Innovative experimental system supporting mechatronics education

Fusaomi Nagata, Akimasa Otsuka, Sakakibara Kaoru, Keigo Watanabe, Maki K. Habib

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Recently, many studies on educational system are conducted. In this paper, a unique educational experiment system is proposed for undergraduate students to be able to efficiently learn basic mechatronics techniques. The system is composed of three subsystems. The first subsystem is used to learn input/output port operations, periodically LED lights ON/OFF and a stepping motor control. The second subsystem is effective to learn AD transformation for several sensor information, DA transformation for DC motor control and a PID control method. Further, the third subsystem is designed by using a robot arm with four-DOFs to learn PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) control of a DC motor and force control of an end-effector. The effectiveness of the proposed system was confirmed through experimental instructions in Tokyo University of Science, Yamaguchi.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAn Edition of the Presented Papers from the 1st International Conference on Robot Intelligence Technology and Applications
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783642373732
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event1st International Conference on Robot Intelligence Technology and Applications, RiTA 2012 - Gwangju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Dec 16 2012Dec 18 2012

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume208 AISC
ISSN (Print)2194-5357


Other1st International Conference on Robot Intelligence Technology and Applications, RiTA 2012
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


  • Force control
  • Mechatronics educational system
  • Mobile robot with two wheels
  • PWM control
  • Photo interrupter
  • Photo reflector
  • Robot arm ABOT
  • Stepping motor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)


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