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Mechatronics

Book Description

The term Mechatronics is a combination of the words "mechanics" and "electronics". It is the blending of mechanical, electronic, and computer engineering into an integrated design and implementation. Mechatronics systems employ microprocessors and software as well as special-purpose electronics.

The main objective of this interdisciplinary engineering field is the study of automated devices (e.g. robots) from an engineering perspective, thinking about the design of products and manufacturing processes. Today, mechatronics is having a significant and increasing impact on engineering - in the design, development, and operation of engineering systems. Mechatronics systems and products are well established in a great number of industries, such as the aircraft, automotive, computer, electronics, robotics/automation, manufacturing systems, computerized machine tools, communications, and biomedical industries.

This book provides details on recent advances in mechatronics, and can be used as a guidebook for final undergraduate engineering courses (for example, mechanical, electronic, computer engineering) or as a reference to the subject of mechatronics at the postgraduate level. It can also serve as a useful reference for academics, mechatronics researchers, mechanical, electronic and computer engineers, and professionals in areas related to mechatronics and robotics.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Preface
  5. Chapter 1: Mechatronics Systems Based on CAD/CAM
    1. 1.1. Introduction
    2. 1.2. Five-axis NC machine tool with a tilting head
    3. 1.3. Three-axis NC machine tool with a rotary unit
    4. 1.4. Articulated-type industrial robot
    5. 1.5. Desktop Cartesian-type robot
    6. 1.6. Conclusions
    7. 1.7. Bibliography
  6. Chapter 2: Modeling and Control of Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Actuators for Mechatronics Applications
    1. 2.1. Introduction
    2. 2.2. Electromechanical IPMC model
    3. 2.3. IPMC stepper motor
    4. 2.4. Robotic rotary joint
    5. 2.5. Discussions
    6. 2.6. Concluding remarks
    7. 2.7. Bibliography
  7. Chapter 3: Modeling and Simulation of Analog Angular Sensors for Manufacturing Purposes
    1. 3.1. Introduction
    2. 3.2. Pancake resolver model
    3. 3.3. Simulation and experimental results
    4. 3.4. Conclusions
    5. 3.5. Acknowledgment
    6. 3.6. Bibliography
  8. Chapter 4: Robust Control of Atomic Force Microscopy
    1. 4.1. Introduction
    2. 4.2. Repetitive control of the vertical direction motion
    3. 4.3. MIMO disturbance observer control of the lateral directions
    4. 4.4. Concluding remarks
    5. 4.5. Acknowledgments
    6. 4.6. Bibliography
  9. Chapter 5: Automated Identification
    1. 5.1. Introduction
    2. 5.2. Serial binary barcode
    3. 5.3. Two-dimensional binary barcode
    4. 5.4. Ternary barcode
    5. 5.5. RFID
    6. 5.6. Application examples
    7. 5.7. Concluding remarks
    8. 5.8. Acknowledgments
    9. 5.9. Bibliography
  10. Chapter 6: An Active Orthosis for Gait Rehabilitation
    1. 6.1. Introduction
    2. 6.2. Compliant active orthosis design
    3. 6.3. Modeling
    4. 6.4. Control
    5. 6.5. Simulation results
    6. 6.6. Conclusions
    7. 6.7. Acknowledgment
    8. 6.8. Bibliography
  11. Chapter 7: Intelligent Assistive Knee Exoskeleton
    1. 7.1. Introduction
    2. 7.2. Overview of knee exoskeleton system
    3. 7.3. Modeling and control of pneumatic artificial muscle (PAM)
    4. 7.4. Modeling of high-speed on/off solenoid valve
    5. 7.5. Self-organizing fuzzy control
    6. 7.6. Surface electromyography
    7. 7.7. Hardware implementation
    8. 7.8. Concluding remarks
    9. 7.9. Acknowledgment
    10. 7.10. Bibliography
  12. List of Authors
  13. Index