Special Issue on Selected Papers from IDETC-CIE 2023

The ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics invites papers for a special issue drawing on papers from the 47th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference (MR), a premier international forum held as part of the 2023 International Design and Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE 2023). Sponsored by the Mechanisms and Robotics Technical Committee of the ASME Design Engineering Division, this annual gathering will take place in Boston, Massachusetts, August 20-23, 2023.

For this special issue, we aim to publish original research contributions to the theory and application of mechanical systems, mechanisms, and robotics. Topics span areas central to the design and analysis of mechanical, mechatronic, and robotic systems, including kinematics, dynamics, novel mechanisms and robots, software systems, educational practices, and various applications.  The scope of this issue includes but is not limited to:


  • Theoretical and applied kinematics
  • Design and application of novel mechanisms
  • Soft, flexible, and human-safe robots
  • Reconfigurable mechanisms and robots
  • Origami-based systems
  • Rehabilitation and medical robots
  • Exoskeleton/prosthesis design and development
  • Mechanism-based metamaterials

Guest Editors

Dongming Gan, Purdue University, US, (dgan@purdue.edu)
Ketao Zhang, Queen Mary University of London, UK, (ketao.zhang@qmul.ac.uk)
Damien Chablat, CNRS, France, (damien.chablat@cnrs.fr)