Sensors in, for and by mechatronics: a symbiosis [Introduction]

Hancock, Nigel H. (2000) Sensors in, for and by mechatronics: a symbiosis [Introduction]. In: Mechatronics and machine vision. Robotics and Mechatronics (3). Research Studies Press, Baldock, United Kingdom, 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.
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: 26 Sep 2016 00:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: sensors; mechatronics
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090605 Photodetectors, Optical Sensors and Solar Cells
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering

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