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Artificial Life and Robotics is an international journal publishing original technical papers and authoritative state-of-the-art reviews on the development of new technologies concerning artificial life and robotics, especially computer-based simulation and hardware for the twenty-first century. This journal covers a broad multidisciplinary field, including areas such as artificial brain research, artificial intelligence, artificial life, artificial living, artificial mind research, chaos, cognitive science, complexity, evolutionary computations, fuzzy control, genetic algorithms, innovative computations, micro machines, mobile vehicles, neural networks, neurocomputers, neurocomputing technologies and applications, robotics, and virtual reality. Hardware-oriented submissions are particularly welcome.


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  • Hiroshi Tanaka (Tokyo Medical & Dental University, Japan)

Deputy Editor-in-Chief

  • Fumitoshi Matsuno (Kyoto University, Japan / Osaka Institute of Technology, Japan)

Advisory Board

  • Ming Cao (University of Groningen, the Netherlands)
  • John L. Casti (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria)
  • Gregory Scott Chirikjian (National University of Singapore, Singapore / Johns Hopkins University, United States)
  • Rüdiger Dillmann (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
  • Joshua M. Epstein (The Johns Hopkins University, United States)
  • Li-Chen Fu (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
  • Toshio Fukuda (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • Shuzhi Sam Ge (National University of Singapore, Singapore / Qingdao University, China)
  • Jan Tommy Gravdahl (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
  • Keum-Shik Hong (Pusan National University, Korea)
  • Auke Jan Ijspeert (EPFL: the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Hidenori Kimura (RIKEN, Japan)
  • Ju-Jang Lee (KAIST, Republic of Korea)
  • Thomas S. Ray (University of Oklahoma, United States)
  • Jonathan Rossiter (University of Bristol, United Kingdom)
  • Giulio Sandini (Italian Institute of Technology, Italy)
  • Hyungbo Shim (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
  • Florentin Wörgötter (University of Göttingen, Germany)
  • Yong-Guang Zhang (Academia Sinica, China)

Deputy Editors

  • Takaya Arita (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • Takayasu Fuchida (Kagoshima University, Japan)
  • Hideki Hashimoto (Chuo University, Japan)
  • Hee-Hyol Lee (Waseda University, Japan)
  • Henrik Hautop Lund (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
  • Ken Naitoh (Waseda University, Japan)
  • Kazushi Nakano (The University of Electro-Communications, Japan)
  • Masahiro Nishibori (New Generation Bio Medical Research Center, Japan)
  • Shinichi Sagara (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Keigo Watanabe (Okayama University, Japan)
  • Changshui Zhang (Tsinghua University, China)

Editorial Board

  • Christopher L. Barret (Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States)
  • Mark A. Bedau (Reed College, United States)
  • Amitava Chatterjee (Jadavpur University, India)
  • Young-Im Cho (The University of Suwon, Republic of Korea)
  • Thomas Christaller (Sankt Augustin, Germany)
  • Noriyasu Homma (Tohoku University, Japan)
  • Kazushi Ikeda (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
  • Kazuyuki Ito (Hosei University, Japan)
  • Jeffery H. Johnson (Milton Keynes, United Kingdom)
  • Hiroshi Kashiwagi (Kumamoto, Japan)
  • Kazuo Kyuma (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Japan)
  • Atsushi Mochizuki (Kyoto University, Japan)
  • Atsuko Mutoh (Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Ryohei Nakatsu (Hyogo, Japan)
  • Sajid Nisar (Kyoto University of Advanced Science (KUAS), Japan)
  • Shigeru Omatu (Osaka Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Marion Oswald (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
  • Luigi Pagliarini (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
  • Rolf Pfeifer (University of Zurich-Irchel, Switzerland)
  • Steen Rasmussen (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
  • Takanori Shibata (Tsukuba, Japan)
  • Noritaka Shigei (Kagoshima University, Japan)
  • Katsunori Shimohara (Doshisha University, Japan)
  • Charles E. Taylor (University of California-Los Angeles, Japan)
  • Shinjiro Umezu (Waseda University, Japan)
  • Kazuko Yamasaki (Tokyo University of Information Sciences, Japan)

Abstracted/Indexed In

ACM Digital Library
BFI List
EBSCO Discovery Service
EI Compendex
Emerging Sources Citation Index
Google Scholar
Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals and Series
OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
ProQuest Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Database
ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
TD Net Discovery Service
UGC-CARE List (India)
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Impact Factor without Self cites

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