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Welcome to the homepage of IFAC Technical Committee on Mechatronic Systems! 

This is one of the younger IFAC technical committees, but one that has been growing at a rapid pace in response to the increasing requirements to design and construct/manufacture engineering systems, industrial automation, and emerging technology and innovations.  This growth is reflected in the membership of TC4.2, and publications of IFAC conferences and journals. Both reflect the truly multidisciplinary nature of mechatronics, as defined in the "Scope" section. 

Mechatronics, from a control engineer's perspective, is a synergistic approach to utilize advanced control, sensing and actuation methodologies in a variety of applications across many fields such as robotics and automation, motion and vibration control, automotive systems, biomedical systems, micro and nanoscale systems, energy systems, and information storage systems.  If you are interested in mechatronics and control engineering, please consider joining the Technical Committee on Mechatronic Systems and participating in activities organized by the Committee.  We host mechatronics sessions at IFAC World Congresses and organize IFAC Symposia on Mechatronic Systems. Our flag ship journal is the IFAC International Journal of Mechatronics.  I look forward to meeting you at these events.

Tsu-Chin Tsao, Chair

TC 4.2 Mechatronic Systems