Reinventing Mechatronics

Developing Future Directions for Mechatronics

  • Xiu-Tian Yan
  • David Bradley
  • David Russell
  • Philip Moore

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Xiu-Tian Yan, David Bradley
    Pages 1-10
  3. David Bradley, David Russell, Peter Hehenberger, Jorge Azorin-Lopez, Steve Watt, Christopher Milne
    Pages 17-33
  4. Markus Pichler-Scheder, Reinhard Ritter, Christian Lindinger, Robert Amerstorfer, Roland Edelbauer
    Pages 35-53
  5. Xiu-Tian Yan, Alessandro Bianco, Cong Niu, Roberto Palazzetti, Gwenole Henry, Youhua Li et al.
    Pages 55-73
  6. Alireza Abouhossein, Uriel Martinez-Hernandez, Mohammed I. Awad, Imran Mahmood, Derya Yilmaz, Abbas A. Dehghani-Sanij
    Pages 75-92
  7. Matthias Konz, David Kastelan, Joachim Rudolph
    Pages 127-144
  8. Steffen Ihlenfeldt, Jens Müller, Marcel Merx, Matthias Kraft, Christoph Peukert
    Pages 145-162
  9. Daniel Spescha, Sascha Weikert, Konrad Wegener
    Pages 163-177
  10. David Russell
    Pages 179-186

About this book


This book presents the latest research on mechatronic systems engineering. By bringing together the most important papers from the 2018 Mechatronics Forum Conference ‘Reinventing Mechatronics,’ it outlines key trends in research and applications that will define mechatronics for the next 50 years.

Mechatronics was established as an engineering discipline over 50 years ago, as the integration of electronics and information technology with mechanical design. Given major technological advances and the growth of systems-level concepts such as Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things, along with Cloud Technologies and Big Data, it’s now high time to reconsider the role of mechatronics, particularly within engineering design. Past and ongoing technological changes are impacting how systems are designed and configured in ways that could never have been envisaged when the field of mechatronics was first introduced.  


Mechatronics in Engineering Design Developments in Mechatronics Future of Mechatronics Robotics Cyber-physical Systems New Mechatronics Applications Mechatronics 2018

Editors and affiliations

  • Xiu-Tian Yan
    • 1
  • David Bradley
    • 2
  • David Russell
    • 3
  • Philip Moore
    • 4
  1. 1.Design, Manufacture and Engineering ManagementUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUK
  2. 2.DundeeUK
  3. 3.MalvernUSA
  4. 4.Department of Automation Engineering, School of Engineering ScienceUniversity of SkövdeSkövdeSweden

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