The People Behind Your Electronic Toothbrush iPhones, electric toothbrushes, antilock brakes — all of these are products of mechatronics, a growing field which combines physics, computer science and mechanical engineering. We meet students training in this difficult discipline, as they play with robotic mice.
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The People Behind Your Electronic Toothbrush

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The People Behind Your Electronic Toothbrush

The People Behind Your Electronic Toothbrush

The People Behind Your Electronic Toothbrush

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iPhones, electric toothbrushes, antilock brakes — all of these are products of a field called mechatronics, which combines physics, computer science and mechanical engineering. Students training in this difficult discipline at the University of Virginia get to have some fun, too; as a class project, they built electric guitars and robotic mice. Sandy Hausman reports for WVTF.