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Mechatronics as an engineering science
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Mechatronics. (Mechatronics)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7550-3134
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Embedded Systems. (Embedded control systems)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4300-885X
1998 (English)In: Proceedings of Mechatronics98 International Conference, Elsevier, 1998Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The paper discusses the current understanding of mechatronics as an interdisciplinary subject. A conclusionis that mechatronics tends to attract contributions from many related fields, leading to a lack of focus asexemplified by many mechatronic conferences. Instead, the authors claim that engineers and researchers in mechatronicsshould concentrate on the opportunities and challenges arising specifically due to the interdisciplinaryinteractions which are characterizing mechatronics. Current practice in mechatronics engineering is characterisedby a subsystem based approach by which integrated systems are built from technology homogeneous subsystemswithout a real demand on development of a certain technology as a result of its closer integration with other technologies.As opposed this it is claimed that mechatronics as an engineering science should focus on the interdisciplinaryinteractions, and based on these identify, formulate and conduct new research. The paper presents a setof new research directions, research results and grand challenges relating directly to interdisciplinary interactionsbetween mechanical engineering, control engineering and computer science

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Elsevier, 1998.
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-87050ISBN: 0-08-043339-1OAI: diva2:501325
Mechatronics98 International Conference
NR 20140805Available from: 2012-02-14 Created: 2012-02-14Bibliographically approved

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