[ Mechatronics ]

What is mechatronics?

You may not have heard the word mechatronics before, but you benefit from it everyday. Every modern automobile is an integrated system of mechatronic devices. Most modern appliances have embedded chips that they did not have before. Industrial robots are essentially mechatronic machines.

These devices and systems sense the environment, make decisions about what to do, and communicate with motors, valves and switches to change how the device reacts to its environment. Machines become simpler, more efficient, and more reliable because of the advanced intelligence that the embedded chip makes possible.

Mechatronics takes the separate disciplines of mechanical engineering, electronics, and software engineering and combines them into one design paradigm

Mechanical devices become smart devices.