Simulink library for autonomous LEGO MINDSTORMS robots; suitable for teaching robotics and controls
|4 Mar 2011||MathWorks Classroom Resources Team||
VU-LRT, created by Prof. James Peyton-Jones of Villanova University, is freely downloadable Simulink library for targeting LEGO Mindstorms NXT robots.
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|16 Apr 2012||Rohit Shenoy||
VU-LRT was developed as an NSF and MathWorks funded project aimed at exploiting Simulink code generation tools and low-cost hardware platforms, (such as the LEGO MindStorms NXT), for educational purposes. In R2012a, the MathWorks added code generation capabilities to core Simulink without the need for additional toolboxes thereby providing a more cost-effective solution for bringing rapid prototyping into the classroom. The MathWorks also provided a free LEGO MindStorms NXT Target support package which delivers similar functionality to VU-LRT, but which is now professionally supported by the MathWorks. As a result, VU-LRT will no longer be actively maintained after the R2011b release. Professor James Peyton Jones will be transitioning his own courses to the new R2012a Simulink and MathWorks LEGO MindStorms NXT Target support package. which can be found here: http://www.mathworks.com/academia/lego-mindstorms-nxt-software/legomindstorms-simulink.html