ENGS 147: Mechatronics
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.
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.