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Biomedical Robotics and Its Surrounding Strategies at the Small Scale: Toward Real Application

Call for Papers

Many kinds of small size robots are being developed for biomedical applications in various fields and research groups these days. Each robot has a special strategy as a result of struggling efforts to solve the limitation of infiltrating, moving, and treatment at in vivo environment. At present, the technologies for application of biomedical small robots are not fruitful. These strategies should be gathered and spread out. In order to apply to humans, nothing should be neglected from design to verification of biomedical robots.

In this special issue, we will have a chance to get an insight of current approaches and techniques of biomedical robots from the viewpoint of medical application. It includes not only a material selection, fabrication method, and functionalization of robot body, but also an external actuation system, an imaging system, and any remote control strategy. We especially welcome in vitro and in vivo therapeutic results and researches for visualization of micro/nanorobots through the medical imaging instruments.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • External actuation system of injectable medical robots
  • Imaging and path planning method of biomedical robots
  • Fabrication of robots using biodegradable and biocompatible materials
  • Stimuli-responsive strategies for drug delivery robots
  • Micro/nanocarriers for drug loading or medical applications
  • Self-propelled micro/nanostructures and mechanism
  • Cell-based robots, engineered cell robots
  • Artificial skin, muscle, and organ
  • In vivo mimic strategies for the in vitro test platform of biomedical robot
  • Nanotechnologies in biomedical robots
  • The MEMS (microelectromechanical system) technology for the fabrication of biomedical robots
  • Therapeutic effects or toxicities of biomedical robots
  • Medical millimeter/centimeter robots as the feasibility of biomedical micro/nanorobots

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 15 June 2018
Publication DateNovember 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

Lead Guest Editor

  • Sunghoon Cho, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Republic of Korea

Guest Editors

  • Wuming Jing, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, USA
  • Gioia Lucarini, Scuola superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy
  • Eunpyo Choi, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Republic of Korea