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Results for: Robotics

Mastering Autonomous Parking using Simulink and ROS

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

 

Today’s guest post is by Maximilian Mühlbauer. Maximilian was head of autonomous driving at TUfast Eco for the last season and will share their autonomous journey for the 2018 Shell Eco-marathon Autonomous UrbanConcept challenge.

Back in 2016, we started developing a speed controller to assist the driver in our efficiency challenges which… read more >>

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 >>

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 >>