Mechatronics

Mechatronics

is where electronics meets mechanical engineering, computing, optics, actuators, sensors, digital controls, and robotics. From its inception in computer-controlled machining and factory automation, mechatronics has incorporated these engineering disciplines and more, plus bioengineering and nanotechnology. Mechatronic devices include disk drives, cameras, imaging systems, and antilock brakes. Their complexity spurs the development of multiphysics in simulation and engineering analysis.