When Quanser visited Queen’s, a robotics lab was in session, run by the Electrical Engineering program. The course was “Introduction To Robotics” and 20 fourth-year students were actively learning and experimenting with Quanser’s Rotary Flexible Link and Rotary Flexible Joint, as part of the controls portion of the course.
“While this particular lab is for Electrical and Computer Engineering, we share Quanser equipment with other departments,” says Keyvan. “Our department, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and the Mathematics and Engineering program – all have control courses.” So the entire faculty is not just sharing space, it’s sharing equipment.
“Yes, that’s the whole idea of going with Quanser equipment,” Keyvan explains. “We decided to go with Quanser because Quanser equipment was modular and flexible, you can use it for control, you can use it for robotics, and you can add different accessories to each servo module and create new experiments out of it.”