Definitions of "Mechatronics"
- Applied Mechatronics
"interdisciplinary engineering field comprising the design and development of smart electromechanical systems."
- Chico State University
"field of study that combines the fundamentals of Mechanical, Electrical, and Computer Engineering"
- Clemson University
"the blending of software [and] hardware for the design [and] analysis of advanced control techniques"
- Design with Microprocessors for Mechanical Engineers
"science that integrates mechanical devices with electronic controls"
- Industrial Research and Development Advisory Committee of the European Community
"synergistic combination of precision engineering, electronic control and systems thinking in the design of products and manufacturing processes."
- Introduction to Mechatronics and Measurement Systems
"the interdisciplinary field of engineering dealing with the design of products whose function relies on the integration of mechanical and electronic components coordinated by a control architecture."
- Journal of Mechatronics
"the synergistic combination of precision mechanical engineering, electronic control and systems thinking in the design of products and manufacturing processes"
- Loughborough University (United Kingdom)
"Mechatronics is a design philosophy that utilizes a synergistic integration of Mechanics, Electronics and Computer Technology (or IT) to produce enhanced products, processes or systems."
- ME Magazine
"the synergistic use of precision engineering, control theory, computer science, and sensor and actuator technology to design improved products and processes"
"simply the application of the latest techniques in precision mechanical engineering, controls theory, computer science, and electronics to the design process to create more functional and adaptable products."
"the synergistic integration of mechanical engineering with electronics and electrical systems with intellingent computer control in the design and manufacture of industrial products, processes, and operations."
- Mechatronics - A Foundation Course
"the synergistic application of mechanics, electronics, and computer engineering in the development of electromechanical products and systems through an integrated design approach."
- Mechatronics - Electromechanics and Controlmechanics
"crossdisciplinary [field] ... that simultaneously involves mechanics, electronics,
and control of computer-integrated electromechanical systems"
- Mechatronics - Electronic Control Systems in Mechanical Engineering
"integration of electronics, control engineering and mechanical engineering"
- Mechatronics - Electronics in produts and processes
"an integrating theme within the design process [combining] electronic engineering, computing and mechanical engineering"
- Mechatronics - Mechanical System Interfacing
"the application of complex decision making to the operation of physical systems"
- Mechatronics Engineering
"preplanned activity to consider electrical, mechanical, and software constraints over the product life cycle in a simultaneous manner early in the development process"
- Mechatronics System Design
"methodology used for the optimal design of electromechanical products"
- Mechatronics with Experiments
"filed [consisting] of the synergistic integration of three traditional engineering fields [(mechanical engineering, electrical or electronics engineering, and computer science)] for system level design processes."
- North Carolina State University Course
"the synergistic intergration of precision mechanical engineering, electronic control and systems thinking in the design of intellegent products and process."
- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Kevin Craig)
"the synergistic combination of mechanical engineering, electronics, control systems and computers, all integrated through the design process."
- University of California at Berkeley
"a flexible, multi-technological approach in the integration of Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electronics, and Information Sciences"
- University of Linz
"technical systems operating mechanically with respect to at least some kernel functions but with more or less electronics supporting the mechanical parts decisively"
- University of Washington
"the integrated study of the design of systems and products in which computation, mechanization, actuation, sensing, and control are designed together to achieve improved product quality and performance."
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute
"Mechatronics is concerned with the blending of mechanical, electronic, software, and control theory engineering topics into a unified framework that enhances the design process."
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