As a part of the project entitled: “Innovative Teaching Methods Based on Virtual Reality” with FH Bielefeld University of applied science funded by DAAD, EPU student Ramyar Abdalla is writing his bachelor’s thesis on Campus Gütersloh on “Modeling, Simulation and 2D Animation of an Inverted Pendulum”. This student is supported by Prof. Dr. Christian Stöcker and Moaid Othman, a Research Associate in the Department of Engineering and Mathematics. This project is successfully gained by the International office of Erbil Polytechnic University.
In this work, a mathematical model of an inverted pendulum is created and a stabilizing controller designed. The equations of the control loop are then implemented in Unity, a software that also programs many computer games. The program can thus be started on VR glasses and shows the stabilized by the regulator inverse pendulum in a virtual laboratory. Thereby contributes to the construction of virtual laboratory experiments.
The project of “Innovative Teaching Methods Based on Virtual Reality” consists of two phases. Firstly, the research and bachelor thesis of incoming EPU students at FH Bielefeld. This phase includes three points which are:
- Specification of the research project by project owner at FH Bielefeld;
- Publication and subsequent recruitment of candidate;
- Conjoint supervision of bachelor thesis project by professors of both institutions to foster academic cooperation potential and future research projects.
Secondly, initiate and cooperation via visiting a delegation from EPU. This phase consists of two points which are:
- Invitation of EPU delegation consists of professors from the field of control and automation technology;
- Scientific assistants and visit consisting of campus tours (Bielefeld, Gütersloh, Minden), laboratory tours, meetings, German classes in the form of a workshop and/or seminar.
In the next upcoming days of this year, a delegation of EPU consists of five academic staff will visit FH Bielefeld to tackle common interests for possible research cooperation and exchange of students and staff.