When explaining to someone what mechatronics is, I ususally end up stating that it is synonymous with robotics. While I think it is mostly true, are there any subtle differences between the two?
The obligatory google search suggested that robotics is a subset of mechatronics involving autonomy. I'm not sure I completely agree. Is there any qualifier that would for sure separate a system into one or the other? Or is it just a different label?
I've also noticed some schools will have a robotics undergraduate degree but mechatronics graduate degree. Does this make any difference?