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Mechatronic engineering is the intersection of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science.
Originally, the field of mechatronics was intended to be nothing more than a combination of mechanics and electronics, hence the name being a portmanteau of mechanics and electronics ; however, as the complexity of technical systems continued to evolve, the definition had been broadened to include more technical areas.
Mechatronics may sound like something from a Transformers movie, and in a way, it’s not too far from what mechatronics is! That’s why you can find mechatronics engineers working with robots on the manufacturing floor, designing the cutting-edge control systems for our flow generators, and working with sensors to improve patient health.
Mechatronic engineers are like the multi-linguists of the engineering world. Mechatronics engineers like working with any system that involves writing code that controls electro-mechanical systems. Mechatronic Engineers typically leave university with a broad knowledge of mechanical and electrical engineering without much specializing in one or the other so you will often find them in different parts of the business! At ResMed, you will find mechatronic engineers in:
The ratio of robots to workers in the automotive industry is greater than the ratio of robots to workers in all other manufacturing industries combined.
Explanation: The Unimate was the first industrial robot which worked on a General Motors assembly line transporting die castings from an assembly line and welding the parts onto auto bodies. A dangerous task for workers!
Explanation: 140,000. Transistors are so small now that they measure a tiny 14 nanometers across. That’s just 14 times wider than DNA molecules!
Explanation: 15 Meters long. It Weighed 5 tons and consisted of about 750,000 separate parts!