QLabs by Quanser

The perfect way to teach mechatronics and controls and offer an interactive learning experience to your students.

Quanser Interactive Labs

The Quanser Interactive Labs platform is a collection of virtual hardware-based laboratory activities that supplement traditional or online courses.

The virtual plants are based on Quanser physical systems, and offer credible, academically appropriate hardware experiences on desktops, laptops, or smart devices.

Combining Quanser Interactive Labs with actual Quanser systems allows instructors to enrich their lectures and activities in traditional labs and increases engagement and students’ learning outcomes in class-based or online courses.

Bring credible, high-fidelity, interactive lab experiences to your students off-campus.

Distance learning is becoming an essential component of modern engineering education, but moving a traditional engineering course online remains challenging. Based on our industry-leading hardware platforms for controls, robotics, and mechatronics, the Quanser Interactive Labs platform can deliver meaningful hardware experiences to your students using a desktop or smart devices.

Rich interactive experiences for the lecture and the lab

Leverage Quanser Interactive Labs not only to offer students credible lab activities accessible off-campus but integrate them into your online lectures and bring even more interaction and engagement to your course material.

 A turn-key cross-platform solution

Quanser Interactive Labs’ virtual high-fidelity plants give students academically appropriate hardware experiences on Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android. Labs come with a complete student curriculum, including “check your understanding” and full assessment questions and lab reporting.

Scalable solutions for teaching and research

Quanser Interactive Labs are stand-alone applications that can be licensed by institutions for their students or purchased directly by students. This makes our platform much more scalable than traditional systems relying on access to hardware assets.

Qlabs Controls

QLabs Controls is a collection of virtual laboratory activities that supplement traditional or online control systems courses. The virtual hardware labs are based on Quanser QUBE-Servo 2 and Quanser AERO systems which allows you to combine physical and virtual plants to enrich lectures and in-lab activities and increases engagement and students’ learning outcomes in class-based or online courses.

Subscription Details

  • Curriculum modules 15
  • Hours of lab exercises 32
  • Subscription period 12 months
  • Seats Up to 300
  • Instructor resources Included
  • Analytics tools Included
  • Hardware discount 20% off the purchase of QUBE-Servo 2 or Quanser AERO

Experience Controls App

Free Mobile Control Systems Textbook

The Experience Controls app is a unique interactive mobile textbook introducing students to control systems fundamentals in an engaging way, through accessible language, real-time dynamic simulations, and self-directed learning. The accompanying instructor resources allow educators to easily implement Experience Controls into any new or existing control systems course.
Experience Controls can be downloaded for free on the App Store and Google Play.


  • Free for students and instructors
  • Real-time dynamic simulations
  • Sensor interactions
  • Communication with real hardware
  • Real-world case studies and examples
  • Mini-lecture podcasts
  • End-of-chapter reviews
  • Rich instructor resources