Mechatronics is an approach aiming at the synergistic integration of mechanics, electronics, and computer science within product design and manufacturing, in order to automate production systems and to simplify the work of humans.
Its main areas of application are robotics and industrial automation and is mainly oriented towards Motion Control systems.
This Eulor diagram devised by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute explains what mechatronics actually is.
Intellimech® is a Consortium of companies conducting at interdisciplinary research in the field of Mechatronics, including advanced electronic design, IT and ICT systems and mechanics, for applications in different industrial sectors.
The Consortium, with its teams of researchers and in collaboration with qualified scientific and technological experts:
- helps enterprises exploit the opportunities deriving from automation, robotics and mechatronics
- manages R&D projects and interdisciplinary experimentation of precompetitive technological platforms
- builds prototypes and demonstrators for innovative inter-sectorial applications of interest to the Consortium members
- Assists the research activities conducted by its Members in particular the Small and Medium Enterprises, providing, alongside the research activities, also consulting and technology transfer activities for Members and independent bodies
- manages contract-based research projects on behalf of consortium members and third-party enterprises
- provides advanced training to the technicians of the member enterprises