Terry Denery, MathWorks
Greg Wolff, MathWorks
Although robotics is the iconic example of a mechatronic system, in reality everything from toasters and vacuum cleaners to airplanes, space craft, and automobiles fall into this category. As the name implies, mechatronic systems are developed by a team that has a broad skill set in mechanics, electronics, controls, and software. In this series, MATLAB® and Simulink® work together as a simulation platform that represents each of these engineering domains. Discover the value that MATLAB and Simulink have in addressing several interdisciplinary design challenges, such as selecting and controlling electric motors that power the precise motion of mechanical systems. Several of the videos demonstrate rapid deployment of models to real hardware. This illustrates how to use quick tests in order to get important checks on your simulations.