Date

11-2010

Degree Name

BS in Electrical Engineering

Department

Electrical Engineering Department

Advisor

Fred W. DePiero

Abstract

The inverted pendulum is a classical problem in controls. The inherit instabilities in the setup make it a natural target for a control system. Over the years it has been the benchmark for testing new and innovative control theories such as Fuzzy Logic. During the course of this project a software fuzzy logic controller was implemented using a PIC microcontroller. At the conclusion of the experiment an interesting realization was made about the nature of Fuzzy Logic and its applicability in the world of controls.

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