Foreword

Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation 2018

4-6 December 2018, Lincoln University

Kia ora, welcome to the Australasian Conference of Robotics and Automation (ACRA) 2018. Proudly hosted by Lincoln Agritech, this is the first time the conference is being held in South Island, New Zealand on the Lincoln University campus. Lincoln University and its subsidiary, Lincoln Agritech, are specialists in land-based activities specifically agriculture, horticulture and environmental management. In addition to the usual topics at ACRA, we plan to give this conference a land-based flavour.

Lincoln University campus is easily accessible from the Christchurch International Airport (20-minute commute). The attractive campus is set in a rural setting and is an easy walking distance to the Lincoln township, full of shops, amenities, and cafes. Accommodation is available on the university grounds, in Lincoln and the surrounding townships.

We welcome you to the South Island and look forward to meeting you at ACRA 2018.