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Project-Based Learning: Five Key Features To Motivating Students

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

Many students I know take issue with Plato’s famous quote: “Students are lazy, disengaged and have bad manners” (The Republic VIII, 562b-563e). Stepping back from the ‘bad manners’ accusation, engaging and effectively teaching bored students can be challenging and the reasons behind haven’t become clear to me for quite some… read more >>

Solver Choice for Simulink and Simscape 3

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

This blog post intends to provide best practices for choosing solvers in Simulink and Simscape. Gratitude goes to Tom Egel and Erin McGarrity whose materials are the foundation for anything written below.  This article is certainly not aiming to replace the rock-solid documentation about solver choice, it is complementary and… read more >>

Torque Vectoring – KIT Team Sharing Vehicle Controls Success Story 2

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

Ka.Race.Ing-Team at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology volunteered to share in depth and hands-on their approach around vehicle controls and torque vectoring in particular. They are winners of the Simulink Student Challenge 2016. And to top it all off, Julian our guest blogger today, added two of their models on the MATLAB… read more >>

Getting Started with MATLAB, Simulink, and ROS

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

Sebastian Castro is back to talk about the basics of connecting MATLAB and Simulink with the Robot Operating System (ROS).
Robot Operating System (or ROS) is a commonly used framework for designing complex robotic systems. It is popular for building distributed robot software systems, as well as for its integration with packages… read more >>

Robot Modeling and Simulation: A Walking Robot Case Study 3

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

Today, my robotics colleague Sebastian Castro is back for another guest blog.
Before handing it over to Sebastian allow me a short note. My colleague Steve Eddins recently started a second blog on MATLAB Central, this one about Deep Learning. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Learning please visit his Deep… read more >>

Introducing the team – Part 2

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

This blog post is the second and final part introducing the MathWorks student competition team. We are 8 folks located in Boston (US), Cambridge (UK) and Munich (DE) with a key mission to equip student teams around the globe with software, training, and mentoring to tackle the same technical issues as professional… read more >>