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Fostered by mechatronics technology and the technology of the modern 3Cs (computer, communication and control), machines, processes and systems have become more advanced through high levels of automation, intelligence, reliability, precision, and performance. Control, Robotics, and Systems are central to the advancement of modern engineering, and have evolved to the point that they require strong cooperation among industry, academia and laboratories as well as cross-fertilization among many closely related disciplines. To serve these needs, the Institute of Control, Robotics, and Systems (ICROS) was founded by the concerted cooperation and efforts of electrical, electronics, mechanical, aerospace, and chemical engineers in 1995. Today, ICROS is diligently leading the way at advancing these technologies as well as implementing them in various practical engineering problems.