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No Robot? No Problem! – Program Robots Using Simulations

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

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 the right hardware depends on some initial analysis.
You want to make sure your robot will behave as expected before testing on hardware…. 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 >>

CFD Modeling using MATLAB

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

In today’s post, Wojciech Regulski introduces you to modeling fluid dynamics using MATLAB. Wojciech has a PhD in mechanical engineering from Warsaw University of Technology, Poland, and has specialized in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in his research work. Wojciech also co-founded the QuickerSim company that specializes in development of  fluid flow simulation software.
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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 >>

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 >>

Introducing the team – Part 3

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

This blog post is the third one in an ongoing series introducing the MathWorks student competition team. The team is further growing and we are now 12 folks located in Boston (US), Bangalore (India), Cambridge (UK), and Munich (DE). Today’s post will introduce our new members Maitreyee, Alexa, Jose,… read more >>