I am organizing a new special issue on "Modern Mechatronics and Automation - An Open-Source Approach". Please submit your original paper to it.
Nowadays, we can see modern mechatronic systems and automation everywhere, from industrial manufacturing to home automation. Using open-source hardware and software to rapidly prototype and develop mechatronic and automated systems has been well recognized by technological developers. Open-source electronic platforms such as Arduino, Raspberry PI boards and its compatible devices become a part of teaching and research activities at universities. The trend of shared source codes and documentation on the web-based software platforms, e.g. Github, allowing professionals and amateurs to access and collaborate their intellectual works has been promoted and implemented at not only open-source communities but also the leading technological corporations. Ethical laws on open-source hardware and software have been frequently consolidated along the incredible growth of the open-source world. Indeed, technological and social impacts of open-source hardware and software in mechatronics and automation are not deniable.
The primary aim of this Special Issue is to gather the most recent methodologies, technologies, and applications of open-source hardware and software in modern mechatronics and automation. We invite all papers with novel contributions in principles, development and applications of open-source hardware and software with, but not limited to, the following topics:
· Current state of the art of open-source hardware and software used in mechatronics and automation.
· Use open-source hardware and software in prototyping and development of mechatronics and automation.
· Impacts of open-source approach on development and applications of mechatronic systems.
· Ethical laws for open-source hardware and software in mechatronics and automation.
· Methodologies of using open-source platforms in research and education.
- Open-source hardware
- Open-source software
- Open-source drivers
- Free operating systems
- Modern mechatronics
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Cyber-physical systems (CPS)
- Do-it-yourself (DIY)
- Rapid prototyping
- Rapid development