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Mechatronics is the synergistic combination of mechanical engineering ("mecha" for mechanisms), electronic engineering ("tronics" for electronics), and software engineering. The purpose of this interdisciplinary engineering field is the study of automata from an engineering perspective and serves the purposes of controlling advanced hybrid-systems such as production systems , synergy-drives , planetary-rovers , automotive subsystems such as anti-lock braking systems, spin-assist and every day equipment such as autofocus cameras, video, hard disks, cd-players, washing machines, lego-matics etc.
- Bradley, Dawson et al, Mechatronics, Electronics in products and processes, Chapman and Hall Verlag, London, 1991.
- DLR Insitute of Robotics and Mechatronics
- University of Linz - Mechatronics
- Center for Automation and Intelligent Systems Research (CAISR) at Case Western Reserve University
- Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo
- 6th International Conference on Mechatronics Technology
- Australian Centre for Field Robotics at the University of Sydney
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