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Best practices and teamwork for student competitions

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Results for: 2018

Getting Started with the Virtual Maritime RobotX Challenge

Posted by Sebastian Castro,

So, we hear you are competing in a boat competition in Hawaii? Really cool location for a competition! But wow, that’s a hard environment to replicate! Waves, ocean winds, transporting a 16-foot-long boat, not a great situation to be in! As a result, most teams have a hard time doing… read more >>

Flying Drones Using Simulink 2

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

Today’s guest post is by Maitreyee Mordekar. Maitreyee is in charge of the MathWorks student drone competitions. She’ll be sharing first hand experience from an event where students were progamming the PARROT Mambo Minidrone using Simulink.

You like using Simulink? –  or need an opportunity to learn the software better? You… read more >>

Government, Industry, and Academia Shaping the Next Generation of Engineers

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

Today’s guest post is by Swarooph Seshadri. Swarooph is MathWorks’ liaison to EcoCar Mobility Challenge which aims to educate the next generation of automotive engineers.

Student competitions have a unique benefit of teaching students, real-world concepts to be successful in a professional environment, such as project management, communication, teamwork etc. A… read more >>

A Dynamic Duo: Simulink + VEX Robotics

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

Today,  Jose Avendano Arbelaez shares another guest post with us. Make sure you let us know your thoughts in the comments section.
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The rise of project-based learning and low-cost electronics kits have made it possible for an increasing number of primary and secondary school students to gain classroom experience with robots… read more >>

“Courses Taught Me Theory, Competitions Made Me an Engineer” (P. Tischler) 1

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

Connell D’Souza is back and shares some learnings from the SUAS competition.

We have just been through a great competition summer where I met some very fascinating people from different nationalities, backgrounds and focus areas! One of the many people I met this summer was Phillip Tischler at AUVSI’s Student Unmanned… read more >>

How Do Autonomous Systems “See”?

Posted by Sebastian Castro,

Sebastian Castro is back to talk about sensors in autonomous systems, supported by a few example algorithms and student competitions that use low-cost hardware platforms.
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There are many challenges around the world that focus on learning autonomous perception and navigation using low-cost ground vehicle platforms. Here are a few that we… read more >>