The Technical Committee on Mechatronics formed by the International Federation for the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms, in Prague, Czech Republic, adopted the following definition for the term: Mechatronics is the synergistic combination of precision mechanical, electronic control and systems thinking in the design products and manufacturing process Due to developments in powerful computers, including microprocessors and Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICS), computational techniques, diverse technologies, advances in the design process of products and other factors, the field of mechatronics has evolved as a highly powerful and most cost effective means for product realization.
Table of Contents
1. Integrated Process Design and Control: A New Paradigm with Applications to Mechatronics 2. Mechatronic Systems Techniques in Computer Numerical Control of Machine Tools 3. Mechatronics Applied to Web Forming Processes 4. The Hot Strip Rolling Mill Looper: A Control Design Study 5. Thermomechatronics: Mechatronic Systems and Guidance Techniques in Thermal Manufacturing Process Control 6. Passivity Based Regulation of Nonlinear Continous Processes 7. Observer and Control Techniques for Bilinear Systems