2020 BEST Robotics Competition
2020 Competition Overview
Team Members: Please register/create an account WITH YOUR ADULT
When? Saturday, September 19
Where? Online! (Link to meeting will be posted ASAP)
What? Unveiling of the 2020 competition challenge AND breakout sessions/workshops to learn more about the challenge and resources
9 am - Login Opens
9:30 am - Presentation Begins
11 am - Breakout Sessions Begin (Team Robot Kit & Rules, Intro to Engineering Notebook, The BEST Award, Teacher and Mentor Tips, Intro to BEST Control Systems, and Robot Design Tips)
MATLAB TRAINING WEBINARS
Simulink software is required to program your VIRTUAL Robot and enter provided configuration files for the Outbreak VIRTUAL Game Field for the Robot Performance and Autonomous competition activities.
You can still participate in the Simulink Workshop Series at your own pace with online links to 5 recorded (August) class videos and the file repository. Get a preview with a video teaser here.
The BEST Simulink Summer Workshop Online Series introduces students to programming robots using MATLAB and Simulink. Students learn how to program mobile robots for BEST Robotics using MATLAB and Simulink through this series. Each class adds on to the previous week’s lesson. No MATLAB or Simulink experience necessary. Each class is 45 minutes long and between class homework is suggested.
MathWorks software is required for the workshop. REQUEST Complimentary MathWorks software at this LINK. The Matlab/Simulink software may take several days for approval and it takes time for the download. Install it and install Robotics Playground from Add-ons Explorer.
Video of each class with the following topics. (Link to a page with all video links or use the individual links below.)
Introduction to programming using MATLAB
Programming basic robot movements
Introduction to robot simulations using Simulink
Programming interactive robot controls
Using a distance sensor for autonomy
Creating custom functionality
Task sequencing with flow diagrams using Stateflow
Programming of maze-solving robots
Transferring Simulink models to robot hardware
Contacts to get help:
Contact technical support with installation issues
Contact email@example.com for any other showstoppers
Post your questions to the BEST Forums!
Get full files from this File Repository link. Download first then go to Examples/Lessons (No re-install required):