The Culinary Art of MechatronicsGood cooks know good ingredients make good dishes. Cooking up good mechatronic systems also takes the right hardware and software.
SolidWorks Acquires CircuitWorksSolidWorks steps up its mechatronics efforts by acquiring Priware, extending its suite with the CircuitWorks tool, which integrates ECAD files directly into 3-D models. Read More
Designing a Mechatronics Curriculum: A Case Study of Chico StateSo, what is a mechatronics degree, anyway? One of the only schools in the country to offer an ABET accredited, undergraduate four-year degree in Mechatronics Engineering, we look at what Chico students are learning in this 3 part series. Read More
Chopping the Noise Gain to Measure Op Amp in Real TimeA new method of chopping input noise allows you to measure an op amp's offset voltage in real time. Read More
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Engineering Needs a Better ImageMechatronics on Campus Why are engineers not as well-regarded as scientists? doctors? CEOs? Lawyers? The schooling isn't any easier, that's for sure. Is it image? Read More
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Nexi, MIT's Newest Humanoid - VIDEO Check out Nexi, the newest robot from the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Lab. Nexi is a small humanoid robot that exhibits emotions. It has 5 degrees of freedom and moves around in a segway fashion. Watch Now
BigDog the Robot - VIDEO Check out the latest video of BigDog, BostonDynamics's mule-sized robot that can cross any terrain. BigDog has an on-board computer that controls locomotion, servos the legs and handles a wide variety of sensors. Watch Now
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For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.