Next Gen 3D Ping Pong Model

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Title Next Gen 3D Ping Pong Model
Summary Masters and Bachelors (Ex/Job) Thesis Project
Author Walid Taha
Supervisor Walid Taha, Philippsen
Level Master
Status Open

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3D Ping Pong Model
3D Ping Pong Model


  • Mechanics
    • Impacts, Robots
  • Sensing
  • Actuation
  • Model validation
  • Specifics: Acumen + 2012 Model
  • Supervision: Taha, Philippsen


Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) is an important research area that is concerned with the way in which many future innovations will involve close coupling of both communicating computational (or cyber) components as well as physical components. Universities around the world are developing courses on CPS, and high-quality case studies and model problems are very important for both the development of these educational programs and for evaluating new CPS tools. At Halmstad, Yingfu Zeng had previously developed a model of a Ping Pong playing robot, which has been used successfully for teaching three editions of the CPS course at Halmstad. The goal of this masters thesis project is to systematically evaluate and improve this model, as well as to document the strengths and benefits of this model for both education and for evaluating CPS tools.


  1. Experiences with A First Course on Cyber-Physical Systems. WESE'13 pdf.
  2. Modeling Basic Aspects of Cyber-Physical Systems. DSLRob'12, pdf.
  3. Yingfu Zeng, Lightweight Three-Dimensional Visualization for Hybrid Systems Simulation, Masters thesis in Embedded and Intelligent Systems, Halmstad University, 2012. Archive includes thesis document, presentation, and Acumen models and snapshot of a Acumen.