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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 >>

Hydraulic decoupled suspension – how to get things running smoothly 2

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

In the first part of this post, I introduced the hydraulic decoupled suspension concept designed by Timothy Novotny and Alex Hönger from AMZ Racing.
In this second part learn about their design process and how they verified and tested the hydraulic decoupled suspension.
Dimensioning
A question about the weight target was asked during… read more >>

Hydraulic decoupled suspension – the journey starts with a bold idea

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

© kreutzweise.de
Great ideas don’t always stand the test of time. It may be due to some drawbacks that knock out the great advantage, or it simply is too expensive or difficult to implement. The following article will share a contradicting example. Enjoy this engineering success story of originality and rock-solid engineering… read more >>

Preparing for the RoboCup Major Leagues

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

The Racing Lounge is back from Christmas break. I wish you all a succesful and healthy 2018!
In today’s post, Sebastian Castro discusses his experiences with a robotics workshop he helped deliver at the RoboCup Asia-Pacific (RCAP) event in Bangkok, Thailand.
As a reminder, MathWorks is a global sponsor of RoboCup which comes with many benefits to student… read more >>

Project-Based Learning: Five Key Features To Motivating Students 2

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

Many students I know take issue with Plato’s famous quote: “Students are lazy, disengaged and have bad manners” (The Republic VIII, 562b-563e). Stepping back from the ‘bad manners’ accusation, engaging and effectively teaching bored students can be challenging and the reasons behind haven’t become clear to me for quite some… read more >>

Solver Choice for Simulink and Simscape 3

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

Introduction
This blog post intends to provide best practices for choosing solvers in Simulink and Simscape. Gratitude goes to Tom Egel and Erin McGarrity whose materials are the foundation for anything written below.  This article is certainly not aiming to replace the rock-solid documentation about solver choice, it is complementary and… read more >>

Torque Vectoring – KIT Team Sharing Vehicle Controls Success Story 3

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

Ka.Race.Ing-Team at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology volunteered to share in depth and hands-on their approach around vehicle controls and torque vectoring in particular. They are winners of the Simulink Student Challenge 2016. And to top it all off, Julian our guest blogger today, added two of their models on the MATLAB… read more >>

Getting Started with MATLAB, Simulink, and ROS

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

Sebastian Castro is back to talk about the basics of connecting MATLAB and Simulink with the Robot Operating System (ROS).
Overview
Robot Operating System (or ROS) is a commonly used framework for designing complex robotic systems. It is popular for building distributed robot software systems, as well as for its integration with packages… read more >>

Robot Modeling and Simulation: A Walking Robot Case Study 5

Posted by Christoph Hahn,

Today, my robotics colleague Sebastian Castro is back for another guest blog.
Before handing it over to Sebastian allow me a short note. My colleague Steve Eddins recently started a second blog on MATLAB Central, this one about Deep Learning. If you are interested in learning more about Deep Learning please visit his Deep… read more >>

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