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MathWorks FollowThePath Online Challenge

MathWorks, the makers of MATLAB and Simulink, aims to engage students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning at a younger age can help prepare them for success at the university level and beyond. 

Submissions due February 15, 2023 at 5pm Central Time

Winners will be announced March 15, 2023 via email


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The MathWorks FollowThePath Online Challenge will introduce participants to Model-Based Design using Simulink. The participants will design a line follower algorithm for a drone.  

This challenge provides an opportunity to simulate and learn path planning, image processing, and control systems for a drone line follower. The challenge is open to all student teams participating in REC Foundation’s Aerial Drone Competition or VEX VRC Robotics Competition and presents an opportunity for the top 3 teams to compete at VEX Worlds or an Aerial Drone Championship.

MathWorks will provide each participating team with complimentary software to work on the problem statement.  

Learning Path 

To get started with the basics to compete in the challenge, you can use the following steps: 

NOTE: Entries for this Challenge will not appear in RobotEvents, and are not visible through this website!