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Industrial Robot (IR) publishes high quality research on the latest developments relating to the use of robotic technology, both in the present and future

ISSN: 0143-991X
eISSN: 0143-991X

Aims and scope

Industrial Robot (IR) publishes peer-reviewed research articles, technology reviews and specially commissioned case studies. Each issue includes high-quality content covering all aspects of robotic technology, and reflecting the most interesting and strategically important research and development activities from around the world.

The journal’s policy of not publishing work that has only been tested in simulation means that only the very best and most practical research articles are included. This ensures that the material that is published has real relevance and value for commercial manufacturing and research organizations. 

Industrial Robot's coverage includes, but is not restricted to:

  • Automatic assembly
  • Flexible manufacturing
  • Programming optimisation
  • Simulation and offline programming
  • Service robots 
  • Autonomous robots
  • Swarm intelligence
  • Humanoid robots
  • Prosthetics and exoskeletons
  • Machine intelligence
  • Military robots
  • Underwater and aerial robots
  • Cooperative robots
  • Flexible grippers and tactile sensing
  • Robot vision
  • Teleoperation
  • Mobile robots
  • Search and rescue robots
  • Robot welding
  • Collision avoidance
  • Robotic machining
  • Surgical robots

Virtual issues

Over the years the Industrial Robot journal has published a hugely impressive collection of both technology reviews that cover the design and application of commercial robotic systems, and also rare commercial interviews of academic roboticists and inventors who have managed to turn their ideas into commercial reality – often with astonishing success.

This journal is aligned with our responsible management goal

We aim to champion researchers, practitioners, policymakers and organisations who share our goals of contributing to a more ethical, responsible and sustainable way of working.

SDG 8 Decent work & economic growth
SDG 9 Industry, innovation & infrastructure
SDG 10 Reduced inequalities
SDG 11 Sustainable cities & communities
SDG 12 Responsible consumption & production
SDG 13 Climate action
Find out about our responsible management goal