Web-Based Control and Robotics Education by Spyros G. TzafestasWeb-Based Control and Robotics Education by Spyros G. Tzafestas

Web-Based Control and Robotics Education

bySpyros G. Tzafestas

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For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them. Aristotle Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty. Albert Einstein The second most important job in the world, second only to being a good parent, is being a good teacher. S.G. Ellis The fast technological changes and the resulting shifts of market conditions require the development and use of educational methodologies and opportunities with moderate economic demands. Currently, there is an increasing number of edu- tional institutes that respond to this challenge through the creation and adoption of distance education programs in which the teachers and students are separated by physical distance. It has been verified in many cases that, with the proper methods and tools, teaching and learning at a distance can be as effective as traditional fa- to-face instruction. Today, distance education is primarily performed through the Internet, which is the biggest and most powerful computer network of the World, and the World Wide Web (WWW), which is an effective front-end to the Internet and allows the Internet users to uniformly access a large repertory of resources (text, data, images, sound, video, etc.) available on the Internet.
Spyros G. Tzafestas received his B.Sc. in Physics (1963) and Graduate Diploma in Electronics (1965) from Athens University, Diploma of Electrical Engineering, from Imperial College (1967), M.Sc. (Eng.) in Control from London University (1967) and Ph.D. in Systems and Control from Southampton University, England (1969). From 1969 to 197...
Title:Web-Based Control and Robotics EducationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:346 pagesPublished:March 14, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface; Contributors; Outline of the Book; Terminology; Chapter 1: Teaching Control and Robotics Using the Web, by Spyros G. Tzafestas; Introduction; Review of the Web-Based Control and Robotics Educational Platforms; Web Telerobotics and Internet Delay; General Characteristics of Web-based Virtual Laboratories; General Characteristics of Web-Based Remote Laboratories; Some Examples; Concluding Remarks; Appendix : Software Environments for Developing Web-based Educational Platforms; References; Chapter 2: Control System Design and Analysis Education via the Web, by Harry H. Cheng, Bo Chen and David Ko; Introduction; Ch Control Systems Toolkit; Web Based Control Design and Analysis; Customized Design and Implementation of Web-Based Control Systems Conclusion; References; 65Chapter 3: Web Based Control Teaching, by Suzana Uran and Riko Å afaric; Introduction; Motivation for Web Based Control Teaching; Virtual Control Design Laboratory; A DSP-based Remote Control Laboratory; Conclusion; References; Chapter 4: Web-based Control Education in Matlab, by Katarína Žáková; Introduction; Standard Solutions; Alternative Solutions; Client Applications; Conclusions; References; Chapter 5: Object-Oriented Modelling of Virtual-Laboratories for Control Educationby Carla Martin-Villalba, Alfonso Urquia and Sebastian Dormido; Introduction; Implementation of Virtual-labs with Batch Interactivity; Implementation of Virtual-labs with Runtime Interactivity; Case study I: Control of a Double-pipe Heat Exchanger; Case study II: Control of an Industrial Boiler; Case study III: Solar House; Conclusions; References; Chapter 6: A Matlab-Based Remote Lab for Control and Robotics Education, by Marco Casini, Domenico Prattichizzo and Antonio Vicino; Introduction; Automatic Control Telelab; ACT Experiments Description; The ACT Architecture; The Robotics and Automatic Control Telelab; Conclusions; References; Chapter 7: Implementation of a Remote Laboratory Accessible through theWeb, by Giuseppe Carnevali and Giorgio Buttazzo; Introduction; Examples of Existing Virtual Labs; Interface; Software Architecture; Hardware Architecture; Experiments; Conclusions; References; Chapter 8: Teaching of Robot Control with Remote Experiments, by Andreja Rojko and Darko Hercog; Introduction; Educational Strategy; The DSP-based Remote Control Laboratory; Control of a Mechanism with Spring; Control of the SCARA Robot; Students' Feedback; Conclusions; References; Chapter 9: Web-Based Laboratory on Robotics: Remote vs. Virtual Training in Programming Manipulators, by Costas S. Tzafestas; Introduction; Remote Labs: Literature Survey; Research Motivation and Objectives; Design of a Virtual and Remote Robot Laboratory Platform; Pilot Study: Research Methodology and Conclusion - Future Research Directions; References; Chapter 10: Design and Educational Issues within the UJI Robotics Telelaboratory: A User Interface Approach, by R. Wirz, R. Marín and P. J. Sanz; Introduction; System Description: The Architecture; System Description: The User Interface; A New Network Protocol: SNRP; Teaching Experiences with the Tele-laboratory Conclusions and Work in Progress; References; Chapter 11: Web-Based Industrial Robot Teleoperation: An Application, by Gianni Ferretti, Gianantonio Magnani and Paolo Rocco; Introduction; System Architecture; Teleprogramming and Supervisory Control Functions; Software Architecture; Teleoperation User Interface; Conclusions; References; Chapter 12: Teleworkbench: A Teleoperated Platform for Experiments in Multi-Robotics, by Andry Tanoto, Ulrich Rückert and Ulf Witkowski; Introduction; The Teleworkbench System; Robot Platform; Application Scenarios in Research and Education; Challenges for a Teleoperated Robotic Laboratory in Research and Education; Summary and Future Work; References; Chapter 13: Web-Based Control of Mobile Manipulation Platforms via Sensor Fusion, by Ayssam Elkady and Tarek Sobh; Introduction; Prior Work; Design