A walk down memory lane

The First International Conference on Advancements in Automation, Robotics and Sensing (ICAARS 2016) was hosted in Coimbatore, India by the Department of Robotics and Automation Engineering, PSG College of Technology during 23 - 24 June 2016. It provided ample opportunity for researchers, industrial experts, academicians and practicing engineers from all over the world to form professional networks and learn through active participation.

The call for papers resulted in a total of 159 submissions from around the world. Every submission was assigned to at least three members of the technical committee for review. The program committee decided to accept 83 papers for oral presentation, which were arranged into 17 sessions resulting in a strong program. Few papers of 2016 conference were published in the prestigious Elsevier Journal. Selected papers were included in post proceedings by Springer.

As Robotics and Automation is the key technology of the future, with applications in a wide spectrum of sectors - from strategic areas like aerospace, defence and atomic energy to services like hospitality and healthcare. It holds the potential to transform the future of manufacturing, opening up new portholes to a world with an improved quality of life.