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A Remote Laboratory as an Innovative Educational Tool for Practicing Control Engineering Concepts

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5 Author(s)
Ionescu, C.M. ; Dept. of Electr. Energy, Syst. & Autom., Ghent Univ., Gent-Zwijnaarde, Belgium ; Fabregas, E. ; Cristescu, S.M. ; Dormido, S.
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This paper presents the development, structure, implementation, and some applications of a remote laboratory for teaching automatic control concepts to engineering students. There are two applications: formation control of mobile robots and a ball-plate system. In teaching control engineering, there are two main approaches to control design: model-based control and non-model-based control. Students are given insight into: 1) for model-based control: identification of real processes (i.e., dealing with noise, choosing the sampling time, observing nonlinear effects at startup, pairing input-output variables); and 2) for non-model-based control: the advantages and disadvantages of auto-tuning techniques. The paper concludes by presenting an evaluation of these remote labs and discussing the advantages of using them as complementary tools for teaching control engineering at the Bachelor's and Master's level.

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Education, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:56 ,  Issue: 4 )