ENGS 147: Mechatronics

Offered

14S: Mon 3:00-4:50pm;
Tues 8:00-9:55am (Lab);
Wed 3:00-3:55pm

Prerequisites

ENGS 26 or ENGS 145 and two of ENGS 31, ENGS 32, ENGS 33, ENGS 76 or equivalent

Instructors

Ray

Textbooks

Spring 2014: None

Mechatronics is the systems engineering approach to computer-controlled products. This course will integrate digital control theory, real-time computing, software design, sensing, estimation, and actuation through a series of laboratory assignments, complementary lectures, problem sets, and a final project. Topics covered will include microprocessor based real-time computing, digital control, state estimation, signal conditioning, sensors, autonomous navigation, and control architectures for autonomous systems.

Image Gallery

Micromouse Competition

Videos

Mechatronics: Engineering students build autonomous, robotic sailboats that integrate elements of control theory into their design for their ENGS 147 course.

Micromouse Competition: Students in a Mechatronics class design and construct a robot micromouse to navigate a maze.