AUBO (Beijing) Intelligent Science and Technology Co. Ltd to launch world’s first open research publishing platform dedicated to cobots

By f1000 April 20, 2021

Today, AUBO (Beijing) Intelligent Science and Technology Co. Ltd has announced that it has signed a contract with F1000, Taylor & Francis Group’s open research publishing arm, to develop the first open research publishing platform dedicated to the science and technology of collaborative robots.

Collaborative robots, or “cobots” are robots intended to work side-by-side and in collaboration with human beings. These machines focus on repetitive tasks, such as inspection and picking, to help workers focus more on tasks that require problem-solving skills. Once cobots are installed, industries have better efficiency, flexibility and production capability.

The platform, known as ‘Cobot’, will enable all research outputs to be published open access, as well as combining the benefits of pre-printing (providing rapid publication with no editorial bias) with mechanisms to assure quality and transparency (invited and open peer review, archiving and indexing). It will also offer researchers an open and transparent peer review process and have a mandatory FAIR data policy to provide full and easy access to the source data underlying the results.

As well as research articles and case studies, Cobot will feature a variety of article types including method articles, study protocols, software tools, systematic reviews, data notes, brief reports, and opinion articles.

Hongxing Wei, Professor at Beihang University and President of AUBO (Beijing) Intelligent Science and Technology Co. Ltd said: “It’s our pleasure to cooperate with the world leading publisher Taylor & Francis Group and its partner F1000, to set up Cobot, the first academic and technological communication platform in the field of collaborative robots. Cobots are a kind of new versatile robots widely applied in industrial production and social services. The birth of Cobot will surely promote the scientific research and technic developments in the related fields.”

Rebecca Lawrence, Managing Director, F1000 said: “We are absolutely delighted to partner with AUBO (Beijing) Intelligent Science and Technology Co. Ltdto create the world’s first open research publishing platform dedicated to cobots. The vision behind F1000 has always been to develop approaches to scholarly publishing that better support the needs of today in communicating new findings, regardless of output format. This partnership will demonstrate the significant benefits that open research publishing can have in accelerating the reach of cobot knowledge and put it into the hands of those that will shape the future.”

About F1000

F1000 fosters a culture of innovation to accelerate the reach of knowledge and put it in the hands of those who will shape the future. They achieve this through providing open research publishing platforms and services to research funders and institutions, including the European Commission, Wellcome and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as directly to researchers through its own open research publishing platform, F1000Research.

F1000 is wholly owned by the Taylor and Francis Group, an Informa Group company.

About Taylor & Francis Group

Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, eBooks and reference works, its content spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Science, Technology and Medicine.

From our network of offices in Oxford, New York, Philadelphia, Boca Raton, Boston, Melbourne, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, and New Delhi, Taylor & Francis staff provide local expertise and support to our editors, societies and authors and tailored, efficient customer service to our library colleagues.

AUBO (Beijing) Intelligent Science and Technology Co. Ltd

AUBO is a leading high-tech corporate engaged in the research, development, production, sales, and integration services of collaborative robots (cobots). In China, AUBO developed the first cobot “AUBO-i5”, which has passed domestic and international technical certifications such as ISO, NRTL, CE, CR, KCs, etc. AUBO is the only Chinese cobot brand that has export qualification. The AUBO cobots have been widely used in smart manufacturing, medical treatment, education, services, etc.

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