Student Programs

The Winner's Circle

Cool projects. Raw talent. The right tools. With these ingredients student competition teams are winning competitions worldwide and shaping the future of automotive design, aerospace engineering, robotics, and many other technical fields

Recent Winners

​​Signal Processing​​

Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology

3rd Prize – IEEE Signal Processing Cup - 2024

Team Pseudo_Spectrum from RUET won the 3rd prize in the IEEE Signal Processing Cup 2024. They used MATLAB for analyzing, preprocessing (noise reduction), and feature extraction of the provided audio signals. The use of MATLAB helped the team to find the solution to the problem.

​​Aerospace​

KLE Technological University

Best in Autonomous Flight - SAEINDIA Aerothon 2023

Team AeroKLE adeptly utilized MATLAB and Simulink for UAV simulations, video calibration, and precise aerial data annotation at SAEINDIA AeroTHON 2023. A Fuzzy PID controller, integrated for optimal control, underscored team AeroKLE’s excellence in autonomous aeronautical engineering.

​​Programming and Math​

Kennesaw State University

Outstanding Award - Simiode Scudem 2023 Competition

The team undertook the Engineering Real World Application Challenge and excelled in defining a complex real-world problem using differential equations. They solved the differential equations in MATLAB Live Editor and animated the motion by integrating equations in Simulink and importing the CAD model in MATLAB Simscape. Their presentation was recognized with the Outstanding Award, placing them second highest in the points tally. 

Past Winners

Changzhou Institute of Technology

Application Prize - China ICV Algorithms Challenge (CIAC) 2023

The "Power of Wings" team from Changzhou Institute of Technology used MATLAB and Simulink to design an algorithm, which can identify a field with potential risk caused by obstacle vehicles in the complex traffic flow scenarios provided by PanoSim. They also employed a dynamic programming algorithm to facilitate precise navigation and obstacle avoidance strategies under the complex traffic conditions. Additionally, their enhancements to the Frenet coordinate system substantially improved the vehicles' responsiveness and adaptability when dealing with obstacles, allowing for more agile and accurate handling of potential risks.

South China Agricultural University

1st Place – MATLAB/Simulink Application Award – Formula Student China 2023

The team used the VDBS of MATLAB to build a 14-DOF vehicle model and complete the vehicle dynamics simulation; used Simscape Multibody to refine the vehicle's physical model; used Simulink Project to integrate and manage the driver, controller, racing car, and visualization modules; and developed three interactive design tools with the APP designer.
They also adopted MBD for developing a vehicle control system on Huahai Rapid ECU U3. They developed and verified the longitudinal and horizontal control algorithms including a longitudinal velocity estimation based on Kalman filters, DYC, TCS, ASR, ABS, and a braking energy recovery algorithm with simulations. They managed data with data dictionaries and carried out static and dynamic verifications of models with Simulink tools.

Kyoto Institute of Technology

1st place – Overall – Formula Student Japan 2023

Our team used MATLAB/Simulink to optimize wheel rates and damping ratios to reduce wheel load variability.
This allowed us to break the Endurance lap time record.

Nagoya University

1st place – EV, 1st place, Japanese New Record 3.649s – Acceleration – Formula Student Japan 2023

The team built models for both ECU and 2-wheel/4-wheel simulations using MATLAB/Simulink. This MILS system enabled them to test a new Vehicle Dynamics Control algorithm quickly and accurately, leading to their achievement of the Japanese record.

Virginia Tech

2nd Place – MathWorks Simulation Challenge, 3rd Place – Overall Static – SAE AutoDrive Challenge II Year 2 - 2023

The Victor Tango team was able to leverage the ROS toolbox using a combination of MATLAB and Simulink to develop “Simulink-in-the-loop”. This innovative cross-platform Simulink-based development environment helped the team rapidly deploy software modules in a fraction of the time once required. The team is now fully embracing this new fast-paced development style to propel them further in future competitions.

University of Washington

3rd Place Overall – FSAE Michigan Electric 2023

Top level vehicle design parameter sensitivities such as mass, moment of inertia, TLLTD, etc, are determined using an in-house steady-state vehicle simulation script written in MATLAB. Parameters such as pack capacity, gear reduction ratio, and a baseline pedal map are also developed with other MATLAB tools.

STES Smt. Kashibai Navale College of Engineering

1st Place Overall – Electric, 1st in Endurance, Efficiency, Overall Dynamics, 3rd in Cost and Manufacturing Event, 4th in Design Event - Formula Bharat 2023

The team utilized MATLAB for lap time simulations by developing the vehicle model. It helped them understand the need for an overall aerodynamics package and vehicle performance parameters. The team also used MATLAB Simulink in the development of their battery-pack design.

Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune

1st Place – Combustion Category - Formula Bharat 2023

Veloce Racing India won the Formula Bharat 2023 in Combustion Category. They used MATLAB and Simulink models which proved to be crucial in design where various simulations were performed to analyze different parameters giving an edge in optimization without the need to manufacture it directly. Different models like Lap Time Simulation, Tire Model, Quarter Car Model, YMD, Sensitivity analysis helped them briskly to design their vehicle and analyze its performance.

Kyoto Institute of Technology

1st Place Overall - Formula Student Japan 2022

Two independent Simulink models were created to improve vehicle response to steering inputs. A model to verify the effect of the vehicle moment of inertia on the vehicle and a model to verify the effect of the unsprung weight on the vehicle were used to set better parameters and select better components on the actual vehicle.

University of Applied Sciences Augsburg

1st Place - Driverless Cup - Formula Student Germany 2022

StarkStrom Augsburg designed their vehicle software in MATLAB and Simulink. Furthermore, they use both to develop and test control algorithms with the help of a self developed simulation. MATLAB is also used to set up the autonomous system, e.g. camera calibration.

University of Toronto

1st Place Overall, SAE Autodrive Challenge II Year 1 2022

At UToronto, a student-run autonomous vehicle competition team from the University of Toronto, has consecutively won for the 5th time in the SAE Autodrive Challenge Series. The team utilizes MATLAB for validating and benchmarking software algorithms during development extensively. Additionally, the team custom-built a Simulink-based automatic simulator to validate the robustness of their algorithms.

Osaka University

2nd Place Overall, Formula SAE Japan 2021

The team succeeded in finding the most efficient velocity parameters by considering various trade-offs in Simulink simulation. For example, raising the position of the rear wing increases the downforce, but at the same time, it will raise the center of gravity, and as a result, the vehicle speed slows down. By using this model for such trade-offs, the team was able to find the optimal position for the rear wing.

UAS Esslingen

1st Place Overall, Formula Student Combustion - Formula Student Germany 2021, Formula Student Austria 2021, Formula Student East 2021

Rennstall Esslingen is using MATLAB and Simulink for lap time and vehicle dynamics simulation and therefore helps to optimizing vehicle parameters during the design and testing period. Moreover, the software is used for data processing and analyzing in different departments.

Dr. Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University, Pune

1st Place Overall, 1st Place in Overall Dynamics, 1st Place in Gradeability, 1st Place in Susupension and Traction, 1st Place in All Terrain Peformance, 2nd Place in Overall Statics, 2nd Place in Acceleration, 3rd Place in Cost Event - BAJA SAEINDIA 2021

Team Piranha Racing, a team with a legacy of 12 years from MIT WPU won the BAJA SAE 2021 competition along with a total of 8 trophies. They used MATLAB to verify the pressure generated in their master cylinders, to simulate their stopping distance, and model their 4WD Powertrain through which they optimized their reduction ratio. These simulations helped the team complete their engineering product design cycle enabling them to better understand their ATV. 

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Overall Champions, Combustion Class - Formula Bharat 2020 & 2021

The team Raftar Formula Racing from Indian Institute of Technology were the overall champions of the combustion class in Formula Bharat 2020. MATLAB, Simulink and Simscape have proved to be beneficial in understanding their Formula Student race car and have helped them make and validate critical design decisions. Using the right tools in the right ways gave the Raftar team the competitive edge that is responsible for their recent victory in the competition.

Jilin University

1st Place Combustion, 1st Place MathWorks Control Strategy and Software Implementation Award, 2nd Place MathWorks Vehicle Dynamics Simulation Award - Formula Student China 2020

Gspeed Formula Racing Team from Jilin University China developed vehicle dynamics models and vehicle control system models in MATLAB/Simulink. The team also used a rapid prototyping control system and developed an ABS+EBD controller with automatic code generation in Simulink. These activities helped the team significantly on parameter optimization and performance prediction of the racing car, and thus accelerated the design of a more competitive chassis and powertrain.

Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering

1st Place – Electric – Formula Bharat 2021

Team Kratos used MATLAB for tire modeling to analyze the forces and moments generated in the tire. They built a bicycle model to observe the effects of weight distribution and wheelbase on balance and response. A 2 Track model was developed to select an optimum anti-roll stiffness distribution and wheel track as a metric of balance. The team also developed a Simulink model to simulate and validate the high voltage buck converter.

K.J. Somaiya College of Engineering, Somaiya Vidyavihar University

1st Place – Electric – Formula Bharat 2020

Orion Racing India is a Formula SAE team from K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering, Mumbai. The team is comprising of 70+ undergraduate students from various disciplines. Their aim is to achieve something tangible at a undergraduate level. With their vision set high, they have proved themselves as 4 time national champions, winning the competition every time they have participated.They used MATLAB, Simulink & Simscape to model various subsytem of the vehicles which include E-powertrain, Vehicle Dynamics, Composites and also for research into Driverless Vehicles, which helped them achieve these laurels.

Shri Vishnu Engineering College for Women (Autonomous), Bhimavaram

1st Place Overall, 1st Place CAE Award, 1st Place Durability Award - BAJA SAEINDIA 2020

The team from Shri Vishnu Engineering College for Women won 1st Place Overall in BAJA SAEINDIA 2020. The team utilized Simulink for the simulations for the battery pack and motor of their vehicle, helping them to check their performance beforehand and allowing them to also win 1st Place for both the CAE Award and Durability Award of the competition.

South China Agricultural University

1st Place MathWorks Vehicle Dynamics Simulation Award, 2nd Place MathWorks Control Strategy and Software Implementation Award - Formula Student Electric China 2019

The electric car team from South China Agricultural University won the 1st Place MathWorks Vehicle Dynamics Simulation Award as well as the 2nd Place MathWorks Control Strategy and Software Implementation Award in FSEC 2019. The team's entry for the MathWorks Vehicle Dynamics Simulation Award created GUI to realize friendly human-computer interface, flexibly used variant subsystems and Simulink projects to reflect a good engineering management concept that had a high degree of system complexity. The team demonstrated the entire process of Model-Based Design for Vehicle Control Unit development. The entire process included modeling, model static verification, model dynamic verification and data management for code generation.

ETH Zürich

1st Place Driverless Category - Formula Student East, Formula Student Germany 2019

In 2019, AMZ continued their success in the Formula Student Driverless category. Besides a 1st place in FS East, AMZ could win in Germany for the third time in a row. The team used MATLAB and Simulink to develop the controller for their autonomous racecar.

University of Toronto

1st Place Overall - SAE AutoDrive Challenge Year 2 2019

Zeus, the autonomous Chevrolet Bolt from the University of Toronto, placed first overall for the second year in a row at the AutoDrive Challenge by successfully completing challenges involving correctly handling traffic lights, railroads, and pedestrian crosswalks. The team also placed first in the MathWorks Simulation Challenge by using MATLAB’s ROS connectivity to test their planning and controller code in the Unreal Engine virtual Mcity simulation.

Nagoya Institute of Technology

1st Place Overall – Formula SAE Japan 2019

N.I.T. Formula Project team won the first prize overall in 2019 Formula SAE Japan; it is their first victory in the competition. They simulate a two-degree-of freedom spring mass model using MATLAB and Simulink to determine the suspension damping ratio. They also performed an FFT analysis in MATLAB to see when and what vibrations occurred from the logging data of the test drive.

Polytechnique Montréal

1st Place – Single-Occupant Vehicle - Formula Sun Grand Prix (FSGP) 2019

With the help of MATLAB, the team monitored the battery’s state by parsing through the CAN bus data. They also compared the predicted weather and current weather to determine the optimal driving speed. This was the key to the team’s race strategy.

Nagoya University

3rd Place Overall, 1st Place in EV Class – Formula SAE Japan 2019

Nagoya University Formula Team FEM received 3rd place overall in 2019 Formula SAE Japan, as well as 1st place in the EV Class. They used MATLAB and Simulink to design a controller for yaw moment control, traction control and torque vectoring. They developed the three-degree-of-freedom vehicle model, such as a plant and the control system. They also ran a real-time simulation of the control system of dSPACE hardware, in which the controller model was embedded directly from Simulink.

McGill University

1st Overall, 1st in Engineering Design, 1st in Acceleration, 2nd in Skidpad, 3rd in Energy Efficiency, 3rd in Sales Presentation - Formula SAE Electric (Lincoln, Nebraska) 2019

With MATLAB, the team was able to generate a point-mass lap sim that determines all their design targets. With Simulink, they were able to generate a Battery Model and a State of Charge Estimator with Kalman Filtering. They were also able to generate a Torque Controller that includes Regenerative Braking and Traction Control.

Polytechnique Montréal

Winning FSAE Lincoln 2019 - FSAE Michigan, FSAE North, FSAE Lincoln

The FPM19 (Formule Polytechnique Montréal) was developed from the past iteration of the car based on a full car model built in Simulink with the use of Simscape Multibody and other libraries from Simulink. This tool was used to get laptime simulation, load analysis of the suspension, transient responses of the vehicle and many other parameters. This allowed the team to compare different car modifications and implement the best option for the 2019 iteration.

Liaoning University of Technology

2nd Place - Formula Student China 2018

Wonder Electric Formula Racing Team of Liaoning University of Technology won 2nd place in the Formula Student China 2018 final. The team used a complete verification tool chain, including Simulink Requirement, Simulink Check, Simulink Test, Simulink Coverage, and Simulink Design Verifier to fully verify the algorithm model according to industry product development process, which greatly improved their development efficiency and software reliability in the competition.

Nirma University

1st Overall, Endurance award, CAE award and Sales award - BAJA SAEINDIA 2019, Indore

The team used Simulink to simulate their range for the endurance race and optimize their performance. They also used MATLAB for all important steering and brake calculations.

Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering

2nd overall in mbaja at BAJA SAEINDIA 2019, IIT Ropar

Team Helios Racing of RV College of Engineering placed 2nd overall at BAJA SAE INDIA, IIT Ropar. They used MATLAB to obtain the primary and secondary Ramp profiles of their custom continuously variable transmission. These ramp profiles serve as the part against which rollers roll to vary the side force acting on the belt. The belt transfers power from the primary pulley to the secondary pulley.

National University of Ireland Galway

Technical Innovation Award - Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2018

The team’s goal is to complete a 14.5-km course at an average speed of at least 25 km/h, using minimum energy. In order to derive an optimal racing strategy, a shortest path algorithm was written in MATLAB to work in conjunction with a Simulink vehicle model. This guided the designers and drivers to select the optimal drivetrain configuration and acceleration zones to be used on the given track.

University of Thessaly

2nd Place in Class 2 - Formula Student UK 2018

After taking 1st place in Design Event and 3rd in Business Plan Presentation, Centaurus Racing Team from University of Thessaly managed to claim 2nd place overall in Class 2 in IMechE Formula Student 2018. They used MATLAB for tire data analysis, dynamic analysis, and design optimization of a half-shaft.

Osaka University

1st Place - Student Formula Japan 2018

Osaka-Univ. Formula RAcing Club won first prize in the Student Formula Japan 2018 competition. They made a four-wheel car model using Simulink and simulated the car’s stability at different steering angles. They also determined the optimal length of the wheelbase, so that the car would remain stable while running on a skip pad for five seconds.

Monash University

1st Place Combustion and 3rd Place Overall - Formula Student UK 2018

Monash Motorsport from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia won the Formula Student UK 2018 competition with their combustion car and came in third place overall with their first ever electric car. They used MATLAB for vehicle dynamics and lap time simulation in order to inform both conceptual design decisions and tuning. MATLAB and Simulink were also used extensively in powertrain development and troubleshooting.

Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering

1st Place - SUPRA SAEINDIA 2018

Team Kratos Racing from PCCOE, Pune stole the show at SUPRA SAEINDIA 2018 when they were not only declared overall winners, but also secured first place in CAE, Design, Business Plan, Skidpad, Autocross, and Engineering Excellence. It was indeed a great victory as the team won seven out of the total 10 awards this year. They also celebrated a remarkable triumph over being champions for the third time in a row. The team extensively used MATLAB and Simulink for tire modeling, suspension modeling, and Stateflow modeling, which helped in detailed and efficient designing of the vehicle.

Technical University of Munich

1st Place - SpaceX Hyperloop Pod 2018

After their victories in recent years, team WARR Hyperloop from the Technical University of Munich won the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition for the third time in a row by building the fastest prototype in the race. The team used MATLAB and Simulink to optimize the design of the propulsion unit and to determine the optimal operation parameters.

Technical University of Munich

2nd Place - Shell Eco-Marathon Europe 2018

TUfast Eco Team from TU Munich succeeded in the new autonomous category. They used MATLAB and Simulink for crucial parts of the design of their car called muc018, “be it to prepare or analyze data, generate code for the planning system, write full ROS nodes in Simulink or even generate code for the GPU,” says Maximilian Mühlbauer, their 2018 head of autonomous driving.

University of Stuttgart

1st Place - Formula Student Spain 2018

GreenTeam from University of Stuttgart, who uses Speedgoat Baseline as their main ECU and is the only team to do so in Formula Student worldwide, won Formula Student Spain 2018 after scoring first at FS Germany and Hungary in August 2017. Formula Student Spain 2018 is remarkable because the partner team Rennteam also won their category. Find more about GreenTeam‘s fast and robust development approach using Simulink Real-Time in the user story from Speedgoat.

National University of Singapore

1st Place - RoboSub – 2023

Bumblebee Autonomous Systems, from NUS Singapore won the Maritime Robosub Challenge 2023. They used MATLAB for the simulation of controls and acoustics for the Autonomous Underwater vehicle 4.1. This allowed the team to fine tune the movement controls and acoustics model needed for the vehicle to complete tasks for the competition.

Leibniz Universität Hannover

2nd Place - RoboCup Bordeaux – “Small Size League (Div. B)” - 2023

The team used MATLAB to analyse the current match situation. For this purpose, MATLAB’s machine learning functions were used to develop heuristics that indicate the threat level of an opponent in order to decide which opponent to defend based on this.

Eindhoven University of Technology

1st place - RoboCup Middle Size League - 2023

The soccer robots of Tech United participate in the Middle Size League, where two teams of five completely autonomous robots play soccer match against each other. The team uses MATLAB and Simulink to develop and generate real-time control software for their robot soccer players. This allows them to rapidly develop complex software, ranging from vision to real-time motion control to strategy software.

Polytechnic Secondary School, Zlaté Moravce

The 1st Place - Road2FEI - 2023

The team Inovec used MATLAB, Simulink, and Stateflow to develop and test control algorithms for an Arduino-based line following robot. Simulink Support Package for Arduino Hardware was utilized as an interface to line sensor and motors and to tune parameters. Robot successfully finished the track in all three attempts with the fastest time amongst competitors.

Mobile Area Coalition of Homeschoolers (MACH)

2nd Place BEST Award – South’s BEST Regional Championship - BEST Robotics 2022

For the 2022 BEST Robotics competition, MACH built and programmed a warehouse order completion robot. Simulink was used for control functions including an option for autonomous operation for certain tasks. The team won the Simulink Design Award at the South’s BEST Regional Robotics Championship.

Chiba Institute of Technology

1st Place - Humanoid League in RoboCup Final - 2022

CIT Brains used MATLAB for walking locomotion simulation in the pre-design stage of a robot. The team put the parameters of the robot into their model, graphed the movement of the center of gravity during their robot walking, and used the result to determine the plan for robot design.

Elburgo SumoBot - VeraCruz High School, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

1st and 2nd Place 2021

Zurbitu Team, from Spain won the 1st and 2nd place at Elburgo SumoBot competition, where robots are built and programmed to fight and push the opponent out of a sumo ring. They used Simulink, Stateflow and LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Support from MATLAB to develop and test the algorithms used to control the robots. The use of Simulink allowed them to gather real-time data during the combats to debug and improve the algorithms.

MIT - World Peace University

1st Place National Winners - National DD-Robocon - 2020

The team used MATLAB and Simulink to model the omni drive which helped the team understand how the drive works and allowed for holonomic movement. The team also used MATLAB and Simulink to navigate the TRY ROBOT through 5 pole obstacles using 3 and 4 point Bezier curves to reach from one end of the field to another. The team used the PID Tuner to find the desirable range of the PID values for for both the robots.

Tecnológico de Monterrey

1st Place Overall - Best Technical Design Report, Best Video, Best Website, Special Award Evidence in Testing - RoboBoat 2020

VantTec, from Tecnológico de Monterrey, won the international RoboBoat 2020 competition in a significant part due to work in simulation. They use Simulink to model the USV and design, tune, and test controllers before implementation.

Government College of Engineering Aurangabad

MathWorks Modeling Award- DD ROBOCON India 2019

We used MATLAB & Simulonk for:

  • Modelling and Simulation of Dynamic behaviour of autonomous robot
  • Analysis of gaits and the algorithms for autonomous robot
  • Designing the control system.
  • Calculating trajectory of Shagai with different angles and velocities for manual robot
  • Transition of autonomous robot to different zones according to color of zone.

Eindhoven University of Technology

1st Place - Soccer Middle Size League RoboCup 2019

Tech United, the robot soccer team from Eindhoven University of Technology, won 1st Place in the RoboCup Soccer Middle Size League 2019 in Sydney, Australia. The team uses MATLAB and Simulink to develop and generate real-time control software for their robot soccer players. This allows the team to rapidly develop complex software, ranging from vision to real-time motion control to strategy software.

Technische Universität Graz

2nd Place - Logistics League RoboCup 2019

Team GRIPS achieved 2nd place at the RoboCup Logistics League competition 2019 in Sydney. MATLAB and Simulink were used in the parameter tuning process for several control loops. The team plans to integrate MATLAB even more in the software stack by connecting to the Robot Operating System (ROS). This will enable the team to conveniently implement more sophisticated control algorithms.

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

2nd Place - Soccer Small Size League RoboCup 2019

ER-Force is a RoboCup Soccer Small Size League team that came in second place in this year’s international event in Sydney, Australia. They used MATLAB to develop, simulate, and optimize their motion control systems for their autonomous soccer robots.

Efficient and precise motor control is crucial in the competitive RoboCup environment and MATLAB has allowed them to keep up with the competition despite using smaller (and therefore less powerful) motors.

Shattuck Public School

2nd Place BEST Award – Frontier Trails BEST Regional Robotics Championship 2018

The team at Shattuck Public School used Simulink to provide a simulation of their robot structures to help them design and build an effective robot. This year’s goal was to build a robot that might help clean up the oceans, and it was an exciting challenge.

Eastwood/Cornerstone Schools, Montgomery, AL

3rd Place Game Winners – South’s BEST Regional Robotics Championship 2018

Gears, Inc. Robotics team, from Eastwood/Cornerstone Schools, won the Simulink Design Award at the South’s BEST Regional Robotics Championship. They used Simulink and Stateflow to program their robot’s drive and control functions, allowing it to collect trash from a simulated ocean environment. The award was given based on the design and sophistication of the Simulink model, as well as the performance of their robot.

Bumblebee Autonomous Systems; National University of Singapore

1st Place – Maritime RobotX Challenge 2018

Team Bumblebee of National University of Singapore were crowned champions at the Maritime RobotX Challenge 2018, where they deployed an integrated Autonomous Surface Vessel – Autonomous Underwater Vehicle system for the competition. MATLAB was used to analyze underwater acoustic signals, model signal channel conditions, and evaluate and verify acoustic localization algorithms that utilized the Signal Processing and Phased Array System Toolboxes. C and HDL code were also generated and implemented on the system.

Universiti Sains Malaysia

1st Place - Innovate Malaysia Design Competition 2018

Team MY322 designed a distributed cooperative synchronization between master and slave units where both of the robot arms are connected over a network. The control signal is shared amongst them as well as the implementation of a robust observer, which uses sliding mode observer theory. MATLAB and Simulink support package for Arduino as well as Simulink Coder have been used to control the robot arms in synchronized motion and the fault is introduced via software by using Band-Limited White Noise block in MATLAB/Simulink. The team can set the value of noisy signal differently to see the performance of this robust observer.

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

3rd Place - Innovate Malaysia Design Competition 2018

Team MY144 developed a smart and responsive blind with fuzzy logic as a main decision module. The fuzzy logic controls the length and angle of the blind and the LED brightness responds to any variation in thermal comfort parameters. The response is governed by the fuzzy inference system (FIS) and the membership function, namely the fuzzy controller. This system is developed using Fuzzy Logic Toolbox and MATLAB and Simulink support package for Arduino. The data is uploaded to the cloud via ThingSpeak Support Toolbox in order to incorporate the model with the IoT network system. The user can switch on or off the fuzzy controller and can monitor the thermal comfort parameters via a mobile app.

University of Bonn

1st Place - Main Competition, Drop-In Challenge, and Technical Challenge - RoboCup AdultSize Humanoid League 2018

Team NimbRo is one of the most successful teams in the history of the RoboCup Humanoid League, having won many first-place trophies and awards over the years, including 12 in only the last three years. They used MATLAB for the prototyping, visualization, evaluation, and testing of countless algorithms throughout their entire codebase. This includes the design of gait algorithms, dynamic models, numerical methods, soccer behaviors, and much more.

ROBOMOD; Genesis Global School

1st Place - RoboCup@Home Education (High School) 2018

The purpose of RoboCup@Home Education is to familiarize new teams with service robot development and to propel them to participate in RoboCup@Home Major league competitions. Team Nalanda from India used MATLAB for image processing and navigation, which helped them become the only team to complete the restaurant task across the University and High School categories.

Werner-von-Siemens-Schule

2nd Place – OnStage Secondary – RoboCup German Open 2018 

2nd Place – OnStage Advanced – European RoboCupJunior Championship 2018

The Evolution Bots won 2nd place in the OnStage category at both the RoboCup German Open and the European RoboCupJunior Championship. The team used MATLAB and Simulink to develop a smart home robot called Dobby, who could perform cleaning and entertainment tasks by working with visual recognition and voice control. Stateflow offered an easy way to switch from one state to another. Dobby is based on Raspberry Pi, which is supported by the Simulink support package.

U V Patel College of Engineering, Ganpat University

1st Place - Best Usage of MATLAB and Simulink - Robocon India 2018

MATLAB helped the team develop a digital image processing algorithm to detect shuttlecock. Simulink helped them develop an algorithm for autonomous and manual robots, and they were able to program the robots with the help of Stateflow.

Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm

1st Place - RoboCup@Work - RoboCup Finals 2018

1st Place – RoboCupRescue and RoboCup@Work – RoboCup German Open 2018

Team AutonOHM from Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm participated in both the Rescue and @Work leagues of RoboCup. They won first place in both leagues at the 2018 German Open event and went on to win first place in the RoboCup@Work League at the RoboCup Finals 2018. The Rescue team used MATLAB to simulate the manipulator for their mobile robot. They also generated C code from their MATLAB algorithms and exported it to their robot.

Richardson High School, Richardson, TX, USA

1st Place - Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Autonomous Vehicle Challenge 2018

The Rose-Hulman Autonomous Vehicle Challenge is a competition for high school students to build and program a model vehicle to navigate various tracks as fast as possible. Students from Richardson High School in Richardson, Texas won first place at the 2018 Rose-Hulman Autonomous Vehicle Challenge out of 47 teams. This is their second first-place win in a row. 

KLE Technological University

Best in Autonomous Flight - SAEINDIA Aerothon 2023

Team AeroKLE adeptly utilized MATLAB and Simulink for UAV simulations, video calibration, and precise aerial data annotation at SAEINDIA AeroTHON 2023. A Fuzzy PID controller, integrated for optimal control, underscored team AeroKLE’s excellence in autonomous aeronautical engineering.

Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

1st Place - Airbus Sloshing Rocket Workshop 2023

The AIRSLOTHS team from Naples used MATLAB to design the aircraft model and simulate its flight. The code managed both inertial and aerodynamical properties, giving the team the flexibility to adjust the parameters to maximize the range and altitude reached by the model.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

1st Place- USA / 3rd Place- Globally - AIAA Design, Build, Fly 2023

The ERAU Daytona DBF team placed 1st nationally in USA and 3rd overall at the annual AIAA Design, Build, Fly competition. The team used MATLAB to calculate aircraft performance and to assist with the preliminary design process.

University of Manitoba

1st Place Overall – Mission Performance, 2nd Place - Design Report and 2nd Place - Design Presentation - SAE Aero Design East 2023

The team developed a custom MATLAB script to size a stable aircraft, accurately model the take-off distance and generate an accurate payload prediction curve to maximize our Payload Prediction Bonus for our flights at the competition.

DJ Sanghvi College of Engineering, Mumbai, India

3rd Overall Micro Class, 3rd Overall Regular Class - SAE Aero Design East - 2022

We developed our own MATLAB script implementing the Tornado VLM Solver and used genetic algorithms and regression modelling. This helped us to perform parametric analyses and run various simulations to improve and optimize our design. 

Wrocław University of Science and Technology

2nd Place - Red Eagle Contest 2018

MATLAB was used to create a trajectory plan of the Martian lander's flight around the Mars with the influence of Phobos and Deimos. The challenge was also to obtain flight parameters during aerodynamic braking when entering the atmosphere.

Université de Sherbrooke

1st Place - AUVSI's Student Unmanned Aerial Systems 2018

VAMUdeS (Véhicule Aérien Miniature de l’Université de Sherbrooke) is a student group from Québec, Canada, who specializes in autonomous unmanned aircrafts. The team won the AUVSI SUAS Competition for the last three years in a row, and also brought back the Cyber Security Award from the judges this year. VAMUdeS uses MATLAB and Simulink to prevent collisions with virtual obstacles during flight, isolate vibrations on the drone, and improve the accuracy of the different trajectories.

Clarkson University

1st Place - AIAA Design/Build/Fly 2018

Clarkson AIAA from Clarkson University used MATLAB to perform sensitivity analysis, enabling the team to optimize their design to score maximum points, select airfoils, and perform aerodynamic calculations. They also used MATLAB to interface with a test rig to map out performance characteristics of propulsion systems and perform data analysis to choose the most appropriate system. 

Monash and Deakin University, Australia

3rd Place – Abnormal Heart Function - George B. Moody PhysioNet Challenge 2022

George B. Moody PhysioNet Challenge was on detecting abnormal child heart function based on multiple chest sound recordings with a stethoscope. Team Melbourne Kangas used MATLAB to denoise, segment, and extract features from these chest sounds, which were then used to train models to detect murmurs (abnormal heart sounds) and predict abnormal clinical outcomes.

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

2nd Place - Innovate Malaysia Design Competition 2018

First runner up, team MY115 developed a computer vision solution to estimate the level of myopia using the distance between a camera lens and a reference object. From real-time image acquisition, region of interest is extracted using color segmentation. Detection algorithms use the intrinsic parameter of the camera to perform pixel operation and apply triangle similarities. Distance can be computed with less than 2% maximum error after proper calibration. To overcome the stability issue due to surroundings, a GUI with calibrated model parameters is created. MATLAB analysis is done on the data stored on ThingSpeak to remove redundant and useless data pairs. The clean data is gathered by a mobile app with a data visualizer.

Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology

3rd Prize – IEEE Signal Processing Cup - 2024

Team Pseudo_Spectrum from RUET won the 3rd prize in the IEEE Signal Processing Cup 2024. They used MATLAB for analyzing, preprocessing (noise reduction), and feature extraction of the provided audio signals. The use of MATLAB helped the team to find the solution to the problem.

Tsinghua University

1st Place – Emotional BCI (Undergraduate Group) - World Robot Contest - Brain-Computer Interface Competition - 2023

Zhangxu Yu, from Tsinghua University, won the 1st place in the Emotional BCI (Undergraduate Track) at the 2023 World Robot Contest – Brain-Computer Interface Competition. He used MATLAB to preprocess (filter and reference) the EEG raw data, extracted the Differential Entropy (DE) feature from the processed data, at last processed the DE feature data with an algorithm and compute the prediction vector. The index of the maximum in the prediction vector becomes the final result.

Wuyi University

2nd Place – Emotional BCI (Undergraduate Group) - World Robot Contest - Brain-Computer Interface Competition - 2023

Yiwen Feng, Yuanbin Zhu, and Shihao Wu, three students from the Brain-Like Computation and Hybrid Intelligence Center at Wuyi University, achieved the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th Places, respectively, in the Emotional BCI (Undergraduate Group) at the 2023 World Robot Contest - Brain-Computer Interface Competition. They used the Signal Processing Toolbox for data preprocessing, the Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox for preliminary data exploration, and the Deep Learning Toolbox to develop highly discriminative and generalizable models. These models were subsequently applied to EEG-based cross-subject emotion recognition, delivering outstanding performance.

Xi’an Jiaotong University

1st Place – MathWorks Application Award and 1st Place – Overall - China Graduate Electronic Design Contest - 2023

The Super High-Efficiency Meow (SHEM) team from Xi'an Jiaotong University won the 1st place MathWorks Award and 1st Place Overall in the China Graduate Electronic Design Competition (GEDC) 2023 among 6289 teams. The team built the modular power electronic transformer simulation model in MATLAB and Simulink to validate the topology working principle. They also developed a novel three-phase closed-loop control algorithm, set up the overvoltage protection strategy, and prototyped the controller using automatic code generation in Simulink. To sum up, the team built a MATLAB/Simulink project to integrate the main circuit model, the controller, and scripts for a more efficient modular design.

Huazhong University of Science and Technology

1st Place MathWorks Award and 1st Place Overall (TOP 10) China Graduate Electronic Design Competition 2020

The CAEMD team from Huazhong University of Science and Technology won the 1st place MathWorks Award and 1st Place Overall (TOP 10) in China Graduate Electronic Design Competition (GEDC) 2020 among 3,818 teams. They used MATLAB and Simulink to develop control algorithms for the brushless dual-electrical-port dual-mechanical-port (BLDD) machine by taking advantage of the benefits of Model-Based Design (MBD). Target Language Compiler programming and Legacy Code Tool were used to integrate handwritten code and reduce repetitive work. The usage of Stateflow for timing modeling and the control of system state switching enabled more intuitive state development and more complex logic implementation. Moreover, the data dictionary was used to facilitate the model data management and configurations. At last, the efficiency of the code was improved by operations such as data inlining, modifying the program pre-compiled instructions to let it run in RAM, and removing redundant auto-generated code.

Liaoning University of Technology

1st Place MathWorks Award China Graduate Electronic Design Competition 2019

The Smart Car Autonomous-Driving Team from Liaoning University of Technology won the 1st place MathWorks award in China GEDC 2019. The team developed an intelligent control system platform for autonomous vehicle. MATLAB scripts were used to calculate the reference path for autonomous vehicle. Simulink was used to setup the models and the model libraries for control algorithms, and the simulation environment for smart control of driver-less vehicle. Simulink was also used for validation of control models, data management and the generation of embedded codes. The team mainly consists of graduate students. Its members are from the Wonder Autonomous-Driving Team of Liaoning University of Technology. The team also participated in Formula Student Autonomous China (FSAC) Competition for the first time in 2018 and won the third place.

Aalborg University

1st Place - AES MATLAB Plugin Student Competition and Showcase 2018

Using Audio Toolbox, Silvin Willemsen from Aalborg University won the Gold Award in the first ever AES MATLAB Plugin Student Competition and Showcase. His submission “Extended Virtual Analog Plate Reverb” simulates an audio effect greatly used by Pink Floyd and the Beatles in the fifties and sixties and makes physically fixed parameters—such as length and width of the plate and microphone positions—dynamic in real time.

Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences

2nd Place – The Graduate Financial Data Modeling 2023

The team from the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences won 2nd place in the Graduate Financial Data Modeling competition in China. They used the Financial Toolbox and the Risk Management Toolbox in MATLAB to do risk quantification and simulation for the investment portfolio and also construct a dynamic model to optimize the investment portfolio.

Université Laval – Faculté des sciences de l’administration

1st Place overall – Rotman International Trading Competition 2019

Our team used MATLAB to systematize our trading strategy for the options trading case and for the algorithmic trading case. It allowed us to trade efficiently, minimize trading errors and maximize profits in each heat.

McGill University

1st Place – MATLAB Volatility Trading Case, Rotman International Trading Competition 2018

The team used MATLAB to build a fully automated trading algorithm that can adapt to dynamic market conditions and capitalize on arbitrage opportunities while managing risk exposures

INSA Toulouse

1st Place RobAFIS 2021

INSA Toulouse team used MATLAB - System Composer to develop a model-based system including their robot, a human-machine interface and a maintenance and manipulation operator. This system was developed as part of the 16th edition of the RobAFIS competition. This year, a robot had to be remotely controlled to interact with a tower made of wooden pieces following different game modes.

Kennesaw State University

Outstanding Award - Simiode Scudem 2023 Competition

The team undertook the Engineering Real World Application Challenge and excelled in defining a complex real-world problem using differential equations. They solved the differential equations in MATLAB Live Editor and animated the motion by integrating equations in Simulink and importing the CAD model in MATLAB Simscape. Their presentation was recognized with the Outstanding Award, placing them second highest in the points tally.