June 24, 2014
16:00 - 17:30
Strasbourg Convention & Exhibition Center
No registration is required for this event.
16:00 - 17:00 - Techniques for Project Based Learning with Low Cost Hardware support
Low-cost hardware solutions are used in many applications such as quadcopters and mobile robots. These low-cost solutions provide an effective platform to give students hand-on experience through project based learning and competitions. A tutorial walkthrough of model-based applied to project based learning will be presented. We will demonstrate each step of the process for developing an embedded control system for a mobile robot using the LEGO MINDSTORM hardware. We show how to model and analyze the robot through simulation as well as design and validate a feedback controller using the simulated model. Finally we deploy the control algorithm to the robot and validate its performance. We will conclude with a discussion of how student competitions are using this approach.
17:00 - 17:30 - Motor Control using Arduino
In this tutorial we will explore some of the latest features for system identification, PID tuning and deployment. In particular, we will talk about the design and implementation of a PID controller when a plant model is not available. Using a motor interfaced with an Arduino processor, we will demonstrate how to:
We will conclude by deploying the controller to the Arduino processor and validating the controlled motor performance.