Teaching mechatronics principles using laboratory classes

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.

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Abstract

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.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author retains copyright. Full conference proceedings held in disk format in USQ Library at call no. AV 629.89 Con.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:27
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: inverted pendulum, mecanum, feedback topology
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0902 Automotive Engineering > 090203 Automotive Mechatronics
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090602 Control Systems, Robotics and Automation
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/701

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