A New Interface as a Teaching Element in a General Course on Control Systems

Minekazu Moriishi, Norisada Uji, Aya Inaura, Hiroshi Yokoyama, & Hirotaka Uoi,
Osaka Electro-Communication University, Japan

Abstract

In the “Control by Computer Program” course taught at the Osaka Electro-Communication University, students are expected to master a control system that consists of actuators, sensors, and a computer interface. But in real-world control systems there are many interfaces — so many that students cannot recognize them easily. In this study, a new, more easily understood, physically separated and visualized interface has been developed by the authors. In addition, the authors have tested the new interface in the course and confirmed its usefulness.

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