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Title: Wireless communication technology for modular mechatronic controllers
Authors: Bright, G
Tlale, NS
Kumile, CM
Keywords: Wireless communication
ICT education
Communication technology
Modular mechatronics controllers
Modular mechatronics
Issue Date: Aug-2010
Publisher: Springer Publishers
Citation: Bright, G, Tlale, NS and Kumile, CM. 2010. Wireless communication technology for modular mechatronic controllers. Mechatronics in action: case studies in mechatronics: applications and education, pp 121-134
Series/Report no.: Workflow;5920
Abstract: Modular mechatronics systems comprise of mechatronics sub-systems that are functionally complete and can be independently operated. These sub-systems can be readily fitted and connected to, or in combination with, additional sub-systems. Advantages of modular Mechatronics design of systems include flexibility to changing environmental needs, low-cost due to standardization of the subsystems, inter-connect ability and inter-changeability of sub-systems with each other, and improved system reliability due to modular architecture. Communication technology allows for the systematic integration of mechatronics sub-systems in order to achieve complex integrated mechatronics system which would be difficult to achieve without the use of information technology (IT). Communication technology allows for the remote, real-time control of mechatronics systems e.g. the use of communication to send control signals from haptic device and feedback signals from robotic manipulator in robotics-aided surgery where the surgeon and patient are in different locations (e.g. countries).
Description: Copyrights: 2010 Springer. This is the author version of the work
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/4926
ISBN: 9781849960793
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