2021 International Mechatronics Virtual Conference and Workshops

2021 Sep 27 - Oct 1

Hosted by Oklahoma State University

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The Mechatronics Conference and Workshops will be hosted virtually 2021 Sep 27 - Oct 1 by Oklahoma State University. The conference is motivated by the demand for the next generation multi-disciplinary workforce in industries. This conference is intended to bring together academic professionals and industry in Mechatronics, robotics, and other electromechanical/electrohydraulic fields to provide participants an opportunity to stay up to date with the incredible dynamic growth in the Mechatronics field. Keynotes from academia and specialized industry professionals, technical sessions, and conference workshops are designed to benefit a wide range of participants including educators teaching Mechatronics, robotics, dynamics, and control courses, graduate and undergraduate students seeking academic careers in Mechatronics and robotics, and industry professionals desiring to shape the future workforce. Nevertheless, the conference will provide an excellent opportunity for the participants to develop relationships and network with peers from academia and industry and network with product distributors and manufacturers.


Monday, Sep 27 - Workshop

  • 8:00am - 5:00pm  Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing - Essential Fundamentals

Tuesday, Sep 28 - Workshop

  • 8:00am - 5:00pm  Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing - Intermediate Level

Wednesday, Sep 29 - Workshop

  • 8:00am - 5:00pm  Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing - Advanced Level

Thursday, Sep 30 - Virtual Conference Sessions

  •  9:30am - 10:45am  Welcome and Keynote
  • 10:45am - 11:00am  Break
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm  Technical Sessions - 3 Presentations
  • 12:00am -  1:30pm  Lunch Break and Networking
  •  1:30pm -  3:10pm  Technical Sessions - 5 Presentations
  •  3:10pm -  3:30pm  Break
  •  3:30pm -  4:30pm  Technical Sessions - 3 Presentations
  •  4:30pm -  4:45pm  Closing Comments

Friday, Oct 01 - Virtual Conference Sessions

  •  9:00am - 10:20am  Opening Remarks and Technical Sessions - 4 Presentations
  • 10:20am - 10:45am  Break
  • 10:45am - 12:05pm  Technical Sessions - 4 Presentations
  • 12:05pm -  1:30pm  Lunch Break and Networking
  •  1:30pm -  2:10pm  Technical Sessions - 2 Presentations
  •  2:10pm -  2:30pm  Break
  •  2:30pm -  3:30pm  Closing Ceremony


Mechatronics Degree: Past, Present, and Future

By Dr. Alex Sergeyev

Mechatronics is the synergistic integration of electrical and mechanical engineering, robotics, computational hardware, and software to design products and processes. Mechatronics is an essential foundation for the expected growth in automation and manufacturing and is a prevalent degree in Europe, Asia, and Russia. Mechatronics education started gaining significant momentum in the United States as the landscape of engineering programs has changed in the past decade, shifting from traditional degrees leading directly to closely aligned positions in industry to preparing individuals with advanced technical competencies capable of engaging in interdisciplinary research and industry applications.

Michigan Tech introduced interdisciplinary Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechatronics 2019 and 2020, respectively. An in-depth analysis across the entire industrial sector has been conducted to justify the need for Mechatronics degrees. In addition, a unique approach in the development of Mechatronics degrees has been applied, making them available to a broad spectrum of students. Michigan Tech strives to deliver the best possible educational experience to students by providing extensive practical training on industrial equipment. Both mechatronics degrees are no exceptions and include significant hands-on training on industrial robots, programmable logic controllers, microcontrollers, mechatronics training stations, advanced hydraulic and pneumatic trainers, and so much more.

In this talk Dr Sergeyev will share past, present and future trends of the Mechatronics degrees on the national and international levels. He will also outline the mechatronics specialists' current role and immediate need across a broad spectrum of industries. In addition, the details of the developed at Michigan Tech Mechatronics degrees approach taken and lessons learned will be presented.

Dr. Alex Sergeyev is a Professor in the Department of Applied Computing in the College of Computing at Michigan Technological University. Dr. Alex Sergeyev holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, MS degree in Physics, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. Prior to joining Michigan Tech, he spent eight years in the industry as an engineer and later as a manager.

At Michigan Tech Dr. Sergeyev is a coordinator for a BS in Mechatronics, a BS in Electrical Engineering Technology Programs, and a Graduate Program Director for Master of Science in Mechatronics. Dr. Sergeyev also directs FANUC Certified Industrial Robotic Training Center.

Dr. Alex Sergeyev research interests include industrial robotics, automation, high energy lasers propagation through the turbulent atmosphere, developing advanced control algorithms for wavefront sensing and mitigating effects of the turbulent atmosphere, digital inline holography, digital signal processing, and laser spectroscopy. He published over 100 peer-reviewed journals, conference proceeding articles, and technical reports. Dr. Sergeyev is a member of ASEE, IEEE, SPIE, IAJC, PICMET, ATMAE and actively promotes engineering education.


Call for Presentations

The 3rd Annual Mechatronics Conference invites researchers, educators, and industry professionals to submit abstracts for presentations at this year's conference. The conference's theme is Mechatronics, robotic systems, and education focusing on a wide range of topics.

Topics of interest:

  • Graduate and undergraduate Mechatronics education
  • Mechatronics in manufacturing
  • Mechatronics in health care
  • Mechatronics in human safety and protection
  • Mechatronics in construction
  • Mechatronics fire protection
  • Robotics in manufacturing, construction, surveillance, search and rescue
  • Robot control, path planning, and applications

The conference will feature a wide range of exciting keynote talks from academia and industry professionals. The conference gives a great opportunity to Network with experts, researchers, and up-and-coming leaders in the field of mechatronics.

We welcome abstracts of both applied and theoretical research related to the field of mechatronics as mentioned in the focus area. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed. The authors will be notified of the acceptance/rejection based on content, available space, and overall program balance.

Presentation and poster abstracts should be submitted through the call for proposals on EasyChair, available at https://easychair.org/cfp/IMC2021. Please follow the submission link to upload a proposal.

Important Dates:

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 2021 Aug 15
  • Abstract Acceptance and Rejection Notice: 2021 Aug 25

Presentations Selected

  • Technology Programs for the Working Professional
  • Design of a Portable Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction System – An Interdisciplinary Project for Undergraduate Education
  • Stackable Model for Graduate Certification Leading to MS Degree in Mechatronics
  • Teaching critical skills in industrial automation using systems integration techniques
  • Robot Arm and Machine Center Integrated System and Its Application in Engineering Education
  • Autonomous Aircraft Firefighting and Rescue Vehicle Senior Design Project - Oklahoma State University
  • Developing Mission-based Multi-Agent Ground Robots in Academia through Iterative Applied Research: The Swarmie Case Study
  • Mechatronics in manufacturing
  • Robot Programming to Simulate Warehouse Logistics
  • Tropical Storm and Hurricane Surveillance – Likely Candidates for the Application of Mechatronics
  • Remotely Controlled Herbicide Dispenser to Neutralize Floating Yellow Heart
  • A Novel Flexible Mechanical Actuator Serving As An Artificial Muscle
  • Design and Control of a Gravity Compensation Mechanism for Human Lower Limb Rehabilitation
  • Controlling a Robotic Arm with a Motion Tracking Camera
  • Wind-aware Kinodynamic Planning
  • State of Health Inclusive Aging Model of Lithium-ion Batteries
  • Dynamic mode decomposition via finite rank approximation of Liouville operators
  • The Effectiveness of Mimicking Microgravity Using Rotating Cylinders
  • System for Solar Cell Performance Evaluation at Stratospheric Altitudes
  • Do The Math


Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)


  • Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) is a systematic method for defining and communicating engineering tolerances. It uses a symbolic language on engineering drawings and CAD models to define the theoretically perfect geometry of parts and assemblies, to define the allowable variation in form and size of individual features, and to define the allowable variation between features. GD&T can improve quality and reduce cost through enhanced producibility. In the current industry, GD&T is considered as one of the most critical and important skillsets for design, manufacturing, and quality control engineers. However, while a good portion of engineers use GD&T on a regular basis with a good knowledge and experience, many others are still unfamiliar with this powerful communications tool.


  • Three part workshop will cover comprehensive GD&T Techniques and their applications to real-world problems based on ASME Y14.5M-2009 & 2018 that is a commonly used standard in the United States.

Intended Audience

  • Any design/manufacturing/inspection engineers, engineering managers, engineering students, teachers or faculty members who are willing to learn GD&T techniques and its applications.

Materials Provided

  • Lecture notes and workshop handouts will be provided.

2021 Sep 27 - Essential Fundamentals

  • Intro to Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Form
  • Datum
  • Orientation
  • Location
  • Feature Modifier, Virtual Condition, & Bonus Tol.

2021 Sep 28 - Intermediate Level

  • Coaxial Tolerance, Runouts
  • Fasteners
  • Composite Tolerances
  • Boundaries
  • Datum Feature Modifier

2021 Sep 29 - Advanced Level

  • Patterns of holes as a Datum
  • Refinement of Orientation for Thin Features
  • Model-Based Definition
  • Datums, FCF, and Modifiers
  • Simultaneous and Separate Requirements
  • Functional Gauging
  • Probing Challenges
  • Datum Application Reviews
  • Consideration for GD&T Application


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Conference Registration

  • $150

Conference Student Registration

  • $50


  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
    • 2021 Sep 27 - Essential Fundamentals
    • 2021 Sep 28 - Intermediate Level
    • 2021 Sep 29 - Advanced Level
  • $350 Each
  • $950 For All 3
  • Even better discounts when paired with the conference.
    • Select Conference Registration at checkout to find these discounts.
    • $250 Each
    • $700 For All 3


Platinum Sponsor

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General Conference Chair

Dr. Avimanyu Sahoo


Dr. Young Chang

Dr. Chulho Yang

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Registration Assistant

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