The 16th Mechatronics Forum International Conference will be held in Glasgow, UK on 19th – 21st September 2018. The conference is sponsored by the IET Robotics & Mechatronics TPN and the IMechE and is organized by the University of Strathclyde.

Mechatronics is a vital element of modern engineering systems and requires multidisciplinary expertise across a range of disciplines, such as mechanical engineering, electronics, information technology, and control systems science. Recent rapid developments in areas such as the Internet of Things, Cyber-Physical Systems, robotics and autonomous systems, augmented reality, smart cities, and driverless cars to name but a few, have created uncertainties as to mechatronics’ future development and role. The goal of the conference is to debate, discuss and hence to reinvent mechatronics by bringing together international experts to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art of mechatronics, to position mechatronics within the context of current technical and other developments, to present recent research results and to share ideas for the future of this multidisciplinary field.

Building on its long-established history of conferences dating back to 1989, the conference will provide an international forum for professionals, academics, and researchers to look back at the role of mechatronics and its technological development since its inception, to consider the latest developments from a wide range of interdisciplinary theoretical studies, to review applications of mechatronic systems, including in particular current developments such as space robotics and Cyber-Physical systems along with other emerging fields.

In particular, we welcome the presentation and discussion of emerging research topics derived from mechatronics and its applications, its design methodologies and techniques which bridge theoretical studies and applications across mechatronic systems, as well as developing the links between existing mechatronics concepts and future mechatronic, and other, systems. Novel quantitative engineering and science studies may also be considered.

For more details, visit the conference website.