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The technical term, Mechatronics, was coined by Mr. Tetsuro Mori, CEO/President, Seibu Electric and Machinery Co. Ltd., in 1969 when he worked for Yaskawa Electric Corporation in Kitakyushu, Japan. The purpose was to promote the new technology to produce new machine tools by integrating machines and electronics. “Mechatronics “is therefore a means to open up a brighter future through innovation in technology. The ICMT is an annual international mechatronics and technology conference that has been successfully held for 19 years. ICMT offers a forum to discuss state-of-the-art technologies and emerging application trends, and provides great opportunities for professional interactions and networking in a friendly and hospitable setting. The first ICMT was convened in Santa Clara, USA, in 1996, and subsequently in Yokohama, Hsinchu, Pusan, Singapore, Kitakyushu, Taipei, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur, Mexico City, Ulsan, Sudbury, Cebu City, Osaka, Melbourne, Tianjin, Jeju Island, Taipei,Tokyo and this year at Dalian, China. The objective of ICMT is to facilitate close dialogues, networking and collaborations among experts on issues related to research and technological development in mechatronics, as well as in human resource development and education.