Inverted Pendulum Control
This is lab 4 of 6 in the course
Balancing an inverted pendulum may seem like a purely academic challenge, but the control algorithm that is used is analogous to a wide variety of real-life problems, from Segway scooters to rockets. In this lab, students will begin by learning the fundamentals of inverted pendulum control, followed by optimal control of an inverted pendulum in section two. They will then apply this knowledge to a hands-on activity using the Quanser Controls Board, perform calculations, and answer free response questions.