Introduction of Mechatronics

Numbering Code U-ENG26 36114 LJ71
U-ENG26 36114 LJ72
Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Lecture
Target Year Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Wed.4
Instructor name MATSUNO FUMITOSHI (Graduate School of Engineering Professor)
ENDO TAKAHIRO (Graduate School of Engineering Associate Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course Study of the basics of mechatronics, a multidisciplinary technology field comprised of mechanical and electronic aspects. The lectures will describe the history and concepts that make up the field of mechatronics and explain the individual technologies and applications of mechatronics.

The individual technologies comprising mechatronics include sensor/actuator/computer interfaces, actuator control methods, and their mechanisms. In addition, we will discuss robot manipulators as an application of mechatronics and explain concepts related to kinematics and dynamics.
Course Goals The objective of this course is to cultivate an understanding of the basic concepts of mechatronics, a multidisciplinary field combining the principles of mechanical and electronic engineering. The course will pursue the following six objectives:

1. Understanding the history and development of the field of mechatronics.

2. Understanding the configuration of mechatronic systems.

3. Understanding and acquiring modes of thinking about mechatronic systems through the study of examples.

4. Study of the existing sensor and actuator systems and making selections.

5. Understanding computer control and the configuration of electronic machines that perform complex operations in different situations.

6. Understanding the basics of kinematics and dynamics of robotics as an application of mechatronic principles.
Schedule and Contents Mechatronics, 3 sessions
These sessions will explain the definition and history of mechatronics, and provide an overview of the basic configurational characteristics utilized in the field of mechatronics.

Mechatronic components, 6 sessions
These sessions will describe the interfaces between sensors, actuators, and computer components that make up mechatronic systems.

Mechanisms and controls, 3 sessions
These sessions will discuss the types of mechanical motion and their mechanisms in addition to the basic aspects of actuator control used in robotic systems.

Basics of robotics, 2 sessions
These sessions will discuss robot manipulators and provide an overview of the kinematics and dynamics concepts.

Confirmation of learning achievement, 1 session
Achievement of learning will be evaluated through a written test.

Course feedback, 1 session
Evaluation Methods and Policy Students will be evaluated primarily through tests, but points may also be earned from regular course assignments.
Course Requirements N/A
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Review the content of the lecture through report assignments.
Textbooks Textbooks/References Not used
References, etc. Introduced during lectures