Engineering Creative Design in Robotics and Mechatronics

Author: Habib, Maki K.,Davim, J. Paulo

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466642262

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 366

View: 5647

While technologies continue to advance in different directions, there still holds a constant evolution of interdisciplinary development. Robotics and mechatronics is a successful fusion of disciplines into a unified framework that enhances the design of products and manufacturing processes. Engineering Creative Design in Robotics and Mechatronics captures the latest research developments in the subject field of robotics and mechatronics and provides relevant theoretical knowledge in this field. Providing interdisciplinary development approaches, this reference source prepares students, scientists, and professional engineers with the latest research development to enhance their skills of innovative design capabilities.

Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering for Advanced and Intelligent Manufacturing

Author: Dan Zhang,Bin Wei

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319335812

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 468

View: 6658

Featuring selected contributions from the 2nd International Conference on Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering, held in Nice, France, February 18–19, 2016, this book introduces recent advances and state-of-the-art technologies in the field of advanced intelligent manufacturing. This systematic and carefully detailed collection provides a valuable reference source for mechanical engineering researchers who want to learn about the latest developments in advanced manufacturing and automation, readers from industry seeking potential solutions for their own applications, and those involved in the robotics and mechatronics industry.

Robotics, Mechatronics, and Artificial Intelligence

Experimental Circuit Blocks for Designers

Author: Newton C. Braga

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0750673893

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 297

View: 8854

Accessible to all readers, including students of secondary school and amateur technology enthusiasts, Robotics, Mechatronics, and Artificial Intelligence simplifies the process of finding basic circuits to perform simple tasks, such as how to control a DC or step motor, and provides instruction on creating moving robotic parts, such as an "eye" or an "ear." Though many companies offer kits for project construction, most experimenters want to design and build their own robots and other creatures specific to their needs and goals. With this new book by Newton Braga, hobbyists and experimenters around the world will be able to decide what skills they want to feature in a project and then choose the right "building blocks" to create the ideal results. In the past few years the technology of robotics, mechatronics, and artificial intelligence has exploded, leaving many people with the desire but not the means to build their own projects. The author's fascination with and expertise in the exciting field of robotics is demonstrated by the range of simple to complex project blocks he provides, which are designed to benefit both novice and experienced robotics enthusiasts. The common components and technology featured in the project blocks are especially beneficial to readers who need practical solutions that can be implemented easily by their own hands, without incorporating expensive, complicated technology. Accessible to technicians and hobbyists with many levels of experience, and written to provide inexpensive and creative fun with robotics Appeals to all sorts of technology enthusiasts, including those involved with electronics, computers, home automation, mechanics, and other areas

Recent Advances in Mechatronics

Author: Okyay Kaynak,Marcelo Ang,Sabri Tosunoglu

Publisher: Springer Verlag

ISBN: 9789814021340

Category: Science

Page: 589

View: 8928

Mechatronics, as a truly interdisciplinary and integrated approach to engineering, is becoming an increasingly important philosophy. Rapid advances are being made in all of its components. Most notably, there is an increase in the use of computational intelligence in mechatronic products and processes, leading to increased Machine Intelligence Quotient (MIQ). This book contains selected papers presented at the International Conference, ICRAM'99, organized under the sponsorship of many international institutions. The distinguished contributors consider the most recent advances made in the field of mechatronics, especially in the areas of mechatronic design, control, sensor technology, robots and mobile machines, intelligent manufacturing systems and micro-mechanics, with emphasis on synergistic integration. Future research directions and trends are also considered. The contents of the book is unique and meets the needs of practising engineers, researchers in industry and academia, and graduate students.

Mechatronic Components

Roadmap to Design

Author: Emin Faruk Kececi

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0128141271

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 248

View: 9885

Mechatronic Components: Roadmap to Design explains the practical application of mechatronics, including sections on adaptive structures, robotics and other areas where mechanics and electronics converge. Professional engineers in a variety of areas will find this textbook to be extremely helpful with its in-depth use of flow diagrams and schemes that help readers understand the logic behind the design of such systems. Using approximately 130 different components with diagrams and flowcharts that help engineers from different fields understand the general properties and selection criteria of a component, this book presents a comprehensive resource on mechatronic components. Presents different concepts from the cross-disciplinary field of mechatronics, including discussions from mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science Explains the decision-making process for components with visually appealing flow diagrams Provides detailed guidance on the selection of materials and components for building mechatronic systems Includes specific cases studies that illustrate applied concepts

Mobile Ad Hoc Robots and Wireless Robotic Systems: Design and Implementation

Design and Implementation

Author: Santos, Raul Aquino

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466626895

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 344

View: 8025

The emergence of wireless robotic systems has provided new perspectives on technology. With the combination of disciplines such as robotic systems, ad hoc networking, telecommunications and more, mobile ad hoc robots have proven essential in aiding future possibilities of technology. Mobile Ad Hoc Robots and Wireless Robotic Systems: Design and Implementation aims to introduce robotic theories, wireless technologies, and routing applications involved in the development of mobile ad hoc robots. This reference source brings together topics on the communication and control of network ad hoc robots, describing how they work together to carry out coordinated functions.

Snake Robots

Modelling, Mechatronics, and Control

Author: Pål Liljebäck,Kristin Ytterstad Pettersen,Øyvind Stavdahl,Jan Tommy Gravdahl

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447129962

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 317

View: 4078

Snake Robots is a novel treatment of theoretical and practical topics related to snake robots: robotic mechanisms designed to move like biological snakes and able to operate in challenging environments in which human presence is either undesirable or impossible. Future applications of such robots include search and rescue, inspection and maintenance, and subsea operations. Locomotion in unstructured environments is a focus for this book. The text targets the disparate muddle of approaches to modelling, development and control of snake robots in current literature, giving a unified presentation of recent research results on snake robot locomotion to increase the reader’s basic understanding of these mechanisms and their motion dynamics and clarify the state of the art in the field. The book is a complete treatment of snake robotics, with topics ranging from mathematical modelling techniques, through mechatronic design and implementation, to control design strategies. The development of two snake robots is described and both are used to provide experimental validation of many of the theoretical results. Snake Robots is written in a clear and easily understandable manner which makes the material accessible by specialists in the field and non-experts alike. Numerous illustrative figures and images help readers to visualize the material. The book is particularly useful to new researchers taking on a topic related to snake robots because it provides an extensive overview of the snake robot literature and also represents a suitable starting point for research in this area.

Robotics and Mechatronics

Author: Alfred Silva

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781682852880

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 277

View: 5356

Robotics and Mechatronics are rapidly growing fields because of the increasing demand for robots and robotic systems. Robots are widely used in various research and industrial operations to carry out complex and hazardous tasks. Mechatronics is an integrative field of science that incorporates mechanical, electrical, computer and control engineering for designing and manufacturing of multiple products. It has emerged as a major boost for aiding in complex production techniques and processes. Some of the significant topics covered in this book are modeling and design, intelligent control, automotive systems and motion control. It s an excellent reference guide for researchers, students, academicians and experts."

Handbook of Research on Advancements in Robotics and Mechatronics

Author: Habib, Maki K.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466673885

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 993

View: 1794

The field of mechatronics integrates modern engineering science and technologies with new ways of thinking, enhancing the design of products and manufacturing processes. This synergy enables the creation and evolution of new intelligent human-oriented machines. The Handbook of Research on Advancements in Robotics and Mechatronics presents new findings, practices, technological innovations, and theoretical perspectives on the the latest advancements in the field of mechanical engineering. This book is of great use to engineers and scientists, students, researchers, and practitioners looking to develop autonomous and smart products and systems for meeting today’s challenges.

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third Edition

Author: Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466658894

Category: Computers

Page: 10384

View: 6169

"This 10-volume compilation of authoritative, research-based articles contributed by thousands of researchers and experts from all over the world emphasized modern issues and the presentation of potential opportunities, prospective solutions, and future directions in the field of information science and technology"--Provided by publisher.

Service Robotics and Mechatronics

Selected Papers of the International Conference on Machine Automation ICMA2008

Author: Keiichi Shirase,Seiji Aoyagi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781848826946

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 392

View: 442

In a world suffering from an ageing population and declining birth rate, service robotics and mechatronics have an increasingly vital role to play in maintaining a safe and sustainable environment for everyone. Mechatronics can be used in the reconstruction or restoration of various environments which we rely upon to survive; for example the reconstruction of a city after an earthquake, or the restoration of polluted waters This collection of papers was originally presented at the 7th International Conference on Machine Automation, 2008, in Awaji, Japan, and covers a variety of new trends in service robotics and mechatronics. Service Robotics and Mechatronics showcases the latest research in the area to provide researchers and scientists with an up-to-date source of knowledge and basis for further study, as well as offering graduate students valuable reference material.

Mechatronics for Cultural Heritage and Civil Engineering

Author: Erika Ottaviano,Assunta Pelliccio,Vincenzo Gattulli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319686461

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 373

View: 9230

This book presents recent advances in mechatronic and integrated monitoring and management systems with applications to architectural, archaeology survey, construction management and civil engineering. It consists of 16 chapters authored by recognized experts in a variety of fields including dynamics, signal processing, inverse modeling, robotics and automation, in particular, here applied to design and construction of civil structures and architectural survey, monitoring and maintenance of cultural heritage assets, structures and infrastructure. The book is organized in three main sections: “Robotics and Automation”, “Digital Technologies for Cultural Heritage” and “Civil Structural Health Monitoring”. Topics include image processing for automated visual inspection, fiber optical sensor technology, wireless sensor monitoring, bridge inspection and monitoring of tunnel infrastructures, design tools for construction engineering, smart cities. Direct and inverse modeling of multibody systems and robots contributes to the development of applications for civil engineering and smart cities. Digital technology and mechatronic systems changes the way of looking at restoration of historical and archeological sites, analysis, inspection, visualization, management systems and sensor network for Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI). Combined use of geographical information system (GIS), laser scanner, remote sensing, digital thermography and drones as integrated systems permits to highlight new frontier for building and infrastructure knowledge. The book offers a valuable reference work for scientists, architects, engineers, researchers and practitioners in engineering and architecture since the integrated development of new technologies for the design and management of existing and new infrastructure may produce a new market of services and products for safe and economically optimized infrastructure management. Through the dissemination of advanced research developments in mechatronics and integrated management systems, the book promotes exchanges and collaborations among researchers of different disciplines. The book contributes to further advancements in the rapidly growing field of integration of robotic, automation and information technologies in the area of facilities and infrastructure management and construction processes.

Mechatronics and the Design of Intelligent Machines and Systems

Author: David Allan Bradley,Derek Seward,David Dawson,Stuart Burge

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780748754434

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 348

View: 6284

Mechatronics as a discipline has an ever growing impact on engineering and engineering education as a defining approach to the design, development, and operation of an increasingly wide range of engineering systems. The increasing scope and complexity of mechatronic systems means that their design and development now involve not only the technical aspects of its core disciplines, but also aspects of organization, training, and management. Mechatronics and the Design of Intelligent Machines and Systems reflects the significant areas of development in mechatronics and focuses on the higher-level approaches needed to support the design and implementation of mechatronic systems. Throughout the book, the authors emphasize the importance of systems integration. Each chapter deals with a particular aspect of the design and development process, from the specification of the system to software design and from the human-machine interface to the requirements for safe operation and effective manufacture. Notable among this text's many features is the use of a running case study-the autonomous and robotic excavator LUCIE-to illustrate points made in various chapters. This, combined with the authors' clear prose, systematic organization, and generous use of examples and illustrations provides students with a firm understanding of mechatronics as a discipline, some of the problems encountered in its various areas, and the developing techniques used to solve those problems.

Robotics and Mechatronics

Proceedings of the 4th IFToMM International Symposium on Robotics and Mechatronics

Author: Saïd Zeghloul,Med Amine Laribi,Jean-Pierre Gazeau

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319223682

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 322

View: 4072

This volume contains papers that have been selected after review for oral presentation at ISRM 2015, the Fourth IFToMM International Symposium on Robotics and Mechatronics held in Poitiers, France 23-24 June 2015. These papers provide a vision of the evolution of the disciplines of robotics and mechatronics, including but not limited to: mechanism design; modeling and simulation; kinematics and dynamics of multibody systems; control methods; navigation and motion planning; sensors and actuators; bio-robotics; micro/nano-robotics; complex robotic systems; walking machines, humanoids-parallel kinematic structures: analysis and synthesis; smart devices; new design; application and prototypes. The book can be used by researchers and engineers in the relevant areas of robotics and mechatronics.

Mechatronics in Action

Case Studies in Mechatronics - Applications and Education

Author: David Bradley,David W. Russell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781849960809

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 263

View: 8517

Mechatronics in Action’s case-study approach provides the most effective means of illustrating how mechatronics can make products and systems more flexible, more responsive and possess higher levels of functionality than would otherwise be possible. The series of case studies serves to illustrate how a mechatronic approach has been used to achieve enhanced performance through the transfer of functionality from the mechanical domain to electronics and software. Mechatronics in Action not only provides readers with access to a range of case studies, and the experts’ view of these, but also offers case studies in course design and development to support tutors in making the best and most effective use of the technical coverage provided. It provides, in an easily accessible form, a means of increasing the understanding of the mechatronic concept, while giving both students and tutors substantial technical insight into how this concept has been developed and used.


Author: V.S.Bagad

Publisher: Technical Publications

ISBN: 9788184312560

Category: Mechatronics

Page: 309

View: 6508

MechatronicsDefinition of Mechatronics, Basic characteristics of measuring device like static and dynamic characteristics as Accuracy, Precision, Resolution, Repeatability, Reproducibility, Drift, Hysteresis, Linearity, Sensitivity, Threshold, Speed of response, Measuring lag, Fidelity, Static error and dynamic error calculations.Scope and its importance with respect to inter disciplinary approach, Role of electronics in mechatronics,, Mechatronics system design approach with reference to robotics and automation printer and elevator systems (overview).Overview of Sensors and Transducer and their Characteristics, SpecificationsSpecifications related to selection criterion for force, pressure, temperature and motion (Rotary or linear)Force : Load cell, Cantilever beam (Design aspect example).Pressure : Strain gauge, Piezoelectric, LVDT.Motion : Rotary and linear motions, Proximity sensors, Inductive, Capacitive and Magnetic.Temperature : Fiber optic temperature sensors.Ultrasonic transducers applications as position, Level, Flow etc.Signal Conditioning and Data Acquisition and ControllerUse of Wien bridge, Wheatstone bridge, Instrumentation amplifier (IC based AD 633, AD 522/524) for above sensors and transducers, Specifications of A/D and D/A converter related to mechatronics applications, Interfacing of inputs and outputs with microcontrollers with (89C series and PIC microcontroller), Interfacing of sensors with PLC, PLC's selection criterion and their specifications.Data Presentation and Data Logging SystemMagnetic recorder, Strip-chart recorder in mechatronics. Block diagram of typical interface IEEE 488 standard bus, RS232 standard, Multichannel data logger (Block diagram), C bus, HART protocols, Computer based data acquisition systemActuatorsConcept of actuators, Classification of actuators : Pneumatic Hydraulic and electrical actuators, Selection criterion of control valve and motors, Single acting and double acting cylinders.Electro-Pneumatic : Pneumatic motor, Valves.Electro-Hydraulic : 3/2 valves, 4/2 valves, 5/3 valvesElectrical actuation system : Selection criteria and specifications of stepper motors, Solenoid valves, Relays and servomotors.Cables : Power cable and signal cables.Study Different Applications of Mechatronics as CASE StudyCASE STUDY 1 : Mechatronics design of a coin counter.CASE STUDY 2 : Mechatronics design of a robotic walking machine.CASE STUDY 3 : Strain gauge/LVDT based weighing machine.CASE STUDY 4 : Rotary optical encoder.CASE STUDY 5 : Skip control of CD player.

Practical Robotics and Mechatronics

Marine, Space and Medical Applications

Author: Ikuo Yamamoto

Publisher: IET

ISBN: 184919968X


Page: 256

View: 1297

The basic theory and procedures for design and development for practical robotics and mechatronics are important for all students and engineers who wish to engage in the field. This book describes how to successfully create practical robotics and mechatronics, with an emphasis on marine, space and medical applications. New underwater vehicles, ships, robotic fish, unmanned aviation robotics, space robotics, and medical robotics are discussed, providing fruitful hints for creating new technologies. The author is one of the leading experts of modern robotics, with several prizes in the area and 30 years of experience of robotics development in Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., JAMSTEC, and academia. Researchers in robotics and mechatronics in academia and industry will find this a useful and practical book. Advanced students in electronic engineering with a focus on robotics, mechatronics, or control will also find it of interest.