Its Robotic Implementations

“Embodied Intelligence (EI)” pertains to the inherent ability of animals to exploit their body morphologies and the surrounding environment in synergy with their brain and nervous systems, allowing them to achieve flexible, versatile, robust locomotion and complex tasks. Even in modern robotics, where the transformative evolution of artificial intelligence (AI) continues to make remarkable breakthroughs, the harmony and continuous dynamic interaction between the neural computation (control, memory, and plasticity), the physical (flexible) body, and the environment — encapsulated by the term “embodiment” — remains a cornerstone. Since animals display adaptive movement strategies in varied real-world scenarios, understanding this facet can open doors to innovative robotic systems echoing “nature intelligence”.

This special issue aims to highlight the forefront of developments in nature-inspired embodied intelligence for robotic systems. Fusing domains such as robotics, biomechanics, neuroscience, and more, we invite contributions that might surpass the scope of conventional mono-disciplinary journals. The epicenter of our interest orbits around pioneering methodologies, ideations, and multi-disciplinary collaborations driving adaptive intelligence’s evolution. We also welcome survey papers that clarify current essential topics in EI. Prospective contributed papers are invited to cover, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Bio-inspired Robotics
  • Robotics-inspired Biology
  • Neural mechanism for a mathematical model
  • Body morphology for mechanical design
  • Bio-hybrid system (Cyborg)
  • Theoretic and synthetic approaches
  • Neural and behavioral measurements in animals
  • Simulation and robot implementation
  • Bio-hacking technology
  • Neuro-robotics
  • Soft robotics
  • Centralized and decentralized controls
  • Sensory-motor coordination
  • Real-time adaptation
  • Learning and plasticity

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 "Embodied Intelligence - Understanding Animal Locomotion and Its Robotic Implementations -” 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 dates: January 2025 (Advanced Robotics vol. 39, issue 1)

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