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MathWorks Minidrone Competition

IFAC 2023 | Yokohama, Japan

    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

IFAC 2023 Competition Details

Round 1 | Simulation

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

Round 2 | Deployment

Deploy algorithms designed during the simulation round to a Parrot Mambo minidrone

This competition is open to academia and industry

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



Application 5-Apr-2023
Simulation Submission 19-Apr-2023
Finalists Declaration 24-May-2023
Final Round 10-11 July 2023

No participation fees

Free self-paced tutorials

Complimentary MathWorks software