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Best practices and teamwork for student competitions

Reach for the Run Button, … and for the Physical Modeling Online Training

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

Today, allow me to introduce the MathWorks online training on physical modeling, more specifically on vehicle modeling for student teams. I will give an overview of the learning outcomes and share how teams successfully used vehicle modeling.
Why Vehicle Modeling?
There are some scenarios where trial-and-error wouldn’t be an option, right?! Just… read more >>

Autonomous Navigation and Planning: An Online Training for Mobile Robotics

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

In today’s blog post Jose Avendano Arbelaez, who already blogged in the racing lounge will introduce you to  a video series of training materials that will enable your team to get started with designing and simulating common mobile robotics algorithms in MATLAB and Simulink.
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MathWorks supports many different types of… read more >>

Computer Vision: A “Deep” Dive and a Complimentary Online Training

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

In today’s article, our guest blogger Connell D’Souza who already introduced you to app building, will talk about how you can learn to use MATLAB for Computer Vision for autonomous vehicles.
Deep Learning vs. Computer Vision
Deep learning for vision promises quicker and more accurate detections. As expected student competition teams have… read more >>

Robot Manipulation, Part 2: Dynamics and Control

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

In this blog post, Sebastian Castro will talk about robot manipulation with MATLAB and Simulink. The previous part discussed kinematics (if you have not read it, we recommend you do), while this part discusses dynamics.
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Introduction
To motivate the importance of low-level robot manipulator control, I want to introduce… read more >>

Robot Manipulation, Part 1: Kinematics

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

In this blog post, Sebastian Castro will talk about robot manipulation with MATLAB and Simulink. This part will discuss kinematics, and the next part will discuss dynamics.
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Crash Course on Robot Manipulators
Let’s start with a quick comparison of kinematics and dynamics.

Kinematics is the analysis of motion without considering forces…. read more >>

Why Use Apps?

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

I asked Connell D’Souza, today’s guest blogger, that exact question. His answer was short: “REPETITION. INTERACTION. AUTOMATION.” In the following, Connell will share his experience from a past job and illustrate some options we have. Enjoy!
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Most of us use a multitude of apps every day for almost everything from… read more >>

Introducing the team – Part 3

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

This blog post is the third one in an ongoing series introducing the MathWorks student competition team. The team is further growing and we are now 12 folks located in Boston (US), Bangalore (India), Cambridge (UK), and Munich (DE). Today’s post will introduce our new members Maitreyee, Alexa, Jose,… read more >>

Hydraulic decoupled suspension – how to get things running smoothly 2

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

In the first part of this post, I introduced the hydraulic decoupled suspension concept designed by Timothy Novotny and Alex Hönger from AMZ Racing.
In this second part learn about their design process and how they verified and tested the hydraulic decoupled suspension.
Dimensioning
A question about the weight target was asked during… read more >>

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