Mechatronics & the cloud

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

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    Conventionally, the engineering design process has assumed that the design team is able to exercise control over all elements of the design, either directly or indirectly in the case of sub-systems through their specifications. The introduction of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and the Internet of Things (IoT) means that a design team’s ability to have control over all elements of a system is no longer the case, particularly as the actual system configuration may well be being dynamically reconfigured in real-time according to user (and vendor) context and need. Additionally, the integration of the Internet of Things with elements of Big Data means that information becomes a commodity to be autonomously traded by and between systems, again according to context and need, all of which has implications for the privacy of system users. The paper therefore considers the relationship between mechatronics and cloud-based
    technologies in relation to issues such as the distribution of functionality and user privacy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th Mechatronics Forum International Conference
    EditorsXiu-Tian Yan, David Bradley, Philip Moore
    Place of PublicationGlasgow
    PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde Publishing
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)9781909522374
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2018
    EventMechatronics 2018 - Reinventing Mechatronics: 16th Mechatronics Forum International Conference - University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Duration: 19 Sep 201821 Sep 2018
    Conference number: 16


    ConferenceMechatronics 2018 - Reinventing Mechatronics
    Abbreviated titleMechatronics 2018
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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    • Big data
    • Fog computing
    • Mechatronics system design
    • Privacy
    • The Cloud


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