Now in Mechatronics
Modular Exoskeleton Set for Commercialization
In 2014, Parker Hannifin Corp. plans to commercialize an exoskeleton developed at Vanderbilt University's Center for Intelligent Mechatronics, which enables people with severe spinal cord injuries to stand, walk, sit, and climb stairs.
The term “mechatronics” was first used 40 years ago and today, a multitude of companies embrace its principles. It emphasizes that mechanical, electrical, control, and software engineers all play a vital role in building electromechanical systems. Traditionally, companies that made mechanical systems let mechanical engineers lead, while those that made electronics assigned the lead to software and electrical engineers. However ,those lines of responsibility are being redefined.
An experimental gigapixel camera can capture real-time, billion-pixel images of dynamic events at astonishing resolution. It's a whole new way of looking at the world.
The MEMS Division provides a focal point for the Mechanical Engineers entering and practicing in the MEMS field.