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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Columbus, Ohio

Publication Date

June 24, 2017

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June 24, 2017

End Date

June 28, 2017

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CoED: Embedded Systems and Robotics

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Computers in Education

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Abul K. M. Azad Northern Illinois University

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Abul K. M. Azad is a Professor in the Technology Department of Northern Illinois University. He has a Ph.D. in Control and Systems Engineering and M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering. His research interests include remote laboratories, mechatronic systems, mobile robotics, and educational research. In these areas, Dr. Azad has over 100 refereed journal and conference papers, edited books, and book chapters. So far, he has attracted around $1.7 million in research and development grants from various national and international funding agencies. He serves on editorial boards of a number of professional journals and is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Online Engineering. He is active with various professional organizations (IEEE, IET, ASEE, and ISA) as well as a member of board of Trustees of CLAWAR Association.

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Reza Hashemian P.E. Northern Illinois University

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Reza Hashemian: Currently at Northern Illinois University; received his B.S. from Tehran University, Iran in 1960, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1965 and 1968, all in Electrical Engineering. He has served as the Director of Research and Industrial Cooperation at Sharif University of Technology (1982 – 84), and one of the founders, associate director and director of the Materials and Energy Research Center (MERC) in Tehran, Iran (1972 – 1979). He is a life member of the IEEE and a member of the first executive committee of the IEEE in Iran from1970 to1972.

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Mohd Afwaan Ahmed Quadri

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Afwaan Ahmed is a Embedded engineer consultant. He is working on various embedded system platforms with an application to Internet of Things. He also works on various networking technologies involving embedded systems. His research and development interest also involves cloud computing, VLSI and signal processing. Afwaan received his Master of science degree in Electrical Engineering from Northern Illinois University. His Master's thesis was on cloud simulation of flexible manipulator systems and the outcome of his project has been published as a technical paper.

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Abstract: This paper reports the development of a cloud simulation environment for a single link flexible manipulator system, where users can perform a simulation exercise from a remote location via a graphical user interface (GUI). The cloud simulation is an arrangement where simulation runs on a server and can be accessed by the users from remote locations. Within the developed environment the user selects desired system specifications via the GUI and passes them to the hosting server for the simulation to be performed at the server. The simulation results are subsequently presented to the remote user via the GUI. This paper details the technical development process and highlights its advantages and shortcomings. A number of case studies are also provided to demonstrate the potential of this environment for educational activities.

Azad, A. K. M., & Hashemian, R., & Quadri, M. A. A. (2017, June), CLOUD SIMULATION OF A FLEXIBLE MANIPULATOR SYSTEM Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--28043

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