This paper outlines a systematic design methodology for mechatronic systems, which formalizes subjective notions and simplifies the optimization process, in the hope that communication between designers with various backgrounds and clients is enhanced and numerous design variables with different natures can be considered concurrently. The methodology redefines the ultimate goal of design based on the qualitative notions of wish and must satisfaction, and formalizes the effect of designer's subjective attitude in the process, which can be adjusted based on the reality of system performance.

Concurrent design, Fuzzy logic, Intelligent design, Mechatronics, Qualitative design
dx.doi.org/10.1109/AIM.2008.4601852
2008 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2008

Chhabra, R, & Emami, M.R. (M. Reza). (2008). Linguistic mechatronics. In IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM (pp. 1315–1320). doi:10.1109/AIM.2008.4601852