Bruce reported for robotics:
Hi Patrick, sorry that I can't make it as we have some visitors staying with us. There is nothing to add for robotics at present, except that M2VIP conference will be in Auckland at the end of November and the following week the ACRA conference will be in Wellington, run by Will Browne and colleagues at Vic.
Chandimal Jayawardena from Unitec is interested to come along and get involved in the robotics part. I have sent him the plan and his email is included above. Please welcome him as a rep for Robotics. And also he is interested to talk with Nirmal and others about forming a student branch at Unitec.