This workshop introduces you to designing a high fidelity estimator of a certain variable, using (possibly noisy) sensor reading and the system dynamics.
This workshop will be using Simulink to design and tune a PID controller using Ziegler Nichols method and apply it on the Quanser DC motor in the Control Lab. The workshop will start with introducing the control concepts that we will deal with. Then, students are faced with a small project with specifications for which they have to design the PID and tune it accordingly.
This workshop provides you with an introduction to LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT, a popular programmable robotics kit. The workshop introduces basic mechanical design with NXT (lego NXT parts and blocks, gearing, driving mechanisms, lifting mechanisms), some simple sensors along with basic programming (sensor control, motion control).