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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 >>

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.
Introduction
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 >>

RoboCup@Home Education: 2018 Update

Posted by Sebastian Castro,

Sebastian Castro is back to talk about his top 2 professional interests: robotics and education.
The RoboCup@Home Education Challenge is a robotics education experience based on, and built into, the worldwide RoboCup competition. This initiative is headed by Prof. Jeffrey Tan from Nankai University, who has been involved in RoboCup for many… 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>