Science Robotics

Publisher Impact Factor Access Frequency
AAAS Open until 31st Dec 2016 6 issues per year

Science Robotics caters to both researchers and general stakeholders. It is multidisciplinary, covering the traditional disciplines of robotics, as well as emerging trends such as advanced materials and bio-inspired designs; it covers all scales, from very large systems to micro/nano robots; its scope is broad, addressing both theoretical advances and practical applications; and it promotes reproducibility, facilitated by online supplementary materials and design/code repositories.


To promote advances in research and development of robotics for all environments by providing a central forum for communication of the most exciting new discoveries.


Science Robotics will publish original, peer-reviewed, science- or engineering-based research articles that advance the field of robotics. The journal will also feature editor-commissioned Reviews. An international team of academic editors will hold Science Robotics articles to the same high-quality standard that is the hallmark of the Science family of journals. 

These brief commentaries provide additional information about the mission and scope of the journal:

  • Bioinspired Robots: Examples and the State of the Art—Matt Travers and Howie Choset
  • Nanorobotics—Peer Fischer
  • Robotics and Medicine—Bradley Nelson
  • Building Molecular Machines—Joseph Wang
  • Science for Robotics and Robotics for Science—Paolo Dario
  • Robotics for Human Augmentation—Hugh Herr
  • Robotics Takes Off—Guang-Zhong Yang and Marcia McNutt

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