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
Received:February 16, 2011Accepted:May 14, 2011Published:October 20, 2011
Keywords:educational material on mechatronics, autonomous robot, educational material on factory automation, embedded microcomputer, programming
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.
Cite this article as:T. Kaneda, Y. Yoshitani, T. Umemoto, A. Yabu, T. Doi, and M. Semi, “Development of Educational Materials for Construction of Mechatronic Systems and Their Application,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.23 No.5, pp. 638-644, 2011.Data files:
-  Y. Yoshitani et al., “Report of Engineer Education of small and medium-sized enterprise using miniature robot,” Robomec’09, 1A2-A19, 2009
-  T. Kaneda et al., “Expansive Mechatronics Teaching Materials – From An Autonomous Robot to Teaching Materials Factory Automation –,” Robomec’10 1P1-G18, 2010.
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