The way we teach design concepts in control systems at the undergraduate level has remained unchanged for almost 30 years. We do a good job teaching fundamental theory, but linking theory to industrial applications remains a challenge. Using symbolic software products, students can save on lengthy number crunching activities and focus on understanding the big picture, learning the theory and physics of engineering systems, and applying control theories to real world systems.
In this recorded webinar, learn new techniques for using symbolic computation to engage students, enriching their understanding of systems and enhancing the way control design is taught in classrooms. Different aspects of controls, including multidomain plant modeling, linearization of models, control design and controller testing with hardware will be demonstrated. Case studies of control design of quadrocopters and Geeros, a self-balancing robot designed for educational uses, will also be presented.