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How a Differential Equation Becomes a Robot: Part 1: Rigid Body Dynamics

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In Part 1 of this five-part webinar series we show how to model three-dimensional mechanical systems. We start by showing how to develop symbolic expressions and equations of motion, and how to build dynamic models that can be used for numeric simulation. We also show how to directly import mechanisms from popular CAD packages.

View the full webinar series here: http://www.mathworks.com/programs/diff_eq_robot_webinars/index.html

About the presenter: Carlos Osorio received a B.S. from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru and an M.S. from the University of California at Berkeley, both in Mechanical Engineering. He specializes in Automatic Control Systems and Vehicle Dynamics. Before joining The MathWorks in October of 2007, he worked in the automotive industry in the Advanced Chassis Technology Department at Visteon Corporation, where he was involved in the development and implementation of prototype electronic active and semi-active suspensions, steer-by-wire and brake-by-wire systems for passenger vehicles.

Product Focus

  • Symbolic Math Toolbox
  • Simulink
  • SimMechanics

Recorded: 11 mei 2012