With the advent of new functional materials, smart actuators, smart sensors, embedded computers and 3D printing technologies, as well as the latest advance in machine vision, intelligence, machine learning and computational modeling, a lot of more intelligent, powerful, miniaturized or user-friendly devices, systems and robots are emerging that meet the needs of modern day living and the challenges with Industry 4.0. At the core of these emerging smart products is essentially novel Mechatronic ways in coordinating the sensors that detect interactions with the surroundings and measure internal states, and commanding the actuators to achieve the motion functionalities, delivering the machine intelligence and manufacturing in 3D printing technologies. Research in Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice (M2VIP) is always active worldwide and M2VIP-Conference provides a forum for researchers, academics and students to exchange and present their latest results and best practices.

The conference will be held in Auckland, New Zealand, on November 21 - 23, 2017. For details, visit the conference website.