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Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

1997

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Development Of A Mechatronics Design Studio, Sema E. Alptekin Jun 1997

Development Of A Mechatronics Design Studio, Sema E. Alptekin

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Mechatronics is a combination of mechanics, electronics and information technology intended to raise the intelligence level and flexibility of products and devices. There is a need to develop programs and laboratories in Mechatronics to create an understanding of how new technologies influence the traditional methods of designing products and manufacturing systems. A model "Mechatronics Design Studio" has recently been developed to support the Mechatronics and Manufacturing Automation courses offered at Cal Poly's Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department. Laboratory experiments have been developed and several student projects have been completed. In this paper, an overview of the design studio and ...