Why were we there? Within a month's time, the students have to assemble a classroom project using motion control products. So the lecture was aimed at helping them better understand the technologies available and how to determine what kind is best suited for certain application types.
"Basically, we help you figure out how to move from point A to point B," Ariel said during the lecture on Tuesday, April 3. "There is a whole world of linear guides ... you should first become familiar with what's out there."
Ali's portion of the lecture dove into more granular details, including calculation examples. Several students asked questions pertaining to their upcoming projects.
"It's good for them to hear from people who do this for a living because they get a lot of theory in class," said UC Berkeley Adjunct Professor George Anwar, a former classmate and colleague of Ali's. "This shows them the more practical side."
INTERNSHIPS The lecture turned into an informal recruitment for our about-to-launch internship program — oh yes, a sneak peek at something big! Students who took time to speak with Ali and Ariel after class asked many questions about our internship program, which we plan to launch this summer. For more about the upcoming internships [ click here ]