Dr Yuxiang Sun, Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been appointed as a new Associate Editor by the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L). The first appointment term is three years and can be renewed on July 31, 2024. The editorial board of this journal is composed of world-renowned scholars in the robotics research community.

Published by IEEE, RA-L is a leading international journal dedicated to reporting significant theoretical findings and application case studies in areas of robotics and automation. It provides a timely and concise account of innovative research ideas and application results. RA-L publishes papers on all aspects of robotics, featuring interdisciplinary research from electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, control systems, artificial intelligence, computer science, and other fields.

Since the establishment of this illustrious journal in 2015, RA-L has quickly secured its prestige, recognition, and reputation in the robotics community, playing an indispensable and vital role in the development and dissemination of original research work in the allied fields of robotics and automation. RA-L is also the only internationally established letter type of journal which covers the entire research field of robotics.

Dr Sun has been working in the area of robotics and artificial intelligence over the years. His research group in PolyU has been dedicated to autonomous driving, which is an emerging direction that has attracted increasing attention from both academia and industry.