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IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics

Issue 2 • Date June 1996

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  • Guest Editorial

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Ten years of mechatronic research and industrial applications in Finland

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):103 - 105
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    A mechatronics research program was carried out in Finland from 1987 to 1990 as a joint project between industry and research centers. The program stimulated cooperation between these partners and supported the companies' own R&D projects. It also encouraged individuals in companies, together with research centers, to contemplate future possibilities in an innovative, interdisciplinary way and in ... View full abstract»

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  • Mechatronics in the Netherlands

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):106 - 110
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    This article assesses the present situation of mechatronics in the Netherlands. After a short historical survey, it describes the postgraduate "mechatronic designer course", introduced in 1991. It deals with the principles of this course and how these principles have been implemented. Also, the activities of the Dutch government in cooperation with the industrial mechatronics community to enhance ... View full abstract»

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  • Mechatronics design for product enhancement

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):111 - 119
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    Mechatronics and its development in the UK are discussed, with particular reference to applications-oriented research. The educational requirements for mechatronics are analyzed, and a description is given of how they have been addressed in the UK. Various examples are given of professional and company issues which have arisen as a consequence of mechatronic developments in the UK. Examples of mec... View full abstract»

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  • Mechatronics for the design of human-oriented machines

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):120 - 126
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    One of the topics of mechatronics is the design of "intelligent" machines, thus making them different from previous ones and allowing more sophisticated cooperation between humans and machines. Such machines are expected to emulate human skills and to communicate and interact with their human users on an appropriate level. The requirements for such human-oriented machines and the implications on t... View full abstract»

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  • Mechatronics-a powerful concurrent engineering framework

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):127 - 136
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    Mechatronics is emerging as a concurrent-engineering thinking framework in the process of designing complex machines. It is argued that mechatronics can be defined as the science of motion control. The different steps in the evolution from smart machines to intelligent autonomous systems are discussed and illustrated with many examples, mainly taken from the author's research experience. View full abstract»

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  • Micromechatronics in medicine

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):137 - 148
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    Micromechatronic systems integrate miniature precision mechanisms, actuators, sensors, and embedded control. They are suitable for application in the medical field particularly when miniaturization, reliability, and intimate interaction with the human body are required. Medical applications not only motivate the miniaturization of mechatronic systems, but also encourage the development of novel co... View full abstract»

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  • Mechatronics for a new robot generation

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):149 - 157
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    The paper outlines the DLR's mechatronic developments in the robotics area over the last five years. They aim at designing a new multisensory, modularly configurable lightweight robot generation in a unified and integral way. A first step in this direction has been the development of a complex multisensory gripper. It turned out to be a key element in ROTEX, the first real robot in space that flew... View full abstract»

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  • Grasping with hydraulic fingers-an example of mechatronics

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):158 - 167
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    Grasping, regrasping, and manipulation with an artificial hand being composed of several fingers require control strategies to assure reasonable cooperation of the fingers with respect to an object. This paper presents such concepts. They are verified by a hand with four hydraulic fingers, which together with control and power electronics, represent a typical mechatronic system. View full abstract»

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  • Another language for describing motions of mechatronics systems: a nonlinear position-dependent circuit theory

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):168 - 180
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    Dynamics and control of nonlinear mechanical systems and advanced mechatronic systems can be investigated more vividly and efficiently by using corresponding nonlinear position-dependent circuits that describe Lagrange's equations of motions and interactions with objects or/and task environments. Such expressions of Lagrange's equations via nonlinear circuits are indebted to lumped-parameter discr... View full abstract»

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  • Robust tracking control of mechatronic arms

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):181 - 188
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    A robust tracking control scheme based on variable structure systems (VSS) theory is presented to cope with the uncertainties and parameter variations in mechatronic arm dynamics. A modification of VSS is used to remove its restrictions with regard to chattering and required control efforts. By blending VSS with a self-organizing controller (SOC), a sliding mode self-organizing controller (SLIMSOC... View full abstract»

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IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics encompasses all practical aspects of the theory and methods of mechatronics, the synergetic integration of mechanical engineering with electronic and intelligent computer control in the design and manufacture of industrial products and processes.

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Editor-in-Chief
Okyay Kaynak
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Bogazici University
34342 Istanbul, Turkey
okyay.kaynak@boun.edu.tr