mechatronics


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mechatronics

[‚mek·ə′trän·iks]
(engineering)
A branch of engineering that incorporates the ideas of mechanical and electronic engineering into a whole, and, in particular, covers those areas of engineering concerned with the increasing integration of mechanical, electronic, and software engineering into a production process.

mechatronics

(MECHAnics elecTRONICS) The combination of mechanical and electronic systems. Embracing robotics, industrial control systems and human interfaces in numerous disciplines, mechatronics is a major step beyond "electromechanical," in which only electricity is required. Mechatronic systems employ microprocessors and software as well as special-purpose electronics. The subhead of CMP's Mechatropolis website when it was in existence said "where mechanical and electronic engineering connect." See electromechanical.
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Abstract: Mechatronics is at the crossroad of four domains: mechanics, electronics, and control & information technology.
Mike Andrew, who heads the School of Electronics and Mechatronics, said: "The new degree is attracting substantial interest from students across Scotland wanting to pursue a career for the future in the growing fields of microelectronics and advanced manufacturing industries.
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