Mechatronics is the combination of mechanics and electronics. A broader explanation of Mechatronics could be defined as a combination of mechanical engineering, electronics, computer engineering, telecommunications engineering, systems engineering and control engineering. The word "mechatronics" originated in Japanese-English and was created by Tetsuro Mori, an engineer of Yaskawa Electric Corporation. The word mechatronics was registered as trademark by the company in Japan, but their company released the right of using the word to public, and the word "mechatronics" spread to the rest of the world.
Brian Williford is a maker, Industrial Designer, Digital Fabricator, Traditional Fabricator and Mechatronic Fabricator in and around Charlottesville Virginia area. Relying on a long history of mechanical aptitude and electronics training Brian creates works of art in the form of Mechatronic Personal Electric Vehicles of Absurdity. These skills also used for more professional tasks product prototypes that are mechatronic in nature. Also big supporters of Immersive Art Experiences and traditional art forms. More About Mechatronic Kiosk Example here.