Mechatronic engineering engineering is the application of physical and scientific principles for solving the problems of society with regarding to create or design automated mechanical systems that optimize or utilize functionalities of Industrial production or manufacturing.
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 with the registration number of "46-32714" in 1971. However, the company later released the right to use the word to public, whereupon the word began being used across the world. Nowadays, the word is translated into many languages and the word is considered an essential term for industry.
French standard NF E 01-010 gives the following definition: "approach aiming at the synergistic integration of mechanics, electronics, control theory, and computer science within product design and manufacturing, in order to improve and/or optimize its functionality".
Many people treat mechatronics as a modern buzzword synonymous with robotics and electromechanical engineering.