An educational fuzzy-based control platform using LEGO robots

Daniel Zaldivar, Erik Cuevas, Marco Pérez-Cisneros, Juan Sossa, Jose Rodríguez, Edgar Palafox

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Abstract

Fuzzy controllers have gained popularity in the past few decades with successful implementations in many fields that have enabled designers to control complex systems through linguistic-based rules in contrast to traditional methods. This paper presents an educational platform based on LEGO© NXT to assist the learning of fuzzy logic control principles at undergraduate level by providing a simple and easy-to-follow teaching setup. The proposed fuzzy control study aims to accustom students to the learning of fuzzy control fundamentals by building hands-on robotic experiments. The proposed educational platform has been successfully applied to several undergraduate courses within the Electronics Department in the University of Guadalajara. The description of robotic experiments and the evaluation of their impact on student performance are both provided in the paper. © Manchester University Press.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)157-171
Number of pages139
JournalInternational Journal of Electrical Engineering Education
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StatePublished - 1 Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Zaldivar, Daniel ; Cuevas, Erik ; Pérez-Cisneros, Marco ; Sossa, Juan ; Rodríguez, Jose ; Palafox, Edgar. / An educational fuzzy-based control platform using LEGO robots. In: International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education. 2013 ; pp. 157-171.
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In: International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education, 01.04.2013, p. 157-171.

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