During the last decade, mechatronic systems have been found in many things and many experiences of our everyday lives. The
word mechatronics was first used by the engineer Tetsuro Mori in Japan in 1969. Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary area of
study combining mechanics, electronics, computers and automation. A synergistic collaboration among these fields of science
involves a high potential for accomplishments and achievements now accessible to a wide variety of engineers. Mechatronic
Systems: Design, Performance and Applications is a source of the latest research and technical notes in mechatronics. This
book is useful for students, researchers, and all readers interested in this topic.