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Results for: Simulink

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 >>

No Robot? No Problem! – Program Robots Using Simulations 2

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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Robotics programmers have been putting more emphasis on simulation for both hardware and software design. Here are a few reasons why:

You may not have available hardware, or selecting… read more >>

Speedgoat and MathWorks Jointly Supporting Automotive Student Teams

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

A Unique Support Package
Speedgoat and MathWorks are offering a unique support package to select Formula Student teams.
Apply now: speedgoat.com/company/formula-student-sponsoring

Some Background
Automotive student racing teams are typically brilliant when it comes to modeling new ideas and advanced concepts. An area where I have seen teams performing less effective was deploying algorithms onto their… read more >>

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 >>

Robot Manipulation, Part 2: Dynamics and Control

Posted by Sebastian Castro,

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 Sebastian Castro,

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 >>