MathWorks Robot Autonomy and Control Webinar

12/05/2018
MathWorks Robot Autonomy and Control Webinar

Event Code: RE-WORKSHOP-18-7485

Program: Workshops & Camps

Type of Event: Workshop

Capacity: 500 / Spots Open: 0

Price: FREE


This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

Date: 12/05/2018
Webinar (Online-Only)
3 Apple Hill Dr
Natick, Massachusetts 01760
United States

Refund Policy

N/A

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

N/A

Volunteer

N/A

Agenda

  • Intro to Robot Autonomy
  • Simulation and Graphical Modeling Overview
  • Individual Autonomy Tasks
    • Avoiding Obstacles
    • Moving for Time (Temporal Logic)
    • Dead Reckoning (State Machines)
    • Navigating with Encoders (On/Off)
    • Determining Position (Odometry)
    • Controlling Position(PID)
    • Detecting Objects
  • Complete Autonomous Implementation
  • Summary and Resources
  • Q & A

Event Dates

Date: 12/05/2018

Venue/Location:

Webinar (Online-Only)
3 Apple Hill Dr
Natick, Massachusetts 01760
United States

Grade Level: All

Robot Skills Challenge Offered: No

TSA Event: No

Contact Information

Primary Contact
MathWorks Student Competitions Team
Title: MathWorks Student Competitions Team
Email: passcompetitions@mathworks.com
Phone: N/A
Event Day Phone: N/A

Secondary Contact
Jose Avendaño
Title: Technical Evangelist
Email: josea@mathworks.com
Phone: +1 (508) 647-7619
Event Day Phone: +1 (508) 647-7619

General Info

NOTE: Registration for the December 5th event has been closed, please register for the January 30th session below:

https://www.robotevents.com/robot-competitions/workshops/RE-WORKSHOP-18-7799.html

 

Summary:

Online hands-on lecture and demonstration covering the essentials of programming autonomous tasks for VEX robots. Learn the basic components of successful autonomy algorithms and how to use VEX sensors with various control techniques to localize your robot, identify map features and track objects of interest. 

NOTE: This event will be broadcasted online (streaming details will be released by email as the date approaches), and the materials covered (presentation and files) will be made available to all registrants after the event.

Audience:

All VEX students and teachers interested in autonomous robot programming (VRC, VEX IQ, VEX U). The material will contain a conceptual explanation of many autonomous tasks and algorithm overviews, along with code examples and simulations.

Details:

The webinar is intended to help teams get started and perfect their programming of an autonomous mode by explaining some common concepts and demonstrating how to program autonomy tasks. For more detail see the presentation agenda below:

  • Intro to Robot Autonomy
  • Simulation and Graphical Modeling Overview
  • Individual Autonomy Tasks
    • Avoiding Obstacles
    • Moving for Time (Temporal Logic)
    • Dead Reckoning (State Machines)
    • Navigating with Encoders (On/Off)
    • Determining Position (Odometry)
    • Controlling Position(PID)
    • Detecting Objects
  • Complete Autonomous Implementation
  • Summary and Resources

Tasks will be demonstrated in a virtual environment using Simulink, and example C/C++ code implementations will be provided. There will be an emphasis on explaining PID controllers and state-machines for robotics applications.

Dates:

  • Session 1 December 5th, 2018 - 5-7pm CST
  • Session 2 January 30th, 2019 - 5-7pm CST
  • Both sessions will present the same content and registration for the second session will be available after December 5th

 

MathWorks support for VEX Robotics: mathworks.com/vex-robotics