Intelligent systems in all walks of life

Bishop, Robert H.; Ramasubramanian, M. K.
April 2008
InTech;Apr2008, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p30
The article discusses the emergence of mechatronics, a new class of products that incorporate mechanical and electronics in the system and required the two together for their functionality. The term mechatronics was introduced by Yasakawa Electric in 1969 and got the trademark in 1972. The Japan Society for the Promotion of Machine Industry classified mechatronics into four categories: primarily mechanical products with electronics incorporated to enhance functionality, traditional mechanical systems with updated internal devices incorporating electronics, systems that retain the functionality of traditional mechanical system and products designed with mechanical and electronic technologies.


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