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EDUCATION
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EDUCATION

ABET Accreditation and role of engineering Laboratory Experiment Systems

This blog will focus on the importance of ABET accreditation and discussing the role of laboratory experiment systems in the accreditation process.

NEWS FROM US
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NEWS FROM US

PID Controller Design with STM32 Microcontrollers

Explore the implementation of a PID controller on the STM32 platform to achieve optimal performance in controlling the position of a ball on a balancing table.

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TECHNOLOGY
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TECHNOLOGY

Vibration and Oscillation in Stewart Platform

One of the key real-life applications of using oscillation movement in a Stewart platform is in the field of flight or sea state simulation.

TECHNOLOGY
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TECHNOLOGY

Testing Flight Instruments with the Hexapod Robot

Flying is a movement that human beings cannot do under natural conditions, but they can do with the tools they have invented. Vehicles such as helicopters, and airplanes, are produced for such situations. Although it may seem easy to move at first glance, there are too many factors to be controlled by the pilot to operate/fly these vehicles.

TECHNOLOGY
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TECHNOLOGY

What are Hexapod Robots Used For?

First of all, what is a hexapod? Hexapod is a Latin word that means “six feet”. That means a hexapod robot will consist of 6 actuators that can either be formed like a parallel arm Stewart Platform or legs like the Spider robots.

TECHNOLOGY
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TECHNOLOGY

Understanding PID Control: Using 2-DOF Ball Balancer Experiments

This article explains how to use PID controllers to solve a real-world balance problem. We need to calculate PID gains to do so. Let’s examine real-life balance problems with ACROME's Ball Balancing Table and Ball and Beam.

EDUCATION
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EDUCATION

What is Control Engineering?

Control engineering is a branch of mechanical, electrical, and software engineering that deals with the design and application of control systems. The control engineering department has bachelor's programs (generally 4-year education) as well as master's and Ph.D. programs as well. As an engineering discipline, the graduates are titled as Control Engineers.

NEWS FROM US
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NEWS FROM US

Delta Robot Python Option

ACROME’s educational Delta Robot is now open-source thanks to native Python support!

NEWS FROM US
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NEWS FROM US

Stewart Pro Platform Has 2 New Hardware Options!

Stewart Pro Platform has 2 new hardware features. These features help the platform to be more durable and more precise!

TECHNOLOGY
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TECHNOLOGY

A Few Things About “ROBOTICS LAB”

Robotics labs are educational environments that support the growth of experienced professionals who will operate in this industry as well as environments where robotics research can advance to improve our quality of life.

TECHNOLOGY
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TECHNOLOGY

Control Systems: What is PID Control?

There are a lot of methods for controlling the system manually and automatically. The most well-known automatic control methods are logic control, on-off control, and PID control. In this article, we will talk generally about automatic control systems, but especially the PID control systems.

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EDUCATION
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EDUCATION

What is Mechatronics Engineering?

Mechatronics, also called mechatronics engineering, which literally means "technology combining electronics and mechanical engineering" , is an interdisciplinary branch of engineering that focuses on the integration of mechanical, electronic and electrical engineering systems, and also includes a combination of robotics, electronics, computer science, telecommunications, systems, control, and product engineering.

TECHNOLOGY
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TECHNOLOGY

What Are Delta Robots Used For?

The Delta Robot is an example of a parallel robot. It has three arms that are joined at the base by universal joints. The usage of parallelograms in the arms, which preserves the end effector's alignment, is the fundamental design element.

TECHNOLOGY
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TECHNOLOGY

Necessary Equipment For Mechatronics Laboratories

Mechatronics, also known as mechatronic engineering, is a multidisciplinary engineering field that focuses on the design of both electrical and mechanical systems, as well as robotics, electronics, computer systems, control, and product engineering. A Mechatronics Design Lab is a fabrication shop and classroom with equipment for creating microprocessor-controlled electromechanical systems.

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TECHNOLOGY
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TECHNOLOGY

Robotics Knowledge

At the age of technology, the usage of robotics knowledge in higher education is only to be expected. There are even initiatives launched by certain national education authorities on the issue and they aim to incorporate robotics-based projects into new curricula. These initiatives, however, are far from successful since the robotics knowledge remains peripheral to the chief study plans and continues to be apart of the extra curricular or summer activities.

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EDUCATION
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EDUCATION

Robotics Labs in Education

Robotics labs are significant in educational settings primarily. Because of their impact on improving the exposure that fields like technology and engineering receive in school curricula. Second, robotics labs are significant in that they offer concrete and tangible experiences to students of all ages.

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Industry
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Industry

Delta Robot Fundamentals

The Delta robot is a tool that will be useful for students and strengthen your robotics and automation labs. It is also the most productive tool for understanding parallel kinematic robotic fundamentals without barriers. As much as it looks aesthetic with delta robot design, it has already started to be used in many sectors since the technology started to develop.

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Industry
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Industry

The Basics of The Ball Balancing Table

The ball balancing table (BBT in short) plays a very important role in mechatronics and robotics. Also, control theory is a very important concept in many parts of technology. Many models and developments have begun to emerge based on this theory. Just as each model is based on a theory, the ball balancing table is based on control theory. Balancing the ball placed on a table in the desired position is one of the most important examples of control theory.

Industry
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Industry

What are the Basics of Ball and Beam

The ball and beam system is a popular example in control theory. This robot is a very useful tool both for students to understand systems and for studies in engineering fields. The ball-and-beam system consists of a ball that rotates back and forth on a long beam that can be tilted by a servo or electric motor. Let's look a little further, at the ball-and-beam system.

TECHNOLOGY
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TECHNOLOGY

What is a Linear Inverted Pendulum

The linear inverted pendulum (or linear pendulum, lin. pen for short) is a classical physics experiment used to explain the control theory and system dynamics. Therefore, it has been used as one of the primary systems used to test and compare control strategies. In an inverted pendulum system, which is an open-loop unstable system, it is desired to stabilize the system by reciprocating motion to stabilize it. It is also used as a common method for testing control algorithms.

TECHNOLOGY
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TECHNOLOGY

Basics of the Stewart Platform

The device, called the Stewart Platform, was first designed in 1954 by V. Eric Gough from England. It is classified as a parallel manipulator device that is used for positioning and motion control.

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EDUCATION
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EDUCATION

Setting up a control laboratory: Equipments and the System

A control lab is a fundamental hands-on experiment lab required for most engineering departments. Whether you are planning to purchase a new control lab equipment or to start a new control / mechatronics lab; there are 2 important topics that you will need to focus on for every purchase.

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NEWS FROM US
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NEWS FROM US

WINNERS OF THE ALTAIR’S DIGITAL-TWIN CONTEST ON BALL BALANCING TABLE

In April 2021, our partner Altair Inc. hosted a unique student contest on digital-twin concept, where they selected our Ball Balancing Table as the main subject.

NEWS FROM US
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NEWS FROM US

A New Era in Engineering Education: Enriching the online education experience with Digital-Twins and Remote Labs

At ACROME, we are working towards achieving the goal of more “accessible controls, mechatronics, and robotics education." We are also witnessing the digital transformation of the traditional education systems under the umbrella of distance education.

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EDUCATION
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EDUCATION

Importance of Reporting and Assessment in the Laboratory Curricula

We talk about and highlight the importance of reporting and assessment in laboratories. We discuss why reporting is important and how it contributes to science and related education in addition to the link between remote labs and reporting. Take a look at our article!

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EDUCATION
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EDUCATION

Importance of Repeatable Experiments in Science

In this article, we discuss the importance and place of repeatable experiments in science in addition to their numerous contributions to every part of our lives.

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EDUCATION
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EDUCATION

Remote Education Tools and Technologies in Engineering: Remotely Accessible Engineering Labs

In this post, we are exploring the importance of an innovation in education. Remote labs have long existed, but they have just captured the public's attention due to the impact the pandemic has on education.

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NEWS FROM US
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NEWS FROM US

ACROME Acrobot 6-DoF Robot Arm with Altair's Activate MBD Software

See Acrome's 6-DOF ACROBOT in action using multiple programming languages and Altair's Activate as the digital twin platform.

TECHNOLOGY
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TECHNOLOGY

Using ACROME Educational Robotic Systems with Python® Programming Language

In this whitepaper, we are exploring Python® language support of ACROME’s educational robotic systems.

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EDUCATION
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EDUCATION

The Use of the Stewart Platform (aka Hexapod) in Real Life and Industry

In this blog episode we'll be sharing information about Stewart Platforms (aka Hexapods) and their usages in real life and various industries.

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TECHNOLOGY
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TECHNOLOGY

6 Different Control Engineering Lab Experiments That Can Be Related With A 2-DOF Ball Balancer

Here is a good list that encapsulates what could be done with a decent quality ball balancer system: 6 different control lab experiments.

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TECHNOLOGY
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TECHNOLOGY

Robotic News of 2018 (Part 1)

2018 was such a productive year for robotic developments. Different kind of industries like medical, bio, domestic and toy segments have all made brilliant advances with the help of artificial intelligence.

EDUCATION
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EDUCATION

Overview of Control Systems in the Universe

Control Systems in Nature and Human. Control Systems in Social Life and Information and Control Theory.

EDUCATION
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EDUCATION

Robotics (Not Effective) 101

Problems in robotics courses: "Lack of hands-on experience", "limited amount of time for education" and "What to do for a better introduction?" Read more to find out what can be done about learning robotics more effectively.

EDUCATION
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EDUCATION

Robotics in Education

It is well known that the kids question a lot how the things are shaped and interact with each other. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.

EDUCATION
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EDUCATION

Road to the Engineering

Getting engineering courses can be seen like learning how to drive; you can study the highway code (or learn the theory) for years, but nothing can prepare you for the real thing, which is getting behind the wheel and hitting the open road.

TECHNOLOGY
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TECHNOLOGY

Driving a step motor using LabVIEW FPGA Module

Stepper motors are the motors that operate with very precise signals. They change the angular position step by step with the pulse signals applied to the motor input. The stepper motors, which convert digital inputs into analog rotational motion, are also known as "digital machines".

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EDUCATION

ABET Accreditation and role of engineering Laboratory Experiment Systems

NEWS FROM US

PID Controller Design with STM32 Microcontrollers

TECHNOLOGY

Vibration and Oscillation in Stewart Platform

TECHNOLOGY

Testing Flight Instruments with the Hexapod Robot

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