Electrical Engineering Department
BS in Electrical Engineering
Fred W. DePiero
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.