Friday, June 25, 2010

New Controls Technology Presented at ACC 2010

The American Control Conference (ACC) is an annual forum where members of systems and control communities discuss new developments in theory and application of controls and Quanser will participate as always. An active member of the controls community for over 20 years and a big supporter of the annual ACC, Quanser typically demonstrates new technology for peers in academia and industry.

This year, however, we have something extra special for the conference delegates. We will demonstrate new unmanned vehicle technology for indoor research in our Innovation Hub. Delegates will have a unique opportunity to control and navigate a realistic unmanned vehicle mission. A series of 20-minute interactive demos will be presented in the Falkland Room, Harborside Floor. Mark down the times:

Wednesday, June 30 & Thursday, July 1 the demo runs at 9 am, 11.30 am, 1 pm and 3.30 pm
Friday, July 2 you can join us at 9.30 am and 11.30 am

After a live demonstration delegates are welcome to ask Quanser engineers questions about the Unmanned Vehicle Systems Lab.

But the Unmanned Vehicle Systems Lab is not the only innovative platform we will be showcasing at ACC this year. Stop by our booth in the Exhibit Area and experience haptic technology that helps neuroArm scientists in research and development of the second generation of the MRI-compatible surgical robot. You can also see a live demo of 3 DOF Gyroscope, another popular experimental platform used in control labs as far away as Australia to teach advanced control concepts.

Many universities are expanding their course offerings beyond the physical classroom or lab. That is one reason Quanser is now offering Virtual Labs. Come and try the Virtual Lab Paper Machine Experiment to share ideas on how advanced control education can benefit from this new teaching method.

Virtual Labs increase the hands-on teaching capacity for large classes, facilitate remote l
earning and student self-exploration.

And last, but not least: at ACC we'll give a glimps into what green technology will be available soon for teaching and research. ACC conference delegates will get an exclusive preview of the Wind Power Experiment. Come by and talk to Dr. Apkarian or members of our engineering team about the control challenges and green technology.

ACC delegates will get an exclusive preview of the prototype of Quanser's Wind Power Experiment.

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