Friday, December 19, 2008

Quanser in Mexico: Conference on Decision and Control

I just came back from IEEE's Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) in Cancun, Mexico.Together with Quanser's Mexican distributor's representative, Jacqueline Vicarte from MultiON, we were demonstrating the latest and greatest teaching and research solutions in the Quanser booth.

Not surprisingly, the Active Suspension
attracted a lot of attention. Conference delegates a
sked a lot of great questions about this unique and cutting edge experimental platform for control labs. In particular, Dr. Juan Camino showed interest in using the Active Suspension along with QuaRC software for his research in time varying systems. I may post more on this in the future.

For a bit of fun in between CDC's workshops and technical sessions, we invited delegates to take our WiiMote Inverted Pendulum Challenge. Even CDC's General Chair, Dr. Abdallah couldn't resist the experiment that captivates many engineering students.At some point people were lining up to try their skills with this interactive twist on a classic control experiment. Everyone who gave it a swing was entered into a draw to win their very own iPod. And the winner of the WiiMote Inverted Pendulum Challenge is Daniel Quevedo from the University of Newcastle, Australia. Congratulations and Happy Holidays!

Dr. Chaouki Abdallah, Chair of CDC'08, testing Quanser's Active Suspension

Dr. Dennis Bernstein, Professor at the Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan and the Editor of IEEE Control Systems Magazine visits our booth at CDC'08 - with Dr. Jacob Apkarian, Founder and CTO of Quanser.

Setting up Quanser's booth at the CDC'08


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