Mechatronics, a synergistic combination of mechanical, electronic and computing engineering technologies, is a truly multidisciplinary approach to engineering. New products based on mechatronic principles are demonstrating reduced mechanical complexity, increased performance and often previously impossible capabilities. This book contains the papers presented at the UK Mechatronics Forum's 6th International Conference, held in Skövde, Sweden, in September 1998. Many of these high-quality papers illustrate the tremendous influence of mechatronics on such areas as manufacturing machinery, automotive engineering, textiles manufacture, robotics, and real-time control and vision systems. There are also papers describing developments in sensors, actuators, control and data processing techniques, such as fuzzy logic and neural networks, all of which have practical application to mechatronic systems.
For researchers and academics with an interest in electrical, mechanical and computer engineering. Also for industrialists working in research and development in the manufacturing, automotive, textile, robotics and computer vision industries.
Mechatronics '98, 1st Edition
Chapter headings and selected papers:
Foreword. Control and its Applications 1.
Control of flexible assembly systems with a fault recovery capability (W.H.R. Yeung, P.R. Moore). Control and its Applications 2.
Synthesis and analysis of feedback linearization for pneumatic actuator control systems (F. Xiang, J. Wikander). Control and its Applications 3.
A modelling framework for design and analysis of distributed real-time control implementations (O. Redell, M. Törngren). Control and its Applications 4.
A high-precision positioning servo-controller using non-sinusoidal two-phase type PLL (L. Wang, T. Emura). Mechatronics in Production 1.
Smooth trajectory planning for planar laser cutting system (M. Rodic et al.
). Mechatronics in Production 2.
Electronic reconfiguration in flexible winding type machines (N. Jakeman et al.
). Control and its Applications 5.
Mechatronics for moving machinery - a precision, multi-axis, high speed and acceleration winch system (N. Darracott, M. Honeywill). Control and its Applications 6.
Modeling of a distributed, non-steady state, thermal system for the purpose of control (M.M. Chen et al.
). Robotics 1.
A flexible end-effector for robotized assembly (J.A.N. Loureiro, M.P.F.S. Gomes). Robotics 2.
Smooth robust control for robot manipulators (B.W. Bekit et al.
). Mobile Robots and AGVs 1.
New workhorse for lumberjacks (P. Vähä et al.
). Mobile Robots and AGVs 2.
Architecture for embedded systems in vehicles and mobile machinery (B.T. Henoch). Walking Robots.
An intelligent mechatronic architecture for hexapod control (M.J. Randall et al.
). Mobile Robots and AGVs 3.
Simulation and emulation of sensor systems for intelligent vehicles (S. Ujvari et al.
). Mobile Robots and AGVs 4.
Artificial evolution of street-crossing robots (M. Wahde). Novel Sensors and Actuators 1.
Control of piezo actuated mechanisms (J. van Dijk). Novel Sensors and Acutuators 2.
New polarized electromagnetic actuators as integrated mechatronic components – design and application (E. Kallenbach et al.
). Design 1.
Mechatronic development environment for precision engineering (H. Grabowski et al.
). Design 2.
Design methodology of application specific integrated circuits for mechatronic systems (F.-M. Renner et al.
). Novel Sensors and Actuators 3.
Wireless remote sensing and identification by using passive SAW devices (W. Buff, M. Goroll). Vision in Real-Time Control.
A vision assisted mechatronic system for arc welding (L.G. Trabasso, C.E.F. Silva). Mechatronics in Non-Industrial Applications.
Features of the lateral active pneumatic suspensions in the ETR 470 high speed train (M. Sorli et al.
). Mechatronics Education.
Training of experts in mechatronics in Moscow Bauman State Technical University (N.A. Lakota et al.
). Mechatronics Education/Mechatronics in the Textile Industries.
TESLA - a modular system for laboratory automation (M. Robrecht). Mechatronics in the Textile Industries.
Digital drive system for stitch length control in circular knitting (T. Dias et al
.). Calibration, Measurement and Inspection.
Estimation of workpiece quality by using state observer (M. Shiraishi, S. Aoshima). Virtual Reality/Teleoperation.
A novel 3D input device, with 6 DoF, prototype based mechanically on a gyro and electronically via an FPGA (P.E. Jones). Teleoperation.
Development of an electropneumatic device for remotely sensed manipulation (C. Ferraresi et al.
). System Modeling and Simulation 1.
3-D graphical simulation for agile modular machine systems (J. Adolfsson et al.
). System Modeling and Simulation 2.
Integrated computer aided programming (CAP) system for robots in reverse engineering applications (P. Leonov). Author index.