Development of Educational Materials for Construction of Mechatronic Systems and Their Application
Tadahiro Kaneda*, Yasumasa Yoshitani*, Toshitaka Umemoto*,
Atsuo Yabu*, Tomoharu Doi*, and Masatoshi Semi**
*Department of Technological Systems, Osaka Prefecture University College of Technology, 26-12 Saiwai-cho, Neyagawa-city, Osaka 572-8572, Japan
**Daisen Electronic Industrial Co., Ltd., 4-9-24 Nipponbashi, Naniwa, Osaka 556-0005, Japan
We have developed educational materials on mechatronics with microcomputers embedded as a core as often found in autonomous robots. The developed educational materials are expected to obviate needs for other educational materials to learn a wide range of mechatronics from autonomous robots to factory automation systems as well as learn step by step from visually comprehensible tiling programming to C-language programming. We have used the developed educational materials at the workshops we have conducted as a part of the three-year humanresource development project for small and medium enterprises. In addition, we have compiled into textbooks know-how we have acquired at the workshops and have applied it to the experimental practices of the College.
Atsuo Yabu, Tomoharu Doi, and Masatoshi Semi, “Development of Educational Materials for Construction of Mechatronic Systems and Their Application,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.23, No.5, pp. 638-644, 2011.
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