Experiments in Control Education

A Few Examples from ME Courses


Professor Brent Gillespie

Professor Anna Stefanopoulou

Professor Huei Peng


Department of Mechanical Engineering

 University of Michigan


Abstract: Three experiments were developed this past year and introduced to three ME control courses. These experiments aim to increase student active learning. In this seminar we share the instructor's experience of developing them and teaching them. It was fun and rewarding!


Experiment 1: Haptic Interface for Hands-on Dynamics Teaching


Experiment 2: Virtual Controls Laboratory

Experiment 3: Control of Bicycle Dynamics, "the BitterCycle"


Friday, January 10, 2003

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

1500 EECS