Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

31, 3, pp. 457-463, Warsaw 1993

Mechatronics, multidisciplinary field of technology

Grzegorz Pawlicki
The term ''mechatronics'' or ''mechanotronics'' for the first time appeared about 15 years ago. It has been used mainly in Japanese technological literature for the interdisciplinary field of technology combining fine mechanics with fine electronics. The word ''mechatronics'' has been interpreted as a compound of two words: MECHAnics and elecTRONICS expressing the contemporary relations between micromechanics and microelectronics.