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Mechatronics:

Education, Research & Development

Modified by: Prof. Bob Twiggs


Morehead State University

Education

Research

Development

What is the Mechatronics?


Mechatronics basically refers to mechanical electrical
systems and is centered on mechanics, electronics,
computing and control which, combined, make possible
the generation of simpler, more economical, reliable and
versatile systems.

What is the Mechatronics?

Uni North Carolina

Mechatronics Curricula

Introduction to engineering (Eng. math, physics, chemistry,


mechanical systems, Eng. drawing, etc.),
Engineering software; Basic Language at MSU for SSE 120
Fundamental of mechanical system design and analysis
Electronic devices, circuits and systems
Digital systems, computer architecture and computer interface
Robotics (sensors, actuators, control, vision, AI, etc.)
Instrumentation and measurements
SolidWorks CAD Design
Embedded systems, sensors, actuators and software
Integrated mechanical/electrical systems

Mechatronics Labs
Computer software

Embedded systems
CAD
Digital electronics
Electronics
Electrical/mechanical applications

Embedded

Systems

A combination of hardware and software which


together form a component of a Mechatronics
systems. An embedded system is designed to
run on its own without human intervention, and
may be required to respond to events in real
time.

Embedded Systems in Automotive


Applications
Entertainment
Generation II ABS
Heads-up monitoring
Night vision
Back-up collision sensor
Navigation
Tire pressure sensing

Adaptive control
Satellite services radio/GPS
Tele-operation
Software control
Rain-sensing
Auto parking
Simulators
Testing

Hardware, Software, and Firmware


Hardware is the name given to the physical devices and circuitry
of the computer.
Software refers to the programs written for the computer.
Firmware is the term given to programs stored in ROMs or in
Programmable devices which permanently keep their stored
information.

Robotics Curricula
Introduction to Robotics: Different types of robot platforms (humanoid, Carlike, miniature, manipulators, animators, indoor, outdoor, space robots, medical
robots, under water robots, locomotion, areal robots, educational robots, legged
robots, mobile robots, robot simulators etc.)
Path Planning: objectives and methods (Voronoi, Bug, potential field, visibility,
reactive, road map).

Environment modeling: the general meaning and the applied techniques


(occupancy grid, topological graphs, integrated, 3D modeling)
.
Distributed sensors: IR, laser, sonar, E-nose, vision, artificial skin, artificial ear
etc.
Robot actuators: Hydraulic, pneumatic and electric drives (DC, Ac, servo, and
stepper motors)
Self localization: Introduction and techniques (SLAM, Markov, Bayes network,
expectation maximizing, maximum likelihood).

Robot Platforms (1)

Indoor Robots

DLR Gripper

Outdoor Robots

NASA Mars Rover

Robot Base Station

Asimo Humanoid

KUKA Manipulator

Robot Platforms (2)

Snake Robot

HEXAPOD Robot

Micro Robot

Flying UAV

Big Dog Robot

Underwater Robot

Robot Platforms (3)

Robot educational kits

CCD Camera

Compass

IR PSD

Servo motor

Robot sensors

Sonar

Laser ranger

Robot Platforms (4)

NXT Intelligent Brick

Sound Sensor

key transponder

Servo Motor

Light Sensor

Accelerometer Sensor

Touch Sensor

Compass Sensor

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT

Ultrasonic Sensor

Stepper, AC and DC Motors

Pc Board

Serial/paralell
GPIB

CAN BUS

Buses: USB
USB (Universal Serial Bus)
USB cables are hot swappable which allows users to connect and
disconnect the cable while the computer is on without any physical
damage to the cable.

USB Logo

USB Type A & B

USB mini

Buses: USB
USB Specifications:
A unique connector
Hub topology
Auto detection and configuration
Low power
High Performance
Supports up to 127 external devices
Provides power
BW:USB 1.1: 12 Mb/s, USB 2.0: 480 Mb/s

Buses: USB
USB Topology:
Maximum cable length of 30 meters
Maximum of five non-root hubs
Only a function is allowed in tier 7
Maximum of six segments
Hub at center of each star
Each segment 5m max
Tiered star

Buses: USB
USB Devices:
HUB
Simplifies USB Connectivity
Detect attach and detach
Functions
USB devices that transmit or receive data

BUSES: CAN
Controllerarea network (CAN or CAN-bus) is a vehicle bus
standard designed to allow microcontrollers and devices to
communicate with each other within a vehicle without a host computer.
The CAN Bus is an automotive bus developed by Robert Bosch, which
has quickly gained acceptance into the automotive and aerospace
industries. CAN is a serial bus protocol to connect individual systems
and sensors as an alternative to conventional multi-wire looms. It
allows automotive components to communicate on a single or dualwire networked data bus up to 1Mbps.

BUSES: CAN
In 2006, over 70% of all automobiles
sold in North America will utilize CAN
Bus technology. Beginning in 2008, the
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
requires 100% of the vehicles sold in the
USA to use the CAN Bus communication
protocol while the European Union has
similar laws. Several new after market
devices have been introduced into the
market that utilize the CAN Bus protocol
but until now, there have been no new
devices that assist the aging after market
remote starter and alarm system
technology. Now there is an after market
module that offers remote starter and
alarm connectivity to the CAN Bus
communication protocol.

Engineering Software

Matlab

Labview

HP-VEE

Linux

SolidWorks PowerSHAPE

IDL

Qt

PowerMILL

Mathematica

Mathcad

CopyCAD

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