Sensors in, for and by mechatronics: a symbiosis

Hancock, Nigel (2000) Sensors in, for and by mechatronics: a symbiosis. In: Mechatronics and machine vision. Robotics and Mechatronics Series (3). Research Studies Press, Baldock, Hertfordshire, England, pp. 101-103. ISBN 0 86380 261 3

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Sensors are central to mechatronic systems. This is so because mechatronic systems are esseritiaiIy dependent on information. Some of this inforniation is provided a priori, via programming of embedded microprocessors, but most is acquired during operation via sensory subsystems. Indeed the functioning of most mechatronic systems is critically dependent on these subsystems. (Machine vision subsystems are, of course, fundamentally sensors and can provide very rich information input.) But the interrelation of mechatronics and sensor technology is wider than this. Sensory subsystems within mechatronic systems - and vice versa - can fulfill a range of purposes: these may be grouped as follows: Sensors embedded within mechatronic systems. Sensing capabilities enhanced by mechatronics. The use of mechatronics to create 'a sensor'.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Proceedings of the 7th Annual Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice. Published version deposited with permission of the Editor. 2 print copies held in USQ Library at call no. 621 Mec.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2009 01:58
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2011 01:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: sensors, mechatronics
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified

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