International Journal of Online Engineering (iJOE), Vol 4, Iss SI1: REV2008, Pp 23-30 (2008)
web-based, education, virtual, remote, labs, design, tools, distance, learning, Technology, Information technology, and T58.5-58.64
This contribution describes the concept and implementation for an integration of microcontroller and FPGA based Rapid Prototyping modules into a Remote Lab system. This implementation enables a Web-based access to electro-mechanical models. A student uploads a source file implementation to the Remote Lab server in order to test an implementation directly within a hardware environment. The Remote Lab server offers the interfaces to integrate specific project and hardware plug-ins. These plug-ins access a hardware specific software environment to automatically compile and program the resulting firmware. To stimulate this design, the Remote Lab server exchanges digital signals via a serial interface. To allow the student to compare architectures of different designs using the same hardware model, a specific controller (using the Remote Lab interface) can be selected. For this, an IP-based multiplexer provides the control connection between the respective controller and the hardware model. In our contribution we would like to give examples of such a complex design task and how the students can use different tools during several design steps.
François Schmitt, Olivier Piccin, Laurent Barbé, and Bernard Bayle
Frontiers in Robotics and AI, Vol 5 (2018)
soft robotics, manufacturing process, soft components, prototyping, design, Mechanical engineering and machinery, TJ1-1570, Electronic computers. Computer science, and QA75.5-76.95
The growing interest in soft robots comes from the new possibilities offered by these systems to cope with problems that cannot be addressed by robots built from rigid bodies. Many innovative solutions have been developed in recent years to design soft components and systems. They all demonstrate how soft robotics development is closely dependent on advanced manufacturing processes. This review aims at giving an insight on the current state of the art in soft robotics manufacturing. It first puts in light the elementary components that can be used to develop soft actuators, whether they use fluids, shape memory alloys, electro-active polymers or stimuli-responsive materials. Other types of elementary components, such as soft smart structures or soft-rigid hybrid systems, are then presented. The second part of this review deals with the manufacturing methods used to build complete soft structures. It includes molding, with possibly reinforcements and inclusions, additive manufacturing, thin-film manufacturing, shape deposition manufacturing, and bonding. The paper conclusions sums up the pros and cons of the presented techniques, and open to developing topics such as design methods for soft robotics and sensing technologies.
architectural models, aesthetic and artistic values, breadboard art, design, prototyping, automation, innovative technologies, Philosophy (General), B1-5802, Sociology (General), and HM401-1281
The article discusses a theoretical study of the modeling role in the process of artistic and aesthetic representation of objects of subject-spatial environment and reflection of forms and objects of reality in the layout. The essence of the formation process of aesthetic ideology through prototyping techniques and methods, as well as study of the formation sequence of the aesthetic ideal and professional look of the artist-designer on the environment in the process of working on the layout of the manufacturer is examined. The problem of layout creation as a work of art which contributes to the development of artistic taste, aesthetic thinking and perception is considered. The emotional and aesthetic impact on the layout designer's work both on himself and on the viewer, as well as the finished layout, as a work of art, on the mind and emotions of a person are examined in the article.