Development of a Robotic Platform for Teaching Model-Based Design Techniques in Dynamics and Control Program
2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings
is Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, who has taught courses (including AME 301, 420 and 451) and conducted research in the area of dynamics and control at USC for 21 years. He has expertise in modeling, analysis, and simulation of dynamic systems and structures. He has developed more than 300,000 lines of MATLAB codes for simulation of dynamic and control systems, which have been used in some courses taught by him. Dr. Yang is the author of the book "Stress, Strain, and
... Strain, and Structural Dynamics: An Interactive Handbook of Formulas, Solutions, and MATLAB Toolboxes". Cheng-Yuan Jerry Chen, USC Dr. ChengYuan Jerry Chen is fulltime Lecturer of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, who has involved with AME laboratory teaching for more than 8 years in AME341, 441, and 443 classes. His expertise is not only in analytical and computational of dynamic and control systems, but also in experimental and laboratory hardware implementations. He has more than 20 years of advanced machining experience and has accomplished enormous projects in mechanical and electrical designs. He is currently the head leader of the instructional laboratory in the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department. Abstract This paper describes an on-going project of undergraduate curriculum innovation in our department, which is sponsored by Mathworks Inc. and our engineering school. The main purpose of the project is to develop a FANUC robotic platform, by which we shall significantly modify two existing undergraduate laboratory courses in dynamics and control: Senior Projects Laboratory (100-110 students per year), and Control Systems Laboratory (60-70 students per year). The platform will be integrated with Mathworks software, which will allow our undergraduate students to learn state-of-the art Model-Based Design (MBD) techniques.