Northeastern Co-Hosts 28th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice
The 28th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice (M2VIP) was successfully held from November 16th to 18th, 2022. The conference, co-organized by Professor Yingzi Lin, mechanical and industrial engineering, Northeastern University (US) and Professor Zhisheng Zhang, Southeast University (China), aims to provide an interdisciplinary, international forum for mechatronics and machine vision. The conference topics include applied robots, smart sensors, artificial intelligence, machine vision, and the frontier of science and technology in medical rehabilitation electromechanical systems and other aspects. The conference has a high influence in the fields of mechatronics, machine vision, and robotics. Conference papers have been included by IEEE Xplore and EI Compendex.
Professor Yingzi Lin gave a welcoming remark as the conference general chair. Two research papers from Professor Yingzi Lin’s Intelligent Human-Machine Systems Lab and PhD students were presented at the 2022 M2VIP conference. The first paper was titled “An Objective Pain Measurement Machine Learning Model through Facial Expressions and Physiological Signals” (Jianan Zheng & Yingzi Lin). The research project, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, involved objective measures of pain in a machine-learning model through facial expressions and physiological signals. These results contribute to pain measurement and management in clinical practice. . The second paper was titled “Multimodal Physiological Assessment of the Task-related Attentional States in a VR Driving Environment” (Wenchao Zhu, Aaron Kucyi, Arthur F. Kramer, and Yingzi Lin). This research involved experience sampling in a Unity3D virtual driving simulation environment and physiological sensors including eye tracking, EEG, respiration, temperature, skin conductance, blood volume pulse, and EMG to understand changes in drivers’ physiological states that co-occur with mind wandering. These outcomes will potentially impact human factors design of automobiles and driving safety. The second paper won one of the best conference paper awards. The 29th M2VIP will be held in New Zealand from November 15th to 17th, 2023.