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Innovative Software for Robotic System Design by Andy CHANG - National Instruments - Lead User Program Manager for Controls, Robotics and Mechatronics

Andy Chang analyzes the challenges associated to the design of robotic systems and then offers software-based solutions with LabVIEW, from the simulation phase to rapid prototyping.

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Comment by Lance Brown on August 23, 2010 at 10:06am
Comment by Lance Brown on August 10, 2010 at 9:42am
Related to the article I just shared; another good read

The Top 5 Mechanical Considerations For Electrical Engineers
Comment by Lance Brown on August 10, 2010 at 9:37am
Comment by Roderick Whitfield on August 9, 2010 at 6:26pm
Sometimes simplicity is the mother of invention if you look at the water cycle as used
by mother earth it is definitely a giant filtration system waiting to mimicked by
a related technology
Comment by Lance Brown on July 29, 2010 at 2:30pm
hahaha! good quote. Also, I'll be sure to keep my kidneys in place :)
Comment by Andrew Dreasler on July 28, 2010 at 10:54am
Well, Lance, if you look closely, Nature has 'solved' many of our Engineering problems even before we knew what the problem was.

Look at a tree, and you'll see the Structural Engineering to make a strong tower, as well as the Photonic and/or Chemical Engineering (depending on your background) to harvest and store energy. You want to make a filter to separate trace elements at the molecular level? Look at your own kidneys. (Well, not YOUR own kidneys, it might not be healthy to just rip them out for study, but you get the idea.)

Or to put it more succinctly, let me phrase it in the form of a motivational poster caption:

ENGINEERING
Stealing Nature's patents for the past 6000+ years.
Comment by Lance Brown on July 28, 2010 at 10:44am
I am always fascinated at how we as a people continue to learn from the biosphere that surrounds us. Who knew that we would gain robotic ideas from caterpillars? Caterpillar's Crawl May Hold Clues To Future Robotics
Comment by Roderick Whitfield on July 27, 2010 at 5:52pm
Well, not forgeting the issue with Toyota Automotive breaks what was the solution
to this frictional and thermal problem which effected the microcontroller recieving
bad feedback in the closed feedback scheme and do you think breaking could hold a common sense solution looking back at reverse engineering and past technolgy?
Comment by Lance Brown on July 14, 2010 at 11:31am
I'm not sure if this technically is mechatronics, but it was created in a robotics lab at Carnegie Mellon University. Regardless, it's pretty cool!

3-D Video Gaming On Rain Becomes A Reality
Comment by Leslie Langnau on July 8, 2010 at 10:37am
This is so cool. I agree with Lance, it does have possibilities. I hope they keep exploring this area.
 

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