Mechatronics Application

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Hey guys,

do you have any idea of mechatronics application in real life ? Maybe in industry, or in our everyday life ?

I heard a lot about robots, but I think they are rarely used in our life.

I want to make my thesis, and my friends want to make a quadcopter, a wind turbine, a spider cam, etc.

Please give me your ideas, any idea is appreciated.

Thanks !
 

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The first thing that comes to my mind is entertainment—things like store window displays or movie props.
 
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Hey, thanks for the idea !

I think it's quite good, however maybe my lecturer will prefer something that can help us a lot.
Mechatronics application in entertainment may help us, however my lecturer want a breakthrough, something that can help our life.

However, I will consider the idea.
Any other idea maybe ? I believe that you must have many experiences with various project through this forum :)

Thanks.
 
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Well, we already have single purpose household robots such as the Roomba for floors and the Mowbot for lawns, but neither one has any appreciable AI capability. Perhaps that can be improved upon. Extrapolating, primarily to benefit the handicapped, automated cooking and other aspects of meal preparation would be nice. It's a horrendously formidable task, but the payoff would be worth it. I suspect that if such is developed, it would be integrated into a full "smart house" system, but there's no reason not to work on subsystems independently.
Artificial pets are becoming more sophisticated every day, but there's still a long way to go toward realism. That might sound frivolous, but it isn't. When we put my mother in a care facility, I reclaimed my Lucy the cat from her. That was disheartening, so I bought her a robot replacement that looked almost exactly like Lucy. The brand name was something like "Fur-Real", and it was quite adorable. Subsequent generations have become even more life-like, but they're still not quite there. My mother clung to that thing almost every waking moment, so much so that the facility staff bought her a replacement a year later because the servos had worn out. That one expired in about a year as well, so they gave her a third one which outlived her. For someone who is lonely or just loves pets but can't have a real one due to allergies or an inability to care for one, an artificial replacement can be very gratifying. Perhaps you could improve upon the status quo in that field.
I have other stuff to do right now, but I'll think on it some more and let you know if I come up with anything else.
 
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Hey, thanks for the answer. That is a long one :bugeye:
So, you gave me some ideas and I really appreciate this. I will consider them and talk with my lecturer.
Thank you for your help and time.
 
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Not sure if this is too late but I'll drop off some input, as I'm being taught this currently :D

The Automotive industry is trying to break through with mechatronic systems. Things such as your ABS and cruise control work on these systems.

So I guess the future would be ideas like steer by wire systems. Such things like this, where the mechanical element is shortened and used with electronics instead.
 

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