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The internet of things: the future or the end of mechatronics.

Bradley, David; Russell, David; Ferguson, Ian; Isaacs, John; MacLeod, Allan; White, Roger

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David Bradley

David Russell

Ian Ferguson

John Isaacs

Allan MacLeod

Roger White

Abstract

The advent and increasing implementation of user configured and user oriented systems structured around the use of cloud configured information and the Internet of Things is presenting a new range and class of challenges to the underlying concepts of integration and transfer of functionality around which mechatronics is structured. It is suggested that the ways in which system designers and educators in particular respond to and manage these changes and challenges is going to have a significant impact on the way in which both the Internet of Things and mechatronics develop over time. The paper places the relationship between the Internet of Things and mechatronics into perspective and considers the issues and challenges facing systems designers and implementers in relation to managing the dynamics of the changes required.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Apr 30, 2015
Journal Mechatronics
Print ISSN 0957-4158
Electronic ISSN 1873-4006
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 27
Pages 57-74
Institution Citation BRADLEY, D., RUSSELL, D., FERGUSON, I., ISAACS, J., MACLEOD, A. and WHITE, R. 2015. The internet of things: the future or the end of mechatronics. Mechatronics [online], 27, pages 57-74. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mechatronics.2015.02.005
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mechatronics.2015.02.005
Keywords Internet of Things; Mechatronics; Design; Education; System security; Participatory systems

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