Hands-on Introduction to Automatic Control with focus on Teleoperation and Real-Time Interaction
Introducing automatic control has always been challenging. As a technology, control is generally hidden by the enclosing application. As a methodology, control is often seen as a theoretical subject. Therefore, to grasp the interest of both practitioners enrolled in continuing education programs and students enrolled in introductory control courses, novel applications should be exploited. This paper presents an approach to demonstrate basic control concepts using a micropositioning experiment. It also shows that the importance of real-time interaction and teleoperation features in today control solutions can be implicitly underlined by providing a remote access to the experiment.