Mechatronics, Robotics and Controls


Yang Shi, FCSME


Homayoun Najjaran, FCSME 


The committee’s principal mandate is to represent CSME members active within the sector of mechatronics, robotics and controls. The committee aims to promote advancements in the field of mechatronics, robotics and control by supporting fundamental and applied research. A major duty is to organize a Symposium on Mechatronics, Robotics and Controls (SMRC) at the annual CSME Congress; other responsibilities include the promotion of TC opportunities within the mechatronics, robotics and controls community, participation in the SMRC by submitting or reviewing papers, and communicating with session participants.


Actuation, sensing, robotics, kinematic modeling, dynamic modeling, planning, fabrication, interfacing, sensor fusion, autonomous systems, classical control, intelligent control, biomimetic control, multi-agent control, AI

Terms of Reference: (click to download)

Membership List: 

      Arash Arami (University of Waterloo) Assistive Robotics and System Identification


      Marina Freire-Gormaly (York University) Mechatronics for Energy Systems


      Farrokh Janabi-Sharifi (Ryerson University) Robot Planning and Control


      Ryozo Nagamune (University of British Columbia) Robust Control and Control Applications


      Homayoun Najjaran (University of Victoria) Unmanned Vehciles and Industrial Automation


      Ehsan Hashemi (University of Alberta) Automation and Robotics


      Mahdis Bisheban (University of Calgary) Control and Modelling of Dynamical Systems 


      Ya-jun Pan (Dalhousie University) Robotics and Electrical Vehicles


     Youmin Zhang (Concordia University) Avionics and Flight Control 


Current Activities:

  1. Mechatronics, Robotics and Control Symposium in Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering International Congress (CSME 2023), Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada, May 28-31, 2023. (Click here to see the detail)
  2. Annual Virtual Connector Symposium on Mechatronics, Robotics, and Controls (Apr 13, 2022) (contact Chair fsharifi[AT] for zoom link)
  3. Ad-hoc Panel Discussions on Topics of Interest (TBA)
  4. Webinars (TBA)

Important Dates for CSME 2023

February 5, 2023 Abstract Submission
February 28, 2023

Full Paper Submission

March 20, 2023 Notification of Acceptance
April 6, 2023 Early Bird and Presenter Registration Deadline
May 20, 2023 Registration Deadline for Non-Presenters
May 28-31, 2023 CSME/CFD Canada 2023 International Congress

Past Activities:

  1. Mechatronics, Robotics and Control Symposium in 2022 CSME Congress at the University of Alberta
  2. Mechatronics, Robotics and Control Symposium at 2021 CSME Congress at the University of Prince Edward Island
  3. Mechatronics, Robotics and Control Symposium at 2020 CSME Congress at the University of Prince Edward Island
  4. Mechatronics, Robotics and Control Symposium at 2019 CSME Congress at Western University
  5. Mechatronics, Robotics and Control  Symposium at 2018 CSME Congress at York University
  6.  Mechatronics, Robotics and Control  Symposium at 2016 CSME Congress at UBC-Kelowna (BC)