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IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine

Issue 2 • Date June 2001

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  • Mechatronics education [Guest editorial]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 4
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  • Integrating mechatronics into a mechanical engineering curriculum

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):35 - 38
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    We present what we believe is a more manageable approach to enhancing a mechatronics-based mechanical engineering program-a stepwise method to restructure a traditional mechanical engineering curriculum with a mechatronics theme. The result can be a curriculum with contemporary emphasis, enhanced content, and improved sequencing and coupling of traditional topics including modeling and analysis, c... View full abstract»

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  • Grasping the interdisciplinarity of mechatronics

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):27 - 34
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    The two technical universities of Switzerland, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPTL) and Zurich (ETHZ), have a long tradition in mechatronics education. One successful part of this education at ETHZ is a lecture called Smart Product Design with a main emphasis on hands-on experience. Apart from providing the basics of mechatronics, the students work on a real mobile robot sy... View full abstract»

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  • Learning while doing: practical robotics education

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):39 - 43
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    The students of today are likely to see current advanced products as black boxes. However, trying to open the black boxes is crucially important for the students who are going to be researchers or technical experts. Based on this idea, the curriculum of our department concerning practical robotics education was planned to cultivate the fundamental spirit of students for designing/manufacturing val... View full abstract»

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  • Is anything really new in mechatronics education?

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):12 - 19
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    Yes, there is something new in the way mechanical engineers are expected to design and in the way professors must now teach design. To illustrate how one institution is helping mechanical engineers to become mechatronics engineers, the article describes the undergraduate program in mechatronics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and in particular, the integration of the theory covered in lecture... View full abstract»

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  • “Competing” for a robotics education

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):44 - 55
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    A strategy for integrating robot design competitions into courses in order to maximize learning experience and promote intellectual development is presented. The use of competitions fosters students' intellectual maturity, showing, inter alia, that there may be more than one correct answer to a problem View full abstract»

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  • The science and education of mechatronics engineering

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):20 - 26
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    We try to get to the heart of multidisciplinary engineering, of which mechatronics is an excellent example, and point out how the integration of disciplines leads to new degrees of freedom in design and corresponding research directions that otherwise would not have been investigated. This is the major contribution achieved by a multidisciplinary approach to engineering science; it leads to a new ... View full abstract»

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Laboratory of Biomedical Robotics
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