Student Programs

MathWorks Follow The Path Challenge

The MathWorks FollowThePath Challenge, presented by the REC Foundation, offers an opportunity to explore Model-Based Design and delve into the intricacies of path planning, image processing, and control systems for a drone line-follower. This challenge is open exclusively to student teams participating in the REC Foundation's Aerial Drone Competition or the VEX VRC Robotics Competition.

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.

The period to request software has closed.

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.

Competition Resources

Getting Started

To get started with the basics to compete in the challenge, watch the following videos in the specified order:

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.

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