Our final cover design was determined from a selection of multiple possibilities based on many well-known robot and 3D-printing laboratory findings. The image shows a human shaking hands with a robot in space, and symbolizes how robots will assist humanity in promoting economic and social development and creating a brilliant future. The robot arm shown in the image was designed and made by the 3D Printing Research Group of the University of Nottingham (image courtesy of the Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library), thus representing the two special topics in the Research section of this issue—robots and 3D printing—and reflecting the intersection and integration of these two fields.
Topic Editorial Board
Xu, Yangsheng, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen), China