A humanoid robot moving waving its left arm.

Mechatronics occupies the intersection of mechanical systems, electrical systems, control systems, and computers. It has applications for robotics, like this humanoid robot. (Photograph courtesy of fiahless on flickr.)


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Fall 2014



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This is a laboratory-based course, and the accompanying assignments are available in the Labs section.

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This course is an introduction to designing mechatronic systems, which require integration of the mechanical and electrical engineering disciplines within a unified framework. There are significant laboratory-based design experiences. Topics covered in the course include: Low-level interfacing of software with hardware; use of high-level graphical programming tools to implement real-time computation tasks; digital logic; analog interfacing and power amplifiers; measurement and sensing; electromagnetic and optical transducers; control of mechatronic systems.

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David Trumper. 2.737 Mechatronics. Fall 2014. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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