©2019 by Utkarsh Bajpai. 

Mathworks MiniDrone Competition

I led a 3 member team and won at the Mathworks MiniDrone competition held at the IEEE/RSJ international conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2019, Macau.

The goal of the competition was to build an algorithm for an autonomous line following quadrotor aerial robot using the Matlab/Simulink environment. 

The competition comprised of two stages:

  1. Simulation Round (Online)

  2. Hardware Round (at IROS 2019, Macau)

My team was one of the 5 teams selected for the hardware round, out of the many that had applied for the Simulation round, the selection was based on the accuracy, stability and speed of the models.

The hardware round was a 2 day event, with practice rounds on one day and the final event on other. The goal here was to apply our Matlab/Simulink model onto a Parrot Mambo Minidrone which was provided by the competition organisers and have it travel a path and land on a circular marker. 

The team that traverses all paths and lands on the marker in the least possible time, wins.

Our model was deemed the winner as it took the minimum time to reach the end marker, while scoring the maximum points in path detection and following. (50.05 seconds).