The Mechatronics Lab provides state of the art facilities and experimental setups to learn and enjoy the field of mechatronics. Modern society depends on mechatronic-based systems for modern conveniences. From intelligent appliances to safety features in cars such as air bags, and antilock brakes, mechatronic systems are widely used in every day life.
The term “mechatronics” was coined by Yasakawa Electric Company more than 40 years ago to refer to the use of electronics in mechanical control (i.e. ‘mecha’ from mechanical engineering and ‘tronics’ from electrical or electronics engineering). Today, it’s generally defined as study concerned with the design, selection, analysis, and control of systems that combine mechanical elements with electronics components, including computers and or/microcontrollers.
The URI Mechatronics Lab is coordinated by Mechanical, Industrial & Systems Engineering Professor Musa Jouaneh.