Student Programs

VEX Robotics

VEX Robotics is a worldwide competition for middle and high school students who design and build a robot to compete in a game-based engineering challenge. More than 24,000 teams from 60 countries participate in over 2,500 tournaments. Tournaments are held throughout the school year at the regional, state, and national levels, culminating in the VEX Robotics World Championship in April. The challenges test both the tele-operated and autonomous behavior of the robots on the game field. The robots are powered by a VEX Robotics hardware. By applying Model-Based Design, students can efficiently design and build a functioning robot using MATLAB and Simulink.

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 two-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.

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Mobile Robotics Training Videos

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