Mechatronic Futures

Challenges and Solutions for Mechatronic Systems and their Designers

  • Peter Hehenberger
  • David Bradley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. David Bradley, Peter Hehenberger
    Pages 1-15
  3. Maarten Steinbuch
    Pages 17-24
  4. Nicolas Albarello, Alexandre Arnold, Marc Budinger
    Pages 25-39
  5. Stefan Boschert, Roland Rosen
    Pages 59-74
  6. Matthieu Bricogne, Julien Le Duigou, Benoît Eynard
    Pages 75-89
  7. Aiguo Ming, Wenjing Zhao
    Pages 91-111
  8. Antonio Lanzotti, Stanislao Patalano
    Pages 113-128
  9. Nicholas Fry, Rob Richardson, Jordan H. Boyle
    Pages 129-145
  10. Peter Hehenberger, Thomas J. Howard, Jonas Torry-Smith
    Pages 147-163
  11. Jorge Azorin-Lopez, Andres Fuster-Guillo, Marcelo Saval-Calvo, David Bradley
    Pages 179-200
  12. David Russell
    Pages 239-253
  13. Peter Hehenberger, David Bradley
    Pages 255-259

About this book


Offering a comprehensive overview of the challenges, risks and options facing the future of mechatronics, this book provides insights into how these issues are currently assessed and managed. Building on the previously published book ‘Mechatronics in Action,’ it identifies and discusses the key issues likely to impact on future mechatronic systems. It supports mechatronics practitioners in identifying key areas in design, modeling and technology and places these in the wider context of concepts such as cyber-physical systems and the Internet of Things. For educators it considers the potential effects of developments in these areas on mechatronic course design, and ways of integrating these. Written by experts in the field, it explores topics including systems integration, design, modeling, privacy, ethics and future application domains. Highlighting novel innovation directions, it is intended for academics, engineers and students working in the field of mechatronics, particularly those developing new concepts, methods and ideas.


Big Data in Mechatronics Challenges Facing Designers in Mechatronics Challenges Facing Users in Mechatronics Communication Processing Mechatronics Cyber-Physical Systems Data Security Direct Digital Manufacturing Future Challenges in Mechatronics Future Mechatronic Systems Future of Technology Information Processing in Mechatronics Internet of Things Large Information Technology Systems Machine Ethics Management of Complexity Mechatronics Mechatronic Design Mechatronics Education Mechatronics in Action Privacy Issues

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Hehenberger
    • 1
  • David Bradley
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Mechatronic Design and ProdJohannes Kepler University LinzLinzAustria
  2. 2.School of Science Engineering & Tech.Abertay UniversityDundeeUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32154-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32156-1
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