Prof David Bradley – University of Abertay Dundee
Mechatronics, More Questions than Answers
Mechtronoics as a concept is now over 40 years old and the question is raised as to how its status and thinking reflects the changes that have taken place over that period. In particular, can the approach to engineering design that mechatronics represents still be use to support system developments such as those represented by developments such as the Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems. The presentation looks at the developments that have taken place over the 40 years of mechatronics and tries to place them into a current content through the mechanism of a series of questions.
David Bradley has been involved with mechatronics and engineering design since the mid-1980s when he was a co-founder of what is now the Mechatronics Forum. His research interest over this time have generally been concerned with the application of mechatronic principles to applications ranging from physiotherapy to power station operation. He is currently a professorial consultant at the University of Abertay Dundee and a consultant to a research programme on lower limb prostheses at Leeds University.
School of Computing Science & Digital Media, Robert Gordon University, St Andrew Street, Aberdeen, Lecture Room C48, 14:10 – 15:10.