Quanser is well known and respected for offering modern - and modular - courseware that spans all of the core control topics, including mechatronics and robotics. Their products and solutions include Linear Motion Control, Rotary Motion Control, Aerospace Dynamics, Structural Analysis, Autonomous Systems and Industrial Process Control.
All Quanser products are compataible with Matlab/Simulink and LABview, making them a natural addition to applied technology and enginnering labs.
Developing a Modern Course for Instrumentation and Measurement
Being one of the youngest engineering schools in Canada, the York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering faces all the challenges typical to building new engineering programs and courses. At the same time, this presents a great opportunity for the faculty to develop truly modern curricula that combine theory with practical applications and employ modern pedagogy, with a goal of better preparing Lassonde’s graduates for the demands of their future engineering careers. Read the whole story >>
How to save funds, space and time while expanding your engineering program.
The Faculty of Applied Science at Queen's University was facing the same kinds of growth and space challenges that are familiar to engineering schools around the world. With a diverse range of ten unique engineering programs - and limited facilities - the staff at Queen's created a co-operative, state-of-the-art space that serves all engineering disciplines. The faculty decided to go with Quanser, because Quanser equipment offered modularity and flexibility - you can use it for control, you can use it for robotics and you can add different accessories to each servo module and create a new experiment out of it. Read the whole story >>
Hands-on education and research needs solved by partnership with Quanser.
As an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Concordia University, Dr. Youmin Zhang puts in very full days and weeks, both as a teacher and a lead researcher. His specific areas of interest are avionics, guidance, navigation and flight control of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Passionate about preparing students to become industry-ready engineers, he enthusiastically brings his latest research into the classroom. Dr. Zhang had one overriding need: to engage and motivate his glight control course students through hands-on learning instead of strictly theoretical knowledge. Read the whole story >>
Increasing enrollment by re-engineering biomedical education.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada has a unique undergraduate program that combines seemingly disparate studies: Electrical and Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Shahin Sirouspour, an Associate Professor in the department, became deeply interested in medical robotics after joining McMaster in 2003. He noticed the need for engineers who understand medical sciences. Or maybe it was a need for medical practitioners who understand engineering? He realized there was nothing in medical robotics, especially for the undergrad level, that he could go directly and buy. But he was convinced Quanser engineers were the right people to create custom devices for his lab. Read the whole story >>
With the support of QUARC, successful mechatronics course is achievable.
Pardon Dr. David Wang for speaking quickly. He doesn’t have much time. This popular professor teaches mechatronics at Canada’s celebrated engineering school, the University of Waterloo, and doesn’t mince words about the challenges his students face. To be successful, he believes they need to complete real-world projects lightning fast but without compromising their learning. “Typically, you have to finish something in one term, four months.” And there is a lot to accomplish in such a short time. Anything that saves students time, without compromising learning, is a boon. Dr. Wang is very positive regarding QUARC as a productive teaching and learning tool. Students rapidly prototype control startegies, so they don't have to go back and do evertything from scratch. Read the whole story >>
Engineering better research.
His problem was three-fold. To conduct innovative control-based engineering research, Manfredi Maggiore's department needed financial, intellectual and practical support. Associate Professor with the Systems Controls Group in the University of Toronto's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dr. Maggiore "wanted to create a high-precision device that is capable of positioning an object placed on a moving platform in three degrees of freedom with high accuracy.' Dr. Maggiore considered building and designing these experiments himself but too many engineering hours would be required. Read the whole story >>
Partnership in haptics research leads to 'surgical' breakthrough.
An intensely dynamic and productive engineer, Dr. Rajni Patel of the Western University is constantly reinventing processes to make sense of his world. His research projects focus on the application of robotics in medicine, specifically in minimal invasive surgery and therapy. Dr. Patel regularly crosses traditional academic boundaries. He's the main architect of the blending of engineering and medicine at the Western University. It was in this capacity as a multidisciplinary researcher that he found himself in a far reaching collaboration with the team at Quanser, known for its enthusiasm for engineering innovation. They shared his keen interests in robotics and haptics. Read the whole story >>
Driving haptic-based rehabilitation research further and faster.
Dr. Daniela Constantinescu of the University of Victoria in British Columbia is a talented engineering educator who is able to bring a number of cross-disciplinary engineering areas to bear on her research. Her background in mechatronics, mechanical engineering, robotics and electrical engineering has allowed her to progress research projects centering on haptics. One of her areas of interest is full-body 6 DOF interaction in a virtual environment; another more recent project involves haptic tele-cooperation. This latter area is being realized as a far-reaching rehabilitation project designed to help solve a growing real world problem: how to ensure out-patient rehabilitation clients continue to perform their regular rehab program once they’ve returned home, with no direct engagement with rehabilitation centre staff. Read the whole story >>
Quanser helps CSA's Nano-satellite project
The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is a world leader in the research, design and development of space robotics and cutting-edge spacecraft technologies, such as advanced satellite systems. While working on research and development for its groundbreaking nano-satellite project, CSA’s spacecraft technologies group required sophisticated real-time control tools. CSA was looking for a partner company that would be responsive and supportive, understand its complex application issues, and possess the ability to develop an adaptable, flexible platform. Read the whole story >>
Quanser revolutionizes Stroke Rehabilitation Therapy
Around the world, researchers are working to advance technology for medical assistive devices. In Canada, leading researchers and industry partners have joined forces in the Intelligent Computational Assistive Science and Technology network (ICAST) to advance intelligent technology for the assistance of seniors and people with disabilities. The aim is to develop and enhance technologies that are both effective and affordable while improving Canada’s global competitiveness. A founding partner in this unique network, Quanser has been developing state-of-the-art haptic robotic technology to create interactive, intelligent devices and software that will revolutionize medical treatment and rehabilitation methods. In partnership with the University of Toronto and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (Toronto Rehab), Quanser is developing a commercial product for limb rehabilitation in stroke victims – the Autonomous Upper-Limb Stroke Rehabilitation Device, or rehab robot. Read the whole story >>
Quanser Helps DRDC Take UAV Technology to the Next Level
Currently, there is a great deal of interest in developing UAV simulators and models that can enhance platform technologies, such as flight control, and be used in a cooperative setting to enable fleets of unmanned vehicles to communicate. Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), an agency within the Department of National Defence, is undertaking UAV research for a variety of potential military applications. DRDC required the research tools and test bed on which to test its own algorithms and further its UAV research. Read the whole story >>