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Design evaluation with mechatronics index using the discrete Choquet integral
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ABSTRACT In this paper the mechatronics index for design evaluation is modelled using the discrete Choquet Integral where the interaction among the criteria is taken into account. In use of fuzzy measures the complexity is shown and it is compensated by the richness of

Mechatronics and Motionability of an Underwater Robot: A Review
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ABSTRACT Most of the research activities have been latterly emphasized on the prototype and actualization of the underwater mechanisms. This paper is related to the evolution of the aquatic robots with their morphology and functional attributes in unstructured habitats. The

Mechatronics Design And Implementation Education-Oriented Methodology; A Proposed Approach
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ABSTRACT Mechatronics engineer is expected to design engineering systems with synergy and integration toward constrains like higher performance, speed, precision, efficiency, lower costs and functionality. The key element in success of a Mechatronics engineering

Project-based high school mechatronics course
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Mechatronics is a complex, highly technical, multidisciplinary subject that involves the design and manufacture of integrated products. In order to teach it properly in a course, student teams have to engage in designing a product. Due to the complicated nature of

TEMASEK ENGINEERING SCHOOL DIPLOMA IN MECHATRONICS
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1.3 Students should be able to produce orthographic drawings 1.3. 1 Interpret and produce orthographic drawings 1.3. 2 Create title blocks for drawings 2.1 Students should be able to

Applied mechatronics
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Mechanical Engineering and Meehatronics Department Hariri Canadian University Meshref Electrical and Computer Engineering Department American University of Beirut Beirut, Lebanon Mechatronics: a comprehensive, interdisciplinary curriculum development initiative
ABSTRACT This paper describes an effort in progress to achieve the integration of mechatronics principles throughout the engineering curriculum at the University of Detroit Mercy. This will be done in the context of teamoriented, project-based design activities.

A novel hybridization design principle for intelligent mechatronics systems
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ABSTRACT This paper presents a novel design principle as well as its methodology for intelligent machine systems based on learning of hybridization in biology. In particular, we propose two principles for hybridization of physical systems: complementary principle and
This paper presents the concept of a lifetime observer for application in vehicle technology. The basic idea is to equip the mechanical systems with sensors and information-processing components in order to monitor stress in critical components on-line, and to predict

Using mobile robots for controls and mechatronics education
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Mechatronics is playing a greater role in industry and providing a realistic educational experience is becoming equally important. This paper discusses what mechatronics is and the traditional approach to mechatronics education. It then provides details about the

Remote laboratories and team skills in mechatronics
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Abstract A remote laboratories system built at the University of Western Australia provides a useful learning environment for mechatronics skills, particularly the combination of technical skills and project management. The remote laboratories framework was designed with this

Mechatronics in University and Professional Education: Is there anything really new here
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ABSTRACT Mechatronics is the synergistic combination of mechanical engineering, electronics, control systems and computers. The key element in mechatronics is the integration of these areas through the design process. The essential characteristic of a

A design-oriented undergraduate curriculum in mechatronics education
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Mechatronics is bringing about an industrial paradigm shift with its multidisciplinary integrated approach to product design and development. It is poised to become the key enabling technology to use for gaining a competitive edge in the modern manufacturing

Overview of human adaptive mechatronics
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ABSTRACT Human adaptive mechatronics is intelligent electrical-mechanical systems that are able to adapt themselves to the human's skill in various environments, and provide assistance in improving the skill, and overall operation of the combined human machine

Who owns mechatronics
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America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania will all host major conferences devoted to the technology. Even more meetings will hold sessions on it. Engineers have mechatronics journals and can read mechatronics papers in journals that cover other

Collaborative learning environment using distributed mixed reality experiment for teachingmechatronics
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ABSTRACT This work presents a virtual learning environment which uses a distributed mixed reality remote experiment for professional education in the area of Mechatronics. The proposed collaborative environment makes use of the system named deriveSERVER,

Modelling and control of a haptic interface: a mechatronics approach
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Abstract With the advent of virtual reality and the inaeasing power of modern comput-ers, there is renewed interest in new modalities for the human-machine interface. Force feedback is gaining momentum as new applications of teleoperation and hap tic devices

Mechatronics/process control remote laboratory
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Abstract Under an NSF DUE sponsored laboratory development program, we have developed a multidisciplinary mechatronics/process control remote laboratory (MPCRL) consisting of an array of experiments, which expose students to elements of aerospace,

Distance training of Mechatronics and Alternative technologies in European industry
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ABSTRACT Expected economical and demographic changes in European countries require high efforts in the development of human capital in the area of high technologies. Industrial companies expect more effort in the continuing education of elder technical co-workers

Control-Centric Simulator for Mechatronics Design Case Study: Gyroscopically Stabilized Single Wheel Robot
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ABSTRACT A 3-Dimensional simulation platform developed as an aid for designing complex mechatronics system is presented in this paper. It uses ADAMS for simulation with animation of the dynamic behavior of the mechanism whose parts are drawn using a 3-D drawing

E-training in mechatronics for professionals: implementation and experience
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Abstract Mechatronics is in most of the European countries still the profession in which the need for competent and qualified staff exceeds the number of formally educated professionals. E-training in mechatronics presented in this paper is developed in order to

Intelligent servo actuators for multidegrees of freedom mechatronics
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This paper reports on a new design and fabrication method for intelligent servo actuators equipped with micro sensors and a micro controller. They realize local control function of motion, force and compliance, a communicating function, and a motion generating

Mechatronics Engineering: A critical need for this interdisciplinary approach to engineering education
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Abstract Southern Polytechnic State University has proposed a new degree program in Mechatronics Engineering. This paper presents the global status of undergraduate programs in Mechatronics Engineering and the critical need for this degree offering in the

VIRTUAL PROTOTYPING AND MECHATRONICS FOR 21 ST CENTURY ENGINEERING.
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Abstract The modern era of machine design has put new pressures on designers. The requirement to design devices with more functionality has driven engineers to combine multiple disciplines to create smarter electromechanical machines. This has become
In this modern digital age, software based Mechatronics is an emerging technology which is widely used in manufacturing industries. A Programmable Mechatronics system should contain high quality software and hardware components. To achieve a high quality system

Effective integration of mechatronics into the mechanical engineering curriculum: A cooperative, project-based learning model with seamless lab/lecture
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In today's competitive markets, engineers face ongoing challenges to produce complex engineering systems with a high level of performance, reliability, value and price. This requires the integration of a number of technologies, which may be accomplished through

Mechatronics for the masses: a hands-on project for a large, introductory design class
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The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota has a newIntroduction to Engineering'course with a hands-on approach to learning beginning engineering skills. Students undertake a series of design and dissection projects as a

The Monty Model for Engineering of Mechatronics systems
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Abstract The development of mechatronic systems involves a variety of engineering disciplines, modeling and analysis techniques. Currently, the engineering of complex mechatronic systems has little support in theory. The system aspects, parameters,

Integrated and structured project environment in mechatronics education
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Abstract The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah has developed a twosemester mechatronics course sequence at the third year that is required for all undergraduate mechanical engineering students. In addition to topics that are generally

Generation of New Ideas for Product Functions and Engineering Innovation Practices: A Hands-on Project Model for Mechatronics Education
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Abstract The paper describes a hands-on project based approach that utilizing both the creativity and technology skill of students to complete their mechatronics projects. As it has been noticed, the so-called creativity is a fairly unclear term in the engineering domain.

Numerical and experimental excitability analysis of multi-pendulum mechatronics system
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ABSTRACT The results of numerical and real experiments with the mechatronics set-up are desribed. The experimental mechatronics set-up consists of single and coupled double pendulum-like electromechanical system connected to the personal computer. The

Mechatronics Examples For Teaching Modeling, Dynamics, and Control
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Abstract This thesis presents the development of a single-axis magnetic suspension. The inten tion is to use this system as a classroom demo for an introductory course on modeling, dynamics, and control. We solve this classic nonlinear controls problem with feedback

Shaping the Mechatronics Courses for the Control Curriculum
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ABSTRACT Five years of field practice in developing and delivering Mechatronics courses in the context of a Control education curriculum, have shaped the didactic approaches in place and delivered a number concrete results from hands-on experience. The paper reports on

Modelling and simulation with Arena of a mechatronics system for hydraulic tubes construction
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ABSTRACT Today most modern manufacturing systems contain complex units, which are often difficult to model correctly. Therefore, it is desirable for simulation packages used in manufacturing to be flexible, and provide comprehensible modules. This research work

The system and the mechatronics of a pagoda type micro-CMM
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This paper presents design considerations of a precision micro-CMM system and its mechatronic modules. The basic design concept is to meet the requirements of high stiffness, force balance, thermal balance, Abbe principle, metrology frame and vibration-

Transdisciplinary approach of the mechatronics in the knowledge based society
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Mechatronics and transdisciplinarity came into the light in the 1970's as multiple integrative possibilities to understand the way to achieve, transfer and incorporate knowledge in the context of the new informational society, the third wave of evolutionary process towards

Mechatronics experiment in a freshman year course
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ABSTRACT The paper presents design and pilot implementation of a mechatronics hands on workshop for engineering freshmen in spring 2006 at Virginia Tech, USA. This activity is part of a research/curriculum reformulation project funded by the National Science Foundation,

Genesis and evolution of an undergraduate mechatronics course
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Abstract A mechatronics course provides an excellent forum for teaching introductory mechanical design material. The students can learn all the traditional techniques such as planning and evaluation tools, functional decomposition, machining, and report writing.

Student-centred activity-based learning within a Mechatronics Degree course
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* emphasised the need for broad based engineering training in Hong Kong and, in particular, stated that design engineers should know more about the manufacturing aspects of product development. * highly value the importance of 'Mechatronic Engineers* (as

Mechatronics education using an industrial SCARA robot
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ABSTRACT In the new millennium the disciplinary boundaries within engineering education will be diffused as engineering education responds to growing number of innovations and product development at the interfaces of traditional disciplinary boundaries. Industrial

Multimodal Language Specification for Human Adaptive Mechatronics
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Abstract Designing and building automated systems with which people can interact naturally is one of the emerging objective of Mechatronics. In this perspective multimodality and adaptivity represent focal issues, enabling users to communicate more freely and naturally

Overview of Human Adaptive Mechatronics and Assist-control to Enhance Human's Proficiency
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ABSTRACT Human Adaptive Mechatronics (HAM) is a new concept which was proposed in our university's research project sponsored by Japanese Ministry of Education, Sports, Culture, Science and Technology (MEXT), and is defined as``intelligent mechanical systems that
In this modern digital age, software-based systems are becoming essential in everyone's life. During the industrial evolution, human society has experienced many industrial revolutions. Presently, the world is undergoing hi-tech industrial revolution with

A New Approach to 3–Axis Cylindrical and Cartesian Type Robot Manipulators inMechatronics Education
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Robotics is an applied engineering science that has been referred to as a combination of machine tool technology, electrical, electronics and computer science. It includes such seemingly diverse fields as machine design, control theory, micro-electronics, computer

a SysML profile for mechatronics integrating Bond Graphs
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ABSTRACT –In this paper we present a SysML [1] profile for mechatronic-systems design. It is an extension to the activity diagram of UML 2.0 so that it maps to the Bond Graph formalism which is a useful tool when dealing with mechatronic systems. This extension is a

Mechatronics, robotics and components for automation and control
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ABSTRACT This paper is devoted to the analysis of a broad technological field of Mechatronics, Robotics and Components for automation and control systems. Several subfields are considered: i) Components and instruments, involving sensors, actuators, embedded

A review of mechatronics and bio-inspired mechatronics system
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Abstract The increasing integration of combining with the hardware (the basic mechanism, electronic circuit board, transducer and actuator) and the software (information processing and overall control) results in integrated systems called mechatronic systems. The

Mechatronics in biomedical applications and biomechatronics
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Abstract This paper discusses the benefits of a mechatronics design approach. Mechatronics is more than just enriching mechanical constructions with electronics. It is a systems approach, aiming at the optimal solution, by combining mechanical engineering,

WebAccess Based Remote Graphic Surveillance System for Mechatronics.
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Abstract This study employed WebAccess software to construct a remote graphic surveillance system, which was developed differently from previous remote monitoring systems. Advantech WebAccess is a web system structure, thus, it can reduce the time
Measuring Technology and Mechatronics Automation are the combination of Mechanical engineering, Electronic engineering, Detecting Techniques, Computer engineering, Software engineering, Control engineering, and Systems Design engineering in order to

Design and testing of two mechatronics systems for robotized neurorehabilitation
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ABSTRACT This paper illustrates the design and the testing of two mechatronics prototypes useful for robotized neurorehabilitation and for motor training assessment. The two machines are called Bra. Di. PO (Brain Discovery Pneumatic Orthosis) and PIGRO (

Crossover IT mechatronics remote control: innovative education methodology development
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ABSTRACT The internet has become more and more popular in human society which brings significant convenient to researchers and engineers in the joint development of highly complicated products such as robotic/mechatronic systems. Simultaneously, more and

A novel website of mechatronics for remote learning
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This paper describes the development and use of a novel website to improve the learning of mechatronics concepts. The website has been designed for a twofold connection: Internet and intranet. First, it is a quite standard Internet information server for students that are

Mechatronics Education-Synergistic Integration of New Paradigm for Engineering Education
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Abstract. The new economic order is demanding greater competitiveness of enterprises, which is only achieved with a higher level of automation of their processes. This means a greater demand in several areas of knowledge such as mechanical engineering, electro-

Vibration faults simulation system (VFSS): A lab equipment to aid teaching of mechatronicscourses
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VFSS is an example of a mechatronics system which involves data acquisition and analysis using LabVIEW-based virtual instrument technology. This system can serve as teaching equipment for mechatronics students in the area of data acquisition, sensors and

Mechatronics aspects of smart materials induced strain actuation
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ABSTRACT The mechatronics aspects of smart materials induced-strain actuation are investigated. Smart materials, aka active materials, are able to transform electric, magnetic, thermal, or other energy fields into mechanical deformation, ie, strain. These physical

Playful learning: Robotics and mechatronics projects for innovative engineering education
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Abstract The knowledge in the field of engineering is growing at an exponential rate. With only four years available for studying undergraduate engineering disciplines, this leaves many emerging and even established sub-fields and courses beyond the reach of

Dependability of mechatronics systems in military vehicle design
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ABSTRACT Major present trend is a wide-scale application of electronic components in a vehicle design. Modern electronic components with a high level of integration provide to design sophisticated mechatronics systems that when suitably applied can significantly
The Electro-Mechanical Design Engineering programme has been in place as a five-year combined interdisciplinary programme in mechanical and electronics engineering at the University of British Columbia since 1994. The students take almost all mechanical and

Applications of mechatronics in animal productions
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Abstract The concept of biosensors technology applied to animal production, mainly based on the miniaturized electronic mechanics (MEM) has being used since the mid 70s into several stages of production, such as feeding, detection of metabolic testing in animal

Precise analytical expressions for mechatronics systems time domain performance specifications and verification using MATLAB
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ABSTRACT The ultimate goal of this paper is to propose accurate analytical expressions for Mechatronics systems performance specifications, that accurately reflect the actual system performance and can be used for accurate performance specification, calculations,

Mechatronics Design of an Unmanned Ground Vehicle for Military Applications
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In this chapter the development of an Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) for task-oriented military applications is described. The instrumentation and software architecture of the vehicle platform, communication links, remote control station, and human-machine

Integrating Tangible and Virtual Construction Kits for Teaching Mechatronics Design.
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ABSTRACT In this paper, an experimentation lab kit for mechatronics training and control learning is proposed, which integrates tangible and virtual building blocks using the concept of interchangeable components. Interchangeable components represent either real

A mixed learning approach in mechatronics engineering
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ABSTRACT This article presents a method for improving the current pedagogical strategy for sustainable education through creating a mixed learning scenario that integrates different learning styles such as reading, hearing, speaking, trying and realising into the learning

The application of the case teaching method to a mechatronics course
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Learning styles vary among individuals. Some individuals may be very efficient when learning from reading materials only, whereas others require hands-on experience. However, psychological investigations have demonstrated that individuals generally only

A User–Centred Mechatronics Design Method
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Abstract Many, if not most, products and systems are still designed and manufactured without adequate consideration of human factors. Designers tend to focus primarily on the technology and its features without fully considering the usage of the product from the user

mechtronics-2014 papers



Mechatronics and Motionability of an Underwater Robot: A Review
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ABSTRACT Most of the research activities have been latterly emphasized on the prototype and actualization of the underwater mechanisms. This paper is related to the evolution of the aquatic robots with their morphology and functional attributes in unstructured habitats. The

Robotic Fish Technology and Its Applications to Space Mechatronics
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Page 1. Robotic Fish Technology and Its Applications to Space Mechatronics Ikuo Yamamoto1, a, Nobuhiro Shin2, Taishi Oka2 and Miki Matsui2 The paper describes the newly developed robotic fish technology and its application to mechatronics in the space.

Bulldozer as a Mechatronics System with the Intelligent Control
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E-mail: a.bulgakow@gmx.de, thomas.bock@bri.arch.tu-muenchen.de, tokmakov.tun@gmail.com ABSTRACT Background. Improvement of quality, decrease of terms and cost of construction are inseparably linked with problems of effective use of bulldozer

Handbook of Research on Advancements in Robotics and Mechatronics
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ABSTRACT Due to the dexterous manipulation capability and low metabolic energy consumption property of the human hand, many robotic hands were designed and manufactured that are inspired from the human hand. One of the technical challenges in

Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering in Cyber-Physical Systems
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Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are physical and engineered systems whose operations are monitored, coordinated, controlled, and integrated by a computing and communication core. This intimate coupling between the cyber and physical will be manifested from the

The Application of Mechatronics Technology in Coal Mine Machinery
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Page 1. The Application of Mechatronics Technology in Coal Mine Machinery Lili Wang 1, a Qing Bi 2,b aemail: sy-wll@163.com, bemail:1062474658@qq.com Keywords: Mechatronics Technology. Coal Mine Machinery. Application. Abstract.
Optimizing against sensitivity is a major issue in optimal design of electromagnetic devices. In the paper, the optimal shape design problem against sensitivity is formulated in terms of Paretian optimality, trading off design criterion and sensitivity with respect to large-scale

Dynamic Simulation Analysis on Slider-Crank Mechanism of the Mechatronics Fitness and Entertainment Machine Based on ADAMS
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Abstract The present work aims at providing a wide view of the actuators used in automation and robotics. The idea was to describe most of the actuation solutions without entering too deep into details, offering a general panorama of the trends that are followed in robotics to

Research intensive clusters and regional innovation systems: a case study of mechatronicsin Apulia
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Abstract This paper discusses some conditions under which the Cohesion Policy of the European Union can effectively contribute to enhance RI in Europe and the extent to which it offers a relevant framework for devising Research Innovation policies at regional level

Modeling and Simulation issues on Photovoltaic systems, for Mechatronics design of solar electric applications
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ABSTRACT This paper, based on desired representation accuracy and specific application, proposes different and new generalized mathematical and Simulink models of Photovoltaic (PV) system. Proposed models are developed and tested to allow designer to have

A New Approach for the Control Optimization of an Assembly/Disassembly MechatronicsLine Served by an Autonomous Robotic System
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ABSTRACT In this paper a generalized Synchronized Hybrid Petri Nets (SHPN) model for the control of repetitive tasks is presented. It is assumed that the process has both discrete and continuous components but integrated in repetitive tasks series. Generalized SHPN model

PROJECT IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING or MECHATRONICS
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ABSTRACT The Part IV Research Project in Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics provides an opportunity for students to work under supervision, largely on their own initiative, on some topic of interest in Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics. It counts

INVESTIGATION ON THE HEATING SYSTEM OF THE MECHATRONICS RESEARCH CENTER BUILDING USING OLAP TECHNOLOGY
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Abstract At the University of Debrecen, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Mechatronics operates in the Building Mechatronics Research Center, where researchers took the initial steps of constructing an intelligent and sustainable building, which involved

New generalized Photovoltaic Panel-Converter system model for Mechatronics design of solar electric applications
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ABSTRACT To help in facing challenges in Mechatronics design of solar electric applications, including; early identifying system level problems and ensuring that all design requirements are met, this paper proposes modeling, simulation and dynamics analysis issues on

Simulated Hybrid Model of an Autonomous Robotic System Integrated into Assembly/Disassembly Mechatronics Line
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ABSTRACT The new idea presented in the paper is to reverse of an assembly line in order to allow complete disassembly. A generalised Synchronised Hybrid Petri Nets (SHPN) model based control of an assembly/disassembly mechatronics line (A/DML) served by a

QP ST1 MECHATRONICS AND CONTROL SYSTEM
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set on the input potentiometer and the actual load position is fed to feedback potentiometer. The difference between the two angular positions generates an error signal, which is amplified and fed to generator field circuit. The induced emf of the generator drives the

Learning Basic Mechatronics through Helicopter Workshop
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ABSTRACT In recent years, technologies related to mechatronics and robotics is available even to elementary level students. It is now common to see schools in Malaysia using Lego Mindstorm as a tool for active learning on mechatronics and robotics. A new yet interesting

AN INTELLIGENT-BASED MECHATRONICS SYSTEM FOR GRADING THE IRANIAN'S EXPORT PISTACHIO NUTS INTO HULLED AND NON-HULLED
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ABSTRACT This paper presents an intelligent based system for grading hulled and non- hulled pistachio nuts. The first step in the pistachio nuts preparation process is to hull and to peel the picked crops. In pistachio preparation terminals, the manual separation of hulled


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