EDITOR IN CHIEF Paolo Dario Editor in Chief Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna Pisa, Italy paolo.dario@santannapisa.it Mamoru Mitsuishi Deputy Editor in Chief...


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Paolo Dario

Editor in Chief

Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Pisa, Italy
Mamoru Mitsuishi

Deputy Editor in Chief

The University of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan

Aims and Scope

The IEEE Transactions on Medical Robotics and Bionics (T-MRB) is a quarterly Green Open Access (see details in Information for Authors) multi-disciplinary journal aimed at publishing peer-reviewed papers and focused on innovative research ideas and medical application results, reporting significant theoretical findings and application case studies in the areas of medical robotics and bionics.

The IEEE T-MRB publishes non-incremental results on innovative systems able to support prevention, diagnosis or treatment of human diseases.

Such systems can be based on robotics and automation technology-related paradigms (e.g. surgical robots, devices for physical and cognitive rehabilitation, supporting systems for independent living, etc.) on bionics paradigms (e.g. medical systems which mimic living organisms or technologies that intimately interact with the human body), or the combinations of them, e.g. robotic artificial organs and other active implantable devices featuring direct interfaces to the human body. In addition, T-MRB promotes works investigating mechanisms and principles observed in nature in order to unravel scientific issues, and to exploit them to develop innovative bionic technologies for medical applications.


Main journal topic includes:

  • Surgical robotics
  • Rehabilitation and assistive robotics
  • Bionic prostheses
  • Sensory substitution
  • Artificial/Bioartificial bionic organs
  • Medical biomimetic technologies

The journal also welcomes survey and commentary papers providing:

  • critical, systematic review of research areas and trends within its scope;
  • evidence-based studies on early clinical validation of robotic or bionic technologies,
  • contributions on ethical, social, economic, and organizational aspects concerning robotics and/or bionic solutions for medical and healthcare applications.


IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob)

IEEE T-MRB has a long-lasting solid connection with the IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), as both of them are successfully sponsored by IEEE RAS and EMBS. The 10th edition of this conference will be held on 1-4 September 2024 in Heidelberg (Germany) (https://www.biorob2024.org/home/). The call for papers can be found here: https://www.biorob2024.org/call-for-papers/.


Deadline for submissions: February 5th, 2024


The best papers submitted to BioRob 2024 will be invited for publication in a Special Section of the IEEE TMRB. At the end of the review process, if selected, the corresponding authors of those papers will receive a direct invitation from the IEEE TMRB Editorial Board to submit the papers, with no modifications, to the journal. If the authors accept, their contributions will be published in the IEEE TMRB special issue instead of the BioRob proceedings, but still have the opportunity to present their work at the BioRob 2024 Conference. We strongly encourage all authors in the fields of biorobotics and bionics to submit contributions to this exciting event.


Logo of biorob 2024 in heidelberg