Mechatronics, as the word suggests is an amalgamation of two words "mechanics" and "electronics". Also known as mechatronics engineering, it is a multidisciplinary branch of engineering with emphasis on mechanical engineering, electronics engineering, computer engineering, telecommunications engineering, control engineering, systems engineering, robotics engineering. Being an amalgamation of varied fields of engineering and works as a bridge between the methodologies of these engineering. It also serves as the foundation of machinery used in daily lives such as making televisions, fridges, smartphones, computers, etc and is widespread in industries such as software firms, technology, mining, manufacturing, defense, research, heavy engineering, consumer products, computer-aided design, and manufacturing.
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Following are some of the mechatronics projects, you can utilize those projects to learn more about mechatronics:
1. Biped Walking Robot: In this mechatronic project, you will learn and develop a biped walking robot that walks like a human with the help of servo motors and Arduino. As part of this mechatronic course, you will learn about things like robot locomotion, Arduino programming, etc.
2. Animatronic Hand: Animatronics is a technology where it replicates human motion like hand gesture, facial movement, etc. In this mechatronic project, you will develop an animatronic hand that replicates the user hand movement with the help of flex sensors and Arduino.
3. Robotic Arm: Robotic Arm is the most important robot which performs various tasks of automating all the steps in manufacturing. In this mechatronic project, you will develop a robotic arm that can be controlled using the smartphone over Bluetooth. Arduino is used to programming the robotic arm.
4. Hexapod Bluetooth Controlled: A hexapod robot is a famous mechanical robot that walks on six legs. In this mechatronic project, you will learn to develop a robot that imitates the crawling of the insect. It can able to walk on harsh terrains like marshlands, uneven platforms, rocks, etc. Also, these robots find applications in space exploration.
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In recent times, there has been increasing demand in the area of mechatronics and it’s the one most promising field. This technology is being used extensively for its efficient and reliable solutions where mechanical work is to be done in repeated fashion with great accuracy. This includes robots, automated guided vehicles, smart home appliances, human gesture-controlled devices, etc.
The scope for the job is widespread in fields such as automobile, robotics, aerospace, and aviation, gas and oil, transport, defense, manufacturing, telecom, metallurgy, bio mechatronics, biomedical systems. In India, organizations such as the Navy, the Army, the Air Force, DRDO, ISRO, etc. The demand increases if one moves out of India to countries such as the USA, UK, Russia, Germany. The work profile in the domain of Mechatronics can be a Robotics Engineer, Scientist, Research Engineer, Software Developer, Programmer, Automation Engineer, Machine Designer, Mechatronics Engineer, Control System Engineer. The initial salary for these professionals can be 2.5-5 lakhs per annum.
Mechatronics is aimed at designing new products, improving existing products and processes, creating new technology using novel concepts and developing new mechanisms.
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