Billingsley, John and Dunlop, Reg (2003) Teaching mechatronics principles using laboratory classes. In: 10th Annual Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice, 09-11 Dec 2003, Perth, Australia.
The introductory module of a new course in mechatronics is based on practical experiments in which the control is created entirely by the student. Concepts of control system design in the presence of sharp nonlinearities and of topology of the feedback structure are introduced and illustrated with the example of an inverted pendulum, the culmination of the first sequence of experiments. For a further experiment, a threewheeled variation on the mecanum mobile has been designed as the base of a pendulum to be balanced in both directions.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||Author retains copyright. Full conference proceedings held in disk format in USQ Library at call no. AV 629.89 Con.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||inverted pendulum, mecanum, feedback topology|
|Subjects:||330000 Education > 330200 Curriculum Studies > 330203 Curriculum Studies - Science Education
290000 Engineering and Technology > 290300 Manufacturing Engineering > 290301 Robotics and Mechatronics
|Depositing User:||epEditor USQ|
|Date Deposited:||11 Oct 2007 00:27|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 22:33|
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