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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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Those finishing their apprenticeships were a total of 13 industrial mechanics, 7 mechatronics technicians, 4 metalworking operatives, 2 warehouse operatives, 2 warehouse logistics operatives, 1 automation electronics technician, 1 technical product designer and 1 design mechanic.
Mechatronics is not a specialty within engineering that you come across everyday, but as more and more devices are connected to the internet, the significance of increased collaboration between mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering is increasingly pushed to fore.
Mohammad Tahir Khan, Department of Mechatronics Engineering, UET Peshawar was his supervisor.
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al-Muhannad Makki, head of the Mechatronics Department, said the new arm is the second iteration of a smart arm that was launched last year, with the new model no longer being a prototype, as it is closer to a finished product.
Furthermore, the College of Engineering awarded 79 degrees to the graduates of BE Electrical, 25 to BE Electronics, 20 to BE Mechatronics, 15 to BE Avionics, three to MS Electronics and two to PhD Electronics degree programmes.
Total investment in Hyoseong (Wuhan) Motion Mechatronics System will be RMB550m, with RMB198m for the first phase of the production facility.
The high school's electromechanical and mechatronics technology program prepares about 140 students for jobs in laboratory engineering or as electrical, mechanical or process control technicians.
The conference focuses on various fields like aerial and underwater robotics, bio-inspired robotics, cable robots, cognitive robotics, collaborative robotics, control systems, humanoids, intelligent robotics and systems, legged robots, manipulation, mechatronics systems, micro- and nano-robots, modeling and identification, motion planning and learning, opto-mechatronics, parallel robotics, probabilistic robotics, reconfigurable robots, rehabilitation, robot calibration, robot control, robotic platforms, service and field robotics, social robotics, telerobotics, vision systems, visual robotics and wheeled mobile robots.
However, my effort at enlightening them about visiting educational institutes and centres which to ordinary person is not a tourism matter, forgetting that educational tourism is the backbone of countries like France, Britain, Cyprus, State of California in the US, Ukraine, Jordan, all these countries which have showcased themselves as citadels of educational tourism won their minds and agreed to 'join Wale Ojo-Lanre in his weird educational tourism trip to Bola Ige Mechatronics Institute, Esa-Oke'.
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