MathWorks Minidrone Masters

The MathWorks Minidrone Competitions introduce participants to Model-Based Design using Simulink. Through these competitions, participants design a line follower algorithm for a minidrone. Along the way, they receive an introduction to Model-Based Design—they'll design the system, model its behavior, and deploy their algorithm to hardware. 

Below are the winners of the most recent MathWorks Minidrone Competitions. 

Learn more about MathWorks Minidrones Competitions.

Cambridge 2020

23 October 2020: Virtual

  • Winner: UC Drone​, University College Dublin​
  • First runner-up: LeadHeads​, Università del Salento​
  • Second runner-up: NMR Drone, Imperial College London​ & University of Cambridge​

IFAC 2020

16 July 2020: Virtual IFAC World Congress

  • Winner: UNISANNIO​, University of Sannio
  • First runner-up: AeroKGP​Purdue University & Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  • Second runner-up: UniMelb, The University of Melbourne

Tokyo 2019

7 December 2019: Akihabara UDX Next Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

  • Winner: Sennbaduru, Chiba Institute of Technology
  • First runners-up:
    • Gifu Mech, Gifu University
  • Second runners-up:
    • Sunday Programmer, Tokyo University
    • Ritsumeikan, Ritsumeikan University

Colombia 2019

15 November 2019: Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá, Cedritos Headquarters, Bogotá D.C., Colombia

  • Winner: IRON, Universidad Distrital Francisco Jose de Caldas
  • First runner-up: miniQUD, Universidad Distrital Francisco Jose de Caldas
  • Second runner-up: BeeControlling, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

IROS 2019

5 November 2019: The Venetian Macao, Macau, China

  • Winner: SRMUAV, SRM Institute of Science and Technology
  • First runner-up: Beeclust, SRM Institute of Science and Technology
  • Second runner-up: KNUT_ROVI, Korea National University of Transportation

NUMA 2019

18 October 2019: NUMA Bengaluru, Bengaluru, India

  • Winner: HiveX, B.M.S. College of Engineering
  • First runner-up: PVGCOET, Pune Vidyarthi Griha’s College of Engineering
  • Second runner-up: Madg(w)eek, SRM Institute of Science and Technology


2 October 2019: Silverstone Circuit, United Kingdom

  • Winner: Vickers Robotics, Lancaster University
  • First runner-up: Anaheim Mechatronics, University of Leeds
  • Second runner-up: Flying Penguin, Imperial College London

IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for Industry 4.0 and IoT 2019

6 June 2019: University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy

  • Winner: Fuori Controllo, University of Naples Federico II
  • First runner-up: Neptuno, Politecnico di Milano
  • Second runner-up: POLImate, Politecnico di Milano

Colombia 2018

25 October 2018: Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá, Cedritos Headquarters, Bogotá D.C., Colombia

  • Winner: UniCauca, Universidad del Cauca
  • First runner-up: DrUN, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Second runner-up: SkyFalcon, Universidad Militar Nueva Granada

IROS 2018 Madrid

4 October 2018: Madrid Municipal Conference Centre, Madrid, Spain

  • Winner: UNL-IIITD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and IIIT Delhi
  • First runner-up: Bathkoora, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • Second runner-up: MadLab Drone, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Spain