The emphasis of the journal Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing is on disseminating the application of research to the development of new or improved industrially-relevant robotics, manufacturing technologies, and innovative manufacturing strategies. Preference is given to papers describing original research that includes both theory and experimental validation. Comprehensive review papers on topical issues related to robotics and manufacturing will also be considered. Papers on conventional machining processes, modelling and simulation, supply chain management, and resource optimisation, will generally be considered out of scope, as there are other more appropriate journals in these areas. Overly theoretical or mathematical papers will be directed to other more appropriate journals as well. Original papers are welcomed in the areas of industrial robotics, human-robot collaborative manufacturing, cloud-based manufacturing, cyber-physical production systems, big data analytics in manufacturing, smart mechatronics, machine learning, adaptive and sustainable manufacturing, and other fields involving unique manufacturing technologies.