Introduction of mechatronics to undergraduate students based on robotic platforms for education purposes

Jorge Solis, Ryu Nakadate, Tetsuro Yamamoto, Atsuo Takanishi

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    Abstract

    The rapidly 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 curricula of the Mechatronics Laboratory (1) and (2) are explained. In both lessons, the students 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. 2R (WV-2R) has been proposed. Regarding the Mechatronics Laboratory, questionnaires were proposed to obtain information from the students about their impressions of the lessons. From the comments collected from the questionnaires, we observed the advantages of the proposed curricula to introduce them about robot technology. On the other hand, 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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
    Pages693-698
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event18th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive, RO-MAN 2009 - Toyama
    Duration: 2009 Sep 272009 Oct 2

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    Other18th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive, RO-MAN 2009
    CityToyama
    Period09/9/2709/10/2

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    Mechatronics
    Robotics
    Education
    Students
    Curricula
    Mechanical engineering
    Pendulums
    Mobile robots
    Physical properties
    Experiments
    Robots
    Controllers

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Software
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Solis, J., Nakadate, R., Yamamoto, T., & Takanishi, A. (2009). Introduction of mechatronics to undergraduate students based on robotic platforms for education purposes. In Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (pp. 693-698). [5326041] https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2009.5326041

    Introduction of mechatronics to undergraduate students based on robotic platforms for education purposes. / Solis, Jorge; Nakadate, Ryu; Yamamoto, Tetsuro; Takanishi, Atsuo.

    Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication. 2009. p. 693-698 5326041.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Solis, J, Nakadate, R, Yamamoto, T & Takanishi, A 2009, Introduction of mechatronics to undergraduate students based on robotic platforms for education purposes. in Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication., 5326041, pp. 693-698, 18th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive, RO-MAN 2009, Toyama, 09/9/27. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2009.5326041
    Solis J, Nakadate R, Yamamoto T, Takanishi A. Introduction of mechatronics to undergraduate students based on robotic platforms for education purposes. In Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication. 2009. p. 693-698. 5326041 https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2009.5326041
    Solis, Jorge ; Nakadate, Ryu ; Yamamoto, Tetsuro ; Takanishi, Atsuo. / Introduction of mechatronics to undergraduate students based on robotic platforms for education purposes. Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication. 2009. pp. 693-698
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