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TUTORIAL
Type and Duration: Tutorial, 10:00-12:00, November 18th, 2014
Room: PATIO 1
Title
Design Real Systems, Fast! LabVIEW for embedded system design and rapid prototyping

Presenters
Cristóbal Rus
Academic Program Engineer (National Instruments)

URL: http://www.ni.com/robotics/

Abstract
Maximum 16 seats, 2 people per computer and one hw device per group.
In this workshop attendees will learn and do exercises combining math, simulation and real embedded deployment with LabVIEW. Short exercises include textual and graphical Math, Data Acquisition, Control&Automation and Artificial Vision.
LabVIEW is a powerful tool for design, simulate, prototype and deploy embedded systems into the robotics and mechatronics worlds. From LEGO Mindstorms to big machines, using a single software platform that accepts programming code from different paradigms: textual math combines with graphical math and model based simulation, all directly connected to data acquisition and control loops, high level design patterns, and being able to directly download to hardware thus making prototyping really fast.
No prior experience in LabVIEW is needed, however advanced users are welcome to practice beyond the basics while attending the talk. Latest NI LabVIEW 2014 version and newest NI myRIO hardware technologies will be used on every computer.

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CONFERENCE
Type and Duration: Conference, 12:30-13:30, November 18th, 2014
Room: PATIO 1
Meal: During the presentation cold meal packs will be distributed

Title
Innovative Software for Robotics and Cyberphysical System Design

Speaker
Andy Chang
Senior Program Manager, Academic Research (National Instruments)
He is a senior manager for academic research at National Instruments in Austin, Texas. He is currently a PhD candidate in the department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas, Austin. He received the B.S degree from the University of California, San Diego in Mechanical Engineering and M.S degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in Mechanical Engineering. His research interests include optimal control, dynamic system modeling, robotics, and cyber-physical systems. He recently participated in the White House initiative for Cyber-physical systems, a member of euRobotics, and was the vice-chair of industry for IFAC Mechatronics Symposium.

URL: http://www.ni.com/robotics/

Abstract
Robotics is one of the fastest growing engineering fields with many challenges. Roboticists need powerful software to design their sophisticated robot systems - a software that is scalable across multiple robotics applications and tasks, and is open to incorporate existing algorithms. In addition, the software should be tightly integrated with sensors and actuators and be able to deploy deterministic control algorithms to embedded hardware. With the evolution of Cyberphysical systems which require tightly integrated technologies and real-time control, such architecture and distributed technologies can accelerate robotics system design. Leveraging a platform-based approach and a unified development framework to design, prototype and deploy sophisticated robotic architectures, roboticists can design and test algorithms in phyics-based simulator then seamlessly implement the design in real-world systems using built-in device drivers. The ability to use a single software architecture for both simulation and implementation expedites the design cycle and promotes innovative robotics research to solve problems that we do not fully understand today.

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