Introduction to Mechatronics

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The Engineering Handbook

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Mechatronics is a natural stage in the evolutionary process of modern engineering design. The development of the computer, and then the microcomputer, embedded computers, and associated information technologies and software advances, made mechatronics an imperative in the latter part of the 20th century. Standing on the threshold of the 21st century, with expected advances in integrated bio-electro-mechanical systems, quantum computers, nano- and pico-systems, and other unforeseen developments, the future of mechatronics is full of potential and bright possibilities. The Handbook of Mechatronics [1] contains a complete description of the field of mechatronics and is an excellent resource for further reading.


"Introduction of Mechatronics," in The Engineering Handbook. Ed. Richard C. Dorf. Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis (CRC Press), 2005. DOI.