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Voice Video Interactive Robot Design

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2009 Annual Conference & Exposition


Austin, Texas

Publication Date

June 14, 2009

Start Date

June 14, 2009

End Date

June 17, 2009



Conference Session

Innovations in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Programs

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Engineering Technology

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14.1356.1 - 14.1356.11



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Omer Farook Purdue University, Calumet

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OMER FAROOK is a member of the faculty of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Department at Purdue University Calumet. Professor Farook received the Diploma of Licentiate in Mechanical Engineering and BSME in 1970and 1972 respectively. He further received BSEE and MSEE in 1978 and 1983 respectively from Illinois Institute of Technology. Professor Farook’s current interests are in the areas of Embedded System Design, Hardware – Software Interfacing, Digital Communication, Networking, C++, PHP and Java Languages. He has a keen interest in pedagogy and instruction delivery methods related to Distance learning. and Professor is presently involved with Image processing and Biometrics.

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Chandra Sekhar Purdue University, Calumet

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CHANDRA R. SEKHAR is a member of the faculty of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology at Purdue University Calumet. Professor Sekhar earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from the University of Madras (India), a Diploma in Instrumentation from Madras Institute of Technology and Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Pennsylvania. Professor Sekhar’s primary teaching and research focus is in the areas of Biomedical and Process Control Instrumentation and Clinical Engineering.

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Essaid Bouktache Purdue University, Calumet

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ESSAID BOUKTACHE is a member of the faculty of the Electrical and Computer Engineering
Technology Department at Purdue University Calumet. Dr. Bouktache received his MS and Ph. D
in Electrical Engineering from the Ohio State University in 1980 and 1985, respectively. His
research and teaching interests include Digital Signal Processing, Computer Networks, and
Digital Communications. Professor Bouktache has been with Purdue since 1992 and is a member
of IEEE and ASEE. He has several publications to his credit.

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Jai Agrawal Purdue University, Calumet

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Jared Goodall South Lake Automation

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System Design Methodology with Voice / Video Interactive Robot

An Interdisciplinary Course


The paper expounds the curricular details of the course that integrates different disciplines of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology. The voice/video interactive robot design is a senior level course and is an attempt to assemble most, if not all, of the technologies and subjects that are taught in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Department. The course is an attempt to provide the learner the latitude to freely master the art of system design by integrating the hardware and software system design principle. This course is also a showcase course to provide an Experiential Learning Platform.

This course is offered in the form of Learning Modules. The paper discuses the course system design modules in details which encompasses: Power Electronics, Microcontrollers based and Embedded System design and Embedded System Programming, Object-Oriented Programming (OOP), Design and use of Graphical User Interface (GUI), Client – Server Network Distributed System Design and Socket Programming, Digital Encoders, Motor Control, Basic Electronics and use of Analog Devices.

The course theme is to design the voice/video interactive robot that can be controlled over the Internet from anywhere the user can access the Internet, or can be controlled over a local area network. The paper elaborates how a GUI client/server application establishes a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) connection and passes commands and information between the Client and Server. The server application then forwards any commands from the client through a serial link to the micro- controller, which controls the robot’s drive motors and monitors the sensors.

The voice/video interactive robot utilizes a set of Net cameras to establish voice and video communication between the environment surrounding the robot and the remote user. The camera located on the robot is a pan-tilt-zoom camera for maximum visibility with the robot in a standstill position. The paper also elaborates the Pedagogical framework in which the course is conducted.


Purdue University Calumet is a commuter institution that has a large percentage of part time students. The part time student on the average takes between six to seven years to complete the requirements for the degree. The Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) department offers a two plus two program leading from an Associate degree to a Baccalaureate degree. The student can also continue for a Master in

Farook, O., & Sekhar, C., & Bouktache, E., & Agrawal, J., & Goodall, J. (2009, June), Voice Video Interactive Robot Design Paper presented at 2009 Annual Conference & Exposition, Austin, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--5171

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