Development of mechatronic systems for education purposes to introduce robot technology principles

Jorge Solis, Ryu Nakadate, Tetsuro Yamamoto, Atsuo Takanishi

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    Abstract

    The rapid increase of personal robotic platforms and their applications in Japan represents a great challenge for universities to introduce undergraduate students the basic knowledge required to develop intelligent automated mechanisms. For this purpose; in this paper, we are presenting our approach to introduce first year undergraduate students of the Department of Modern Mechanical Engineering the basics of robotics systems. In particular, the details of the inverted pendulum system based on the robotic education kit RoboDesigner and the development of a two-wheeled inverted pendulum mobile robot are detailed. The first system is basically used by students of the Mechatronics Laboratory (2) where they receive lectures of the content of each proposed topic and then, a set of practical experiments are done. On the other hand, in order to foster the creativity of undergraduate students of engineering fields, we focused in developing an education tool designed to introduce at different educational levels the principle of developing mechatronic systems. In particular, the development of an inverted pendulum mobile robot Waseda Wheeled Vehicle No. 1 (WV-1) has been proposed. Different kinds of experiments were proposed to confirm the possibility of implementing controllers as well as changing physical properties of the system to observe differences on the response of the system. From the experimental results, we could confirm the effectiveness of the proposed systems to control the angle of pendulum respect to the body base.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2009 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2009
    Pages911-916
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event2009 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2009 - Singapore, Singapore
    Duration: Jul 14 2009Jul 17 2009

    Publication series

    NameIEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM

    Other

    Other2009 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2009
    CountrySingapore
    CitySingapore
    Period7/14/097/17/09

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Software
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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