Dear Colleagues,

We are very pleased to invite you to attend the 5th International Conference on Active Materials and Soft Mechatronics (AMSM2021) which will be held fully online in Japan on 10th-12th November 2021.

The aim of AMSM2021 is to bring together academic and industrial researchers with common interests in soft sensors and actuators, soft robotics and mechatronics, flexible and wearable electronics, energy harvesting and storage materials, functional materials and structures, space technologies, and 3D/4D printing, but not necessarily limited to them. In the AMSM2021 conference, two plenary, over ten keynote, and about ten invited talks will be presented. Because of the world-wide pandemic of COVID-19, the AMSM2021 conference will be held as a virtual (online) conference. However, we believe that keeping international scientific networking will continue to move us forward in the future.

All members of the AMSM2021 organizing committee welcome participants and anticipate exciting and fruitful discussions during the conference.

Sincerely yours,

Kentaro Takagi and Takushi Sugino

Conference General Chairs of AMSM2021