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Journal of Mechanisms & Robotics

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Welcome & About Us

Welcome to the ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics Community Pages!

We are excited to share highlights of the latest groundbreaking research into mechanisms and robotics theory, design and applications featured in our journal.

Our authors share additional insights into their work as well as photos and videos that further illuminate their research.  We hope these deepen your interest in the topics we cover and encourage you to visit our online journal for more complete coverage of these areas. Our April 2018 issue is online now featuring Selected Papers from the 2017 IDETC Conference.

Visit us often for these and other exciting topics and for videos featuring the latest research in mechanisms and robotics!


You can read our digital edition here or visit our YouTube channel for videos pertaining to JMR articles as well as others related to the field of Mechanisms and Robotics.

About/History of the JMR

The JMR has seen progressive growth since its establishment by Professor Mike McCarthy of the University of California in 2009. In 2017, we received almost 450 papers. Every paper is carefully reviewed by an associate editor and expert reviewers for intellectual content and scope. 


Our Editorial team is made up of some of the top researchers and practitioners working in the robotics field today. Their interests and expertise range from theoretical and applied kinematics, mechanism synthesis and design, analysis and design of robot manipulators, hands, and legs, with applications to devices at scales ranging from micro- and nanometer dimensions to large-scale space structures. We have also broadened the scope of the journal to include new areas such as soft robotics, origami and folded robots, printed robots, haptic devices and advanced manufacturing


Venkat Krovi

Clemson University


Looking Ahead

The new editorial team aims to build upon the success of the past few years and is working to achieve this goal by:

  1. Reducing the paper cycle time to 90 days from submission to final decision.
  2. Creating special issues based on topics that are of current interest and conferences featuring the latest results. These special issues will ensure that the journal stays current and attracts high-quality submissions. Our April 2018 issue featuring papers from the IDETC 2017 conference is online. We are in the process of putting together the April 2019 issue which will feature papers from this year's IDETC 2018 conference. 
  3. Increasing the diversity of the editorial board.
  4. Initiating an annual Design Engineering Division JMR Best Paper Prize