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Mechatronics
Mechatronics (CivBE)

Primary technology of Tier N/A

Science 1160 20xScienceBE
Requires N/A
Leads to Astrodynamics
Affinity

None

Buildings enabled Crawler
LEV Plant
Optical Surgery
Improvements enabled None
Satellites enabled N/A
Units enabled N/A
Notes

Allows the LEV Plant and Optical Surgery buildings. Unlocks the Crawler Wonder.

"Machines can be journeymen to machine apprentices, as long as we are still the masters."

- Hutama, We are All Destined to Prosper

HistoryEdit

Mechatronics, developed in the early stages of the 21st Century, is an interdisciplinary, synergistic melding of electrical and computer engineering, telecommunications and control systems in mechanical design. Coupled with cybernetics – as colonial scientists did – it allows for advanced automation in “dumb” machines. Programmed in repetitive patterns free of expensive oversight, mechatronics allows for inexpensive, efficient automated production facilities of basic consumer items. Things like furnishings, clothing, hand tools … indeed, anything without elaborate moving parts … can be produced in large quantities with minimal human involvement. An offshoot of mechatronics is the field of bio-mechatronics, which seeks to integrate mechanical parts with a human body, usually in the form of removable items such as powered myoelectric prostheses or exoskeletons.

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