Educational Project for Robotics and Mechatronics Using Tele-Control System Between National College of Technology and Toyohashi University of Technology
Takashi Imamura*1, Takanori Miyoshi*1, Kazunari Miyake*1, Shinichi Arai*1, Tatsuya Okada*1, Manabu Yamamoto*1, Minh Duc Duong*1, Masayuki Okabe*1, Hideo Kitagawa*2, Tomoyasu Ichimura*3, Eiji Nishiyama*4, Yasunori Kawai*5, Shinya Oyama*6, and Kazuhiko Terashima*1
*1Department of Production Systems Engineering/Cooperative Research Facility Center/Information and Media Center,
Toyohashi University of Technology
1-1 Hibarigaoka, Tempaku-cho, Toyohashi, Aichi 441-8580, Japan
*2Dept. of Electronic Control Engineering, Gifu National College of Technology
2236-2 Kamimakuwa, Motosu, Gifu 501-0495, Japan
*3Dept. of Electronic Control Engineering, Oyama National College of Technology
771, Nakakuki, Oyama, Tochigi 323-0806, Japan
*4Dept. of Information and Communication Engineering, Kumamoto National College of Technology
2659-2, Suya, Koshi, Kumamoto 861-1201, Japan
*5Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Ishikawa National College of Technology
Kitachujo Ta-1, Tsubata, Kahoku-gun, Ishikawa 920-0392, Japan
*6Dept. of Computer Engineering, Hakodate National College of Technology
14-1 Tokura-cho, Hakodate, Hokkaido 042-8501, Japan
This study targeted building up the basis of research for telecontrol between the National Colleges of Technology (NCTs) and Toyohashi University of Technology (TUT) using the Internet, and considered experience-based education using telecontrol. We constructed telecontrol environments for four NCTs and TUT, and a total of over 140 students worked in this environment as operators of telecontrol. We investigate the quality of communication environments, studied the amount of operator work, and had operators fill out questionnaires to evaluate the telecontrol environment and the contents of experience-based education using telecontrol. We confirmed by comparing the communication environment with the amount and accuracy of operator work for verification that the built-up control environment enabled telecontrol experiments to be done safely on the Science Information Network (SINET). Over 80% of the operators surveyed evaluated experiment “interest” and “utility” positively.
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