Mechatronics, a concept of Japanese origin was first introduced during the early 1970's to qualify the dual alliance of electronics and computer technology to practical control application in Mechanical Engg. system.
The Japanese were very quick to exploit the advantages of this integrated technology through their consumer products while other are yet adopting this concept to realize it's benefits.
The combination of Mechanical, electronics and information technology is optimized to take full advantage of the ability of microelectronics to reduce the demand of mechanical system of a product. High technology CNC m/c, Robots, automated manufacturing systems are truly mechatronics product.