MARSS, the annual International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales, will be held for the third time from 4 to 8 July, 2018 in Nagoya, Japan. This recently established conference has the ambition to be the flagship forum for cross-disciplinary R&D communities to discuss current activities related to manipulation and automation (including measurement and characterization) at micro and nano scales, and in all kinds of small scale robots and their applications.