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BEST Robotics

BEST Robotics is an annual middle-school and high-school competition that engages students in the study of engineering, science, and technology as they create remotely operated machines. Students build a robot from scratch and program the VEX ARM Cortex Microcontroller for the BEST Robotics mission. Applying Model-Based Design with MATLAB and Simulink lets your team efficiently design and build a functioning robot for the competition.

MathWorks presents the Simulink Design Award at the BEST Robotics Regional Championships to the teams that make the best use of MATLAB and Simulink to program their robots.

Get started using MathWorks products for student competitions with resources for primary and secondary school students and educators.

Complimentary Software

MathWorks provides complimentary software for this competition. If your team is participating in this competition and needs software, fill out the software request form.

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MATLAB and Simulink

Primary and Secondary School Competitions Hub

Learn how to use MATLAB and Simulink to design algorithms, create simulations, and speed up development for primary and secondary school competitions.

Training for Your Team

Interactive Online Training Courses

Learn by doing! Our 2-hour online courses provide a hands-on learning environment where you will interact with a web-based version of MATLAB and receive instant and contextual feedback.

Mobile Robotics Training Videos

Learn to design and test autonomous robot algorithms using MATLAB and Simulink with these free training materials.

Racing Lounge Blog

Learn more about best practices and teamwork for student competitions.

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Join the User Community on MATLAB Central

Submit files or ask questions about this competition.

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The Winner's Circle

See how students are winning competitions worldwide with MATLAB and Simulink.

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