Issue No. 02 - March/April (2003 vol. 5)
Kevin Craig , Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York
<p>Mechatronics is the synergistic combination of mechanical engineering, electronics, control systems, and computers. The key element in mechatronics is the integration through design of these areas from the very beginning of the design process?no afterthought addons allowed.</p>
K. Craig, "The Role of Computers in Mechatronics," in Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 5, no. , pp. 80-85, 2003.