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Robotics in Electronics Engineering Technology

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 23, 2018

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June 23, 2018

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July 27, 2018

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Instrumentation Division Technical Session 1

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Asad Yousuf Savannah State University

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Asad Yousuf is the Coordinator and Professor of Electronics Engineering Technology at Savannah State University

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Mohamad A. Mustafa Savannah State University

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Mohamad Mustafa is a Professor of Civil Engineering Technology and the Chair of the Engineering Technology Department at Savannah State University (SSU). He has six years of industrial experience prior to teaching at SSU.
He received his BS, MS, and PhD in Civil Engineering from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

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Alberto G. De La Cruz

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Alfredo Villanueva


Mir M. Hayder Savannah State University

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Dr. Hayder is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Technology at savannah State University, GA. He received PhD in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University, Canada. His research interest lies in the areas of fluid-structure interaction, flow-induced vibrations, syngas and blended fuel combustion, and flow and structural simulations, robotics and STEM education.

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Robotics in Electronics Engineering Technology Abstract

Over the last several years we have developed curriculum to support Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) students using Robotics in projects. We have had an enthusiastic response from students interested in both Robotic projects and interest in learning more about Robotics. Robotics is an interdisciplinary field that incorporates the integration of many systems in software, electronics, control systems, actuators and sensors. The Robotics of today imparts the most important attributes such as the nature of motion, the motions available to rigid bodies and the use of kinematic constraints to organize motion. Because the growing field of Robotics covers many areas of EET education we decided we would develop curriculum for an introductory course in Robotics. This paper explore the curriculum design and the Lie Algebra and Lie Group that are keeping track of the variables involved in arm robotic movement. These mathematical aspects are presented in a simplistic approach for the EET students. A survey of Introductory Robotic courses on the internet showed us that 2D and 3D representations of Robot pose, rotations using quaternions, Kinematic Chains, Forward and Inverse Kinematics, Dynamics, actuators and sensors were main topics of the courses. We intend to present our design of the course to cover those topics geared for EET students with special emphasis on control systems, actuators and sensors. The course splits between weekly assignments on theory and weekly assignments using student built Robot Arm, mobile Robot, and simulated Robots using the Robotic Operating System (ROS). Projects will be progressive starting with micro-controller Robot based Systems to more complex Robotic Systems using ROS.

Yousuf, A., & Mustafa, M. A., & De La Cruz, A. G., & Villanueva, A., & Hayder, M. M. (2018, June), Robotics in Electronics Engineering Technology Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--30944

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