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MathWorks Minidrone Competition

Europe, Middle East, and Africa 2023 | Virtual

    Learn how to develop an autonomous minidrone line follower and develop key skills like Model-Based Design relevant to the industry—all while having fun using drones!

    The application deadline has passed for this competition

Europe, Middle East, and Africa 2023 Competition Details

Round 1 | Simulation

Develop path planning, image processing, and control systems for a minidrone line follower in simulations

Round 2 | Showcase

Submit a video presentation of your approach used in the simulation round and participate in an audience Q&A session

This competition is open residents of the following countries:

Albania, Algeria, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bhutan, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote D'ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, The Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hungary, Iceland, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Martinique, Mayotte, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Zambia

Get Ready to Fly

1. Apply to receive all the competition materials. 

2. Watch the MathWorks Minidrone Competition video series to better understand the competition details.

3. Review the competition rules and guidelines.

4. Complete MATLAB Onramp, Simulink Onramp, and Stateflow Onramp courses before starting to work on your algorithm.

Competition Timeline

Task Deadline
Application 2 August 2023
Simulation Submission 16 August 2023
Finalists Declaration 20 September 2023
Video Submission 11 October 2023
Final Round 27 October 2023

No participation fees

Free self-paced tutorials

Complimentary MathWorks software