Academia

European Rover Challenge

European Rover Challenge (ERC) is an integrated program towards technological development specifically in an area of space exploration and utilization. The ERC competition, which is designed especially for student robotics teams, delivers a career development platform with a major focus on space engineering. It includes workshops, all-year activities, and mentoring around designing and building a student planetary rover. All the effort is finalized by the annual four-day event where student teams compete on the specially landscaped area.

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

Robotics Arena

Learn how to use MATLAB and Simulink to design algorithms, create simulations, and speed up development for student competitions in robotics and unmanned systems.

Video Tutorials for Your Team

Interactive Online Tutorials

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.

Physical Modeling Video Tutorials

Get started modeling, simulating, and analyzing automotive systems with these free training materials.

Mobile Robotics Video Tutorials

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

Computer Vision Video Tutorials

Learn to design and deploy computer vision algorithms using MATLAB and Simulink with these free training materials.

Code Generation Video Tutorials

Learn how to convert MATLAB functions and Simulink models to C/C++ code.

Racing Lounge Blog

Learn more about best practices and teamwork for student competitions.

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The Winner's Circle

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

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