Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Mechatronic Systems


Edited by Annalisa Milella

Institute of Intelligent Systems for Automation, Italy


Grazia Cicirelli

National Research Council, Italy

Mechatronics, the synergistic blend of mechanics, electronics, and computer science, has evolved over the past twenty five years, leading to a novel stage of engineering design. By integrating the best design practices with the most advanced technologies, mechatronics aims at realizing high-quality products, guaranteeing at the same time a substantial reduction of time and costs of manufacturing. Mechatronic systems are manifold and range from machine components, motion generators, and power producing machines to more complex devices, such as robotic systems and transportation vehicles. With its twenty chapters, which collect contributions from many researchers worldwide, this book provides an excellent survey of recent work in the field of mechatronics with applications in various fields, like robotics, medical and assistive technology, human-machine interaction, unmanned vehicles, manufacturing, and education. We would like to thank all the authors who have invested a great deal of time to write such interesting chapters, which we are sure will be valuable to the readers. Chapters 1 to 6 deal with applications of mechatronics for the development of robotic systems. Medical and assistive technologies and human-machine interaction systems are the topic of chapters 7 to 13.Chapters 14 and 15 concern mechatronic systems for autonomous vehicles. Chapters 16-19 deal with mechatronics in manufacturing contexts. Chapter 20 concludes the book, describing a method for the installation of mechatronics education in schools.

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Mechatronic SystemsApplicationsEdited by Annalisa Milella

Published: March 1st 2010

DOI: 10.5772/206

ISBN: 978-953-307-040-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5892-9

Copyright year: 2010

Books open for chapter submissions

72787 Total Chapter Downloads

26 Crossref Citations

18 Web of Science Citations

41 Dimensions Citations


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1. A Bio-Inspired Small-Sized Wall-Climbing Caterpillar Robot

By Houxiang Zhang, Wei Wang, Juan Gonzalez-Gomez and Jianwei Zhang


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2. RFID Technology for Mobile Robot Surveillance

By Annalisa Milella, Donato Di Paola and Grazia Cicirelli


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3. Contact Sensor for Robotic Application

By Petr Krejci


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4. Develop a Multiple Interface Based Fire Fighting Robot

By Ting L. Chien, Kuo Lan Su and Sheng Ven Shiau


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5. Develop a Power Detection and Diagnosis Module for Mobile Robots

By Kuo-Lan Su, Jr-Hung Guo and Jheng-Shiann Jhuang


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6. Design and Implementation of Intelligent Space: a Component Based Approach

By Takeshi Sasaki and Hideki Hashimoto


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7. Application of Robotic and Mechatronic Systems to Neurorehabilitation

By Stefano Mazzoleni, Paolo Dario, Maria Chiara Carrozza and Eugenio Guglielmelli


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8. Wearable Sensor System for Human Dynamics Analysis

By Tao Liu, Yoshio Inoue, Kyoko Shibata and Rencheng Zheng


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9. Postural Mechatronic Assistant for Laparoscopic Solo Surgery (PMASS)

By Arturo Minor Martinez and Daniel Lorias Espinoza


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10. Model-Based Fault Detection and Isolation for a Powered Wheelchair

By Masafumi Hashimoto, Fumihiro Itaba and Kazuhiko Takahashi


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11. Electric Wheelchair Navigation Simulators: why, when, how?

By Patrick Abellard, Iadaloharivola Randria, Alexandre Abellard, Mohamed Moncef Ben Khelifa and Pascal Ramanantsizehena


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12. Magneto-Rheological Technology for Human-Machine Interaction

By Jose Lozada, Samuel Roselier, Florian Periquet, Xavier Boutillon and Moustapha Hafez


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13. Impedance Control of Two D.O.F. CPM Device for Elbow Joint

By Shota Miyaguchi, Nobutomo Matsunaga and Shigeyasu Kawaji


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14. A Far Sign Recognition by Applying Super-Resolution to Extracted Regions from Successive Frames

By Hitoshi Yamauchi, Atsuhiro Kojima and Takao Miyamoto


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15. Mechatronics Design of an Unmanned Ground Vehicle for Military Applications

By Pekka Appelqvist, Jere Knuuttila and Juhana Ahtiainen


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16. Unidirectional Feeding of Submillimeter Microparts Along a Sawtooth Surface with Horizontal and Symmetric Vibrations

By Atsushi Mitani and Shinichi Hirai


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17. Palletizing Simulator Using Optimized Pattern and Trajectory Generation Algorithm

By SungJin Lim, SeungNam Yu, ChangSoo Han and MaingKyu Kang


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18. Implementation of an Automatic Measurements System for LED Dies on Wafer

By Hsien-Huang P. Wu, Jing-Guang Yang, Ming-Mao Hsu and Soon-Lin Chen, Ping-Kuo Weng and Ying-Yih Wu


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19. Advanced Manufacturing Technology Projects Justification

By Josef Hynek and Vaclav Janecek


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20. Installation of Mechatronics Education Using the MindStorms for Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, O.N.C.T

By Tatsushi Tokuyasu


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