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From grading and preparing harvested vegetables to the tactile probing of a patient's innermost recesses, mechatronics has become part of our way of life. The addition of senses and computing intelligence to blend with mechanical actuation gives rise to a breed of new machines with all the best attributes of a robot. Here we find educational robots competing under water and dancing on land. Surgical robots drill precision holes in the skull while others direct radiation treatment or extract blood from an umbilical cord. Machine vision manages beer kegs and automated paint spraying, while controlling feral animals and the watering of cotton crops. Although there is no shortage of theoretical and technical detail in these chapters, they have the common theme that they describe work that has been applied in practice. They are vital reading both for students of mechatronics and for engineers harnessing its power to create new products.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5" Weight: 1.65 lbs.
Release Date Dec 20, 2007
ISBN 3540740260 ISBN13 9783540740261
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More About John Billingsley & Robin Bradbeer
JOHN BILLINGSLEY, PhD, is Professor of Mechatronic Engineering at the University ofSouthern Queensland, Australia. He is the founder or cofounder of several companies that have marketed innovations from embedded software for domestic cookers to hospital systems that capture and analyze the menu choices of patients, wall-climbing robots for the nuclear industry that assess and improve the safety of power station containment vessels, and vision-guided self-steering tractors.
John Billingsley was born in 1952 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Southern Queensland, Queensland, Australia.