441 black & white illustrations, 28 black & white tables
Clarence W. De Silva, Farbod Khoshnoud, Li Maoqing, Saman K. Halgamuge
Table Of Contents
Mechatronic Engineering Clarence W. de Silva FUNDAMENTALS Modeling for Control of Rigid Bodies in 3-D Space Ibrahim Esat, Minoo Dabestani, William Mortel, and Steve Sewell Mechanics of Materials Yong Kang Chen Control of Mechatronic Systems Kok Kiong Tan and Andi Sudjana Putra Introduction to Sensors and Signal Processing Diogo Montalvao Bio-MEMS Sensors and Actuators Farbod Khoshnoud, Clarence W. de Silva, and Ibrahim Esat System Identification in Human Adaptive Mechatronics Bin Xi and Clarence W. de Silva Intelligent Robotic Systems Muhammad Tahir Khan, Clarence W. de Silva, and Javaid Iqbal APPLICATIONS Automated Mechatronic Design Tool Saeed Behbahani, Leila Pezeshki, and Clarence W. de Silva Design Evolution of Mechatronic Systems Lalith B. Gamage Mechatronic Design of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Feng Lin, Fei Wang, Xiangxu Dong, Kemao Peng, and Ben M. Chen Self-Powered and Bio-Inspired Dynamic Systems Farbod Khoshnoud and David J. Dell Visual Servo Systems for Mobile Robots Haoxiang Lang and Clarence W. de Silva Robotic Learning and Applications Ying Wang and Bashan Zuo Neuromechatronics with In Vitro Microelectrode Arrays Dulini Mendis, Steven Petrou, and Saman K. Halgamuge
Clarence W. de Silva, PhD, is a professor of mechanical engineering and occupies the Senior Canada Research Chair Professorship in Mechatronics & Industrial Automation at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver. He is also a fellow of ASME, IEEE, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and the Royal Society of Canada. His awards include the Paynter Outstanding Investigator Award and the Takahashi Education Award of ASME; Killam Research Prize; and Outstanding Engineering Educator Award of IEEE Canada. He has served as editor/associate editor of 14 journals and is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Control and Intelligent Systems. Farbod Khoshnoud, PhD, is a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Brunel University, London, UK. He was a lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire before joining Brunel. He was a visiting scientist and postdoctoral researcher in the industrial automation laboratory, department of mechanical engineering, at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, during 2007-2012. He was a visiting researcher at the California Institute of Technology during 2009-2011. He has carried out postdoctoral research in the department of civil engineering at UBC during 2005-2007. He received his PhD in mechanical engineering from Brunel University, London, in 2005. Maoqing Li is professor of control science and engineering and system engineering in the School of Information Science and Technology, Xiamen University, China. He graduated from Xiamen University in 1978 and joined its faculty that same year. He served as the president of the International Conference on Control and Automation in 2002 and 2010, chairman of the organizing committee of the 10th Conference on Manufacturing and Management, chairman of the organizing committee of the International Conference on Environment and Information in 2005, and chairman of the organizing committee of the First International Conference on Computer Science and Education in 2006. Saman K. Halgamuge, PhD, is a professor of the department of mechanical engineering and the school-wide initiative on biomedical engineering, The University of Melbourne. He graduated with Dipl.-Ing and PhD degrees in electrical engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, and with a BSc in electronic and telecommunication engineering at University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. His interests are in big data analytics and optimization and in particular bio-inspired methods focused on applications in mechanical/mechatronic engineering and bioengineering. He has published in over 250 outlets including journal and conference papers and book chapters. He is a founding chief editor of Frontiers Journal on Mechanical Engineering - Mechatronics Specialty Section, and associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, Applied Mathematics and BMC Bioinformatics.