Opto-Mechatronic Systems Handbook: Techniques and Applications

Assembly Automation

ISSN: 0144-5154

Article publication date: 1 September 2003




Rigelsford, J. (2003), "Opto-Mechatronic Systems Handbook: Techniques and Applications", Assembly Automation, Vol. 23 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/aa.2003.03323cae.001



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Opto-Mechatronic Systems Handbook: Techniques and Applications

Opto-Mechatronic Systems Handbook: Techniques and Applications

Hyungsuck Cho (Ed.)CRC Press2003650 pp.ISBN 0-8493-1162-4£120.00 (hardback)

Keywords: Optics, Mechatronics

The "Opto-Mechatronic Systems Handbook" is one of the first books that bridges the gap between optics and mechatronics. It provides a coherent discussion of how optical engineering can be integrated with information technology and mechanical and electronic engineering.

The book comprises 23 chapters divided into five main parts. Part I provides a general introduction to Understanding Opto-Mechatronic Technology and Its Applications. The two chapters in this section discuss Characteristics of Opto-Mechatronic Systems, and Opto-Mechatronic Products and Processes: Design Consideration, respectively.

Chapters 3-7 address some of the basic technologies presented in Part II, Optical Elements, Sensors and Measurements. Subjects discussed include: Principles of Semiconductor Lasers and Their Applications; Optical Sensors and Their Applications; Biological-Based Optical Sensors and Transducers; and Fundamentals of Machine Vision and Their Importance for Real Mechatronic Applications.

Part III, Optical Information Processing and Recognition, comprises five chapters that discuss: Volume Holographic Imaging; Pattern Recognition; Real-Time Feature Extraction; Real-Time Image Recognition; and Optical Pattern Recognition.

Chapters 13-16 address Opto-Mechatronic Systems Control and discuss subjects including Real-Time Control of Opto-Mechatronic Systems; Visual Servoing: Theory and Applications; and Optical-Based In-Process Monitoring and Control.

The final part of the book addresses Opto-Mechatronic Processes and Systems. Chapters 17 and 18 discuss Optical Methods for Monitoring and Controlling Semiconductor Manufacturing Processes; and Optical-Based Manufacturing Process: Monitoring and Control, respectively. The remaining five chapters of the book present subjects including Opto Skill Capturing and Visual Guidance for Service Robots; Optical MEMS: Light Source Array; and Optical/ Vision-Based Microassembly.

The "Opto-Mechatronic Systems Handbook" is a well written and clearly illustrated reference text. Its descriptions of underlying techniques and possible applications makes it suitable for undergraduate and graduate students from physics, and electronic, electrical and mechanical engineering courses, and those already working on this rapidly advancing technology.

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