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VEX Robotics

VEX Robotics is a worldwide competition for middle and high school students who design and build a robot to compete in a game-based engineering challenge. More than 10,000 teams from 32 countries participate in over 750 tournaments. Tournaments are held throughout the school year at the regional, state, and national levels, culminating in the VEX Robotics World Championship in April. The challenges test both the tele-operated and autonomous behavior of the robots on the game field. The robots are powered by a VEX ARM Cortex Microcontroller. By applying Model-Based Design, students can efficiently design and build a functioning robot using MATLAB and Simulink.

Get started using MathWorks products for student competitions with resources for primary and secondary school students and educators.

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.

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MATLAB and Simulink

Primary and Secondary School Competitions Hub

Learn how to use MATLAB and Simulink to design algorithms, create simulations, and speed up development for primary and secondary school competitions.

Training for Your Team

Interactive Online Training Courses

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.

Mobile Robotics Training Videos

Learn to design and test autonomous robot algorithms using MATLAB and Simulink with these free training materials.

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The Winner's Circle

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