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Results for: Robotics

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 >>

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 >>

Machine Learning to the Rescue! 2

Posted by Sebastian Castro,

MathWorks was recently at RoboCup 2018 in Montreal, Canada. Over the 7 days of this event, we got a lot done. In this post, Sebastian Castro will discuss one of the collaboration efforts he worked on.
Introduction
One of my favorite things about working with student competitions is the chance to collaborate… read more >>