Robotics is the branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots, as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing. These technologies deal with automated machines that can take the place of humans in dangerous environments or manufacturing processes, or resemble humans in appearance, behavior, and/or cognition. When celebrating the foundation of Advances in Robotics and Automation, we are also thinking over how to get rapidly increasing reputation for this new journal. At the same time, we also note a mushroom growth of open access journals in different scientific fields. ARA must have some unique features to distinguish itself from others. On the one hand, we should make more advantages of OMICS Group special features such as companion multi-media, social networking and so forth. Sometimes it is an indispensible supplement for the publications and sometimes people really need a âface to face talkâ, even virtually. Nowadays pure literal communication between authors and readers is no longer sufficient. Open access is a good solution. Readers are completely free to get and distribute the publications at anytime, anywhere in the world, as long as they can access the internet. The power of internet is never overestimated. The more readers we have, the higher citation frequency we get, and then the higher reputation is established which in return attracts more distinguished authors. On the other hand, publication fee is a big barrier especially at the start of a journal, in view of the fact that many reputed journals do not charge on publication. This barrier will not disappear until the journal has got a high reputation. The OMICS International implements a quality tracking system for each of the open access journals for consistent publications of research works and case reports without any flaws in terms originality and nature of the work.
Last date updated on May, 2014