From mechatronics to the Cloud

David Bradley*, David Russell, Peter Hehenberger, Jorge Azorin-Lopez, Steve Watt, Christopher Milne

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    Abstract

    At its conception mechatronics was viewed purely in terms of the ability to integrate the technologies of mechanical and electrical engineering with computer science to transfer functionality, and hence complexity, from the mechanical domain to the software domain. However, as technologies, and in particular computing technologies, have evolved so the nature of mechatronics has changed from being purely associated with essentially stand-alone systems such as robots to providing the smart objects and systems which are the building blocks for Cyber-Physical Systems, and hence for Internet of Things and Cloud-based systems. With the possible advent of a 4th Industrial Revolution structured around these systems level concepts, mechatronics must again adapt its world view, if not its underlying technologies, to meet this new challenge.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationReinventing mechatronics
    Subtitle of host publicationdeveloping future directions for mechatronics
    EditorsXiu T. Yan, David Bradley, David Russell, Philip Moore
    Place of PublicationCham
    PublisherSpringer
    Chapter3
    Pages17-33
    Number of pages17
    ISBN (Electronic)9783030291310
    ISBN (Print)9783030291303
    DOIs
    Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 15 Jan 2020

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    Bradley, D., Russell, D., Hehenberger, P., Azorin-Lopez, J., Watt, S., & Milne, C. (2020). From mechatronics to the Cloud. In X. T. Yan, D. Bradley, D. Russell, & P. Moore (Eds.), Reinventing mechatronics: developing future directions for mechatronics (pp. 17-33). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-29131-0_3
    Bradley, David ; Russell, David ; Hehenberger, Peter ; Azorin-Lopez, Jorge ; Watt, Steve ; Milne, Christopher. / From mechatronics to the Cloud. Reinventing mechatronics: developing future directions for mechatronics. editor / Xiu T. Yan ; David Bradley ; David Russell ; Philip Moore. Cham : Springer, 2020. pp. 17-33
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    From mechatronics to the Cloud. / Bradley, David; Russell, David; Hehenberger, Peter; Azorin-Lopez, Jorge; Watt, Steve; Milne, Christopher.

    Reinventing mechatronics: developing future directions for mechatronics. ed. / Xiu T. Yan; David Bradley; David Russell; Philip Moore. Cham : Springer, 2020. p. 17-33.

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    Bradley D, Russell D, Hehenberger P, Azorin-Lopez J, Watt S, Milne C. From mechatronics to the Cloud. In Yan XT, Bradley D, Russell D, Moore P, editors, Reinventing mechatronics: developing future directions for mechatronics. Cham: Springer. 2020. p. 17-33 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-29131-0_3