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M E 360C M E 360C. Cyber Vehicle Systems. 3 Hours.

Study of the engineering principles of autonomous mobile robots. Subjects include understanding the dynamics of vehicle systems, and the principles and practical implementation of sensing, actuation, and control. Emphasis on providing practical laboratory study of these subjects using mobile robot platforms, and the use of the commercial software package LabVIEW for programming of real-time data acquisition and control targets. Simulation studies may also be conducted in LabVIEW and/or the Matlab environment, so some proficiency in use of both of these software packages is expected. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Mechanical Engineering 360C, 379M (Topic: Cyber Vehicle Systems), 390C, 397 (Topic: Cyber Vehicle Systems). Prerequisite: For engineering majors, Mechanical Engineering 344 with a grade of at least C-; for others, upper-division standing and written consent of instructor.