Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at the Coimbatore campus organized a two-day workshop on Fuzzy Logic Implementation in Embedded Systems during March 7-8, 2014 in association with the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE).
The aim of the workshop was to train the engineers on implementation of fuzzy logic in embedded systems. The workshop covered training on fuzzy in MATLAB, C programming, MPLAB with PROTEUS and PIC Controller Environment.
"Fuzzy logic has been found to be particularly suitable for many embedded control applications. The intuitive nature of the fuzzy-based system design saves engineers time and reduces costs by shortening product development cycles and making system maintenance and adjustments easier. Placing an embedded microprocessor system into a product makes the product smart. It can then be programmed to do things that are too difficult. Involving fuzzy logic in embedded systems makes the work simpler." shared the organizers.
The workshop drew attention from 122 participants including faculty, researchers, PG and UG students from different parts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The workshop was inaugurated by Dr. Sindhu Thampatty, Chairperson - Department of EEE, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore Campus. While briefing about the workshop Dr. S. Balamurugan, Assistant Professor, Department of EEE explained, “Fuzzy logic is a fascinating area of research because it does a good job of trading off between significance and precision.”
The first day started with the topic Introduction to Fuzzy Logic by Dr. S. Balamurugan. He also conducted a tutorial and training on Matlab Fuzzy logic. On the second day, coding of fuzzy logic was done in C++ and tested in MPLAB and Proteus environment. Finally the fuzzy code is written in PIC, tested and implemented. Noting the successful of the program participants shared their good feed backs. “The workshop will be useful for the fuzzy implementation in our research projects,” noted a team of participants.