In engineering research, detail is vital. Researchers must not only develop models quickly, but they also require in-depth analytical tools to help them understand on a fundamental level the intricacies of their models. Fortunately, tools like MapleSim and Maple, from Maplesoft, are available to researchers to aid in their model development and analysis. With MapleSim, researchers can quickly develop their models and can gain insight into their systems' behaviours. Researchers at many academic institutions have adopted MapleSim, advanced physical modeling software from Maplesoft, as a key tool in their engineering research activities. This article illustrates how engineering researchers are making significant strides in their work with the help of Maplesoft technology. It highlights the work of six researchers from around the world, and discusses such diverse projects as space rovers, humanoid robots, parallel manipulators, golf clubs, and electric and hybrid-electric vehicle batteries.
- Dr. Amir Khajepour: Autonomous rovers, delta robots, electric vehicles
- Dr. Venkat Krovi: Parallel manipulators, haptic devices
- Dr. John McPhee: Electric and hybrid-electric vehicles, golf drivers
- Drs. Martin Brown, Gustavo Medrano-Cerda, Darwin Caldwell: Humanoid robots