CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue on Design, Modeling, and Control of Cable-Driven Parallel Robots

Cable-driven parallel robots are made of a rigid mobile platform attached to a fixed frame by several cables acting in parallel, their lengths being controlled by servo-actuated winches. These robots and their variants are the topics of this special issue. In the past decade, cable-driven parallel robots have attracted renewed interest from the research community and industry. This interest stems from several advantages that are widely recognized to favor cable-driven parallel robots over other robotic systems: large workspace, low cost, good dynamic properties, reconfigurability and portability. Although these robots have many advantages, there are still many scientific and technological obstacles to overcome in order to make them competitive and viable from an industrial perspective. This special issue will also highlight work presented at the Sixth International Conference on Cable-driven Parallel Robots (CableCon 2023).

Topic Areas


  • Kinematics and Singularity Analysis
  • Workspace Analysis and Synthesis
  • Cable Modeling and Cable Technology
  • Statics and Dynamics
  • Motion Planning and Control
  • Trajectory Planning
  • Calibration and Parameter Identification
  • Multi-link Cable-driven Manipulators
  • Design Methodology
  • Vibration Damping
  • Physical Human-CDPR Interaction

Special Issue Publication Dates

Paper submission deadline: October 1, 2023
Initial review completed: December 15, 2023
Publication date: June 2024

Submission Instructions

Papers should be submitted electronically to the journal through the ASME Journal Tool. If you already have an account, log in as an author and select Submit Paper. If you do not have an account, you can create your one here

Once at the Paper Submittal page, select ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, and then select the Special Issue on Design, Modeling, and Control of Cable-Driven Parallel Robots.

Papers received after the deadline or papers not selected for the Special Issue may be accepted for publication in a regular issue.

Guest Editors

Stéphane Caro, CNRS, Nantes Université, École Centrale Nantes, France (
Tobias Bruckmann, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany (
Andreas Pott, University of Stuttgart, Germany (