cartoon of supernumerary robotic limb

Impact of supplementary sensory feedback on the control and embodiment in human movement augmentation

  • Mattia Pinardi
  • Matthew R. Longo
  • Giovanni Di Pino
Review Article


  • Dr. Tom Whale headshot

    Our September reviewer of the month is Dr. Tom Whale. Dr Whale is a lecturer at the University of Leeds, UK. He works on understanding water ice formation in the contexts of environmental science and low-temperature biology through a combination of experimental and theoretical approaches.

  • photo of radiative cooling sorbent

    A Research Highlight in Nature Water outlines the achievements of a recent publication in Communications Engineering on a radiative cooling sorbent for all weather ambient water harvesting.

  • Photo of an endoscope

    We have teamed together with Communications Medicine and Scientific Reports to bring you our new collection on endoscopy. The collection will bring together technological advances to improve capability, with clinical research exploring procedures and applications.

    Open for submissions


  • Nonlinear modulation within silicon microring modulators hinders the data transmission at optical interconnections. A neural network, proposed by Fangchen Hu, Yuguang Zhang, Hongguang Zhang and coworkers, can effectively mitigate the nonlinearity to accelerate the transmission speed. The results provide insights to integrate AI techniques to facilitate ultrahigh-speed silicon microring modulator design.

    • Fangchen Hu
    • Yuguang Zhang
    • Shaohua Yu
    ArticleOpen Access
  • Carlos Rossa reports measurements exploring the impact of wind speed on the performance of photovoltaic modules. Data reveal that wind speed can increase the temperature dispersion in a module field, which can lead to unexpected losses. The findings could be used to optimise the performance prediction of photovoltaic fields.

    • Carlos Rossa
    ArticleOpen Access
  • Böhnert and colleagues demonstrate the weighted spin torque nano-oscillator, a spintronic circuit, as a basic programmable computing unit for neuromorphic computing systems. This circuit connects multiple spintronic devices with different functionalities in one circuit using a single fabrication process, which paves ways to fabricate more complex neuromorphic computing systems.

    • T. Böhnert
    • Y. Rezaeiyan
    • R. Ferreira
    ArticleOpen Access
  • Microbubbles show great promise in clinical application as diagnostic ultrasound contrast agents. Chabouh and coworkers characterize the swimming motion of these microbubbles under cyclic external pressures through buckling. The results provide guidance to design ultrasound contrast agents with accurate mobility control.

    • Georges Chabouh
    • Marcel Mokbel
    • Gwennou Coupier
    ArticleOpen Access
  • Yu and Ouderji compare the thermodynamic performance of the flexible heat pump cycle with other performance enhancing cycles using a unified approach. Their analysis uncovers the working mechanisms and refrigerant characteristics that improve system performance, guiding heat pump optimisation.

    • Zhibin Yu
    • Zahra Hajabdollahi Ouderji
    ArticleOpen Access
  • Shaohua Ma and colleagues introduce a deep reinforcement based control framework for cable driven soft continuum robots with reduced computational time and high positioning accuracy. This work enables an easily implemented spatial partitioning technique for the control of cable-driven soft continuum robots for minimally invasive surgery.

    • Dehao Wei
    • Jiaqi Zhou
    • Shaohua Ma
    ArticleOpen Access
    • Ahmed Othman and colleagues review flow control strategies used by birds, insects and aquatic animals, and how they have been adopted in engineered devices. The focus on passive and local flow control is of particular relevance to the design of small uncrewed aerial and aquatic vehicles.

      • Ahmed K. Othman
      • Diaa A. Zekry
      • Aimy A. Wissa
      Review ArticleOpen Access
    • The climate crisis, the Covid pandemic and rapid urban growth amongst other factors are leaving populations increasingly vulnerable to breakdown in key infrastructure systems. This includes the built structures that form our living and working environment, the transport and communications networks that serve us and the utilities that enable us to live comfortably.

      • Carmine Galasso
      • Janise McNair
      • Zhijie (Sasha) Dong
      ViewpointOpen Access
    • On International Women in Engineering Day, members of our editorial board highlight individuals who have inspired them during their research careers.

      • Alessandro Rizzo
      • Damien Querlioz
      • Liangfei Tian
      ViewpointOpen Access
  • On International Women in Engineering Day, we outline the ways that Communications Engineering supports the equitable inclusion of women in our publishing activities. We also suggest ways in which researchers can be supporters of diversity and inclusion when publishing their own research.

    EditorialOpen Access
  • Today we celebrate the first anniversary of the launch of Communications Engineering. We reflect on our progress and welcome in the second year by announcing some new projects and content.

    EditorialOpen Access
  • A recent publication in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describes a fluid-based building interface to reduce energy use for heating, cooling and lighting by selectively tuning light absorption and dispersion. Models showed that this system could reduce the annual energy consumption by up to 43% compared to existing technologies.

    • Mengying Su
    Research HighlightOpen Access
  • Dr. Robert Lang describes how he approaches building origami structures and offers thoughts on the future of origami research.

    Q&AOpen Access
  • Dr. Emanuela Bosco describes her research into mechanical processes which affect the stability and longevity of historical artifacts.

    Q&AOpen Access
Aerial image a major road intersection in Shanghai, China

Resilient Infrastructure

This collection from Communications Engineering presents News, Comment, Analysis and Research exploring various ways in which engineering researchers are engaging with the challenge of building and maintaining resilient infrastructure. Themes include (but are not limited to) built environment, energy, communications, transport networks and water.
Open for submissions