MATLAB & Simulink Demos

Published September 10, 2014

Mathworks staff will be presenting two Matlab demonstrations at UB this September.

All UB faculty, students and staff are welcome!

“Design, simulate, optimize, and deploy”

Session 1: MATLAB and Simulink for LEGO MINDSTORMS

Thursday, September 18
206 Furnas Hall, North Campus


MATLAB, Simulink, and the new Support Package for low-cost hardware, can help you to go from theory to practice, and easily experiment with concepts in mechatronics, circuit design, programming, controls, robotics, signal, image and video processing.

In this session, they will demonstrate how to design, simulate, optimize and deploy an embedded algorithm from Simulink. Their example involves developing a streetview robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT.

Highlights include:

  • Designing and simulating control algorithm in Simulink
  • Designing advanced event-driven logic using Stateflow
  • Embedding control logic in low-cost hardware like Arduino, LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT and Raspberry Pi without writing any code
  • Monitoring sensor signals and tuning system parameters in real time

Requirements:  No prior experience with MATLAB or Simulink is necessary.

Register for these sessions



Session 2: Technical Computing with MATLAB and Simulink

Thursday, September 18
206 Furnas Hall, North Campus (NOTE: this is a location change from previous announcement)


Attend this free seminar to find out how you can use MATLAB and Simulink to develop algorithms, visualize and analyze data, and perform numeric computation. A MathWorks engineer will provide an overview of MATLAB through live demonstrations and examples showing how you can use MATLAB for the following:

  • Access data from many sources (files, other software, hardware, etc.)
  • Use interactive tools for iterative exploration, design, and problem solving
  • Automate and capture your work in easy-to-write scripts and programs
  • Share your results with others by automatically creating reports

Simulink is an environment for multi-domain simulation and Model-Based Design for dynamic and embedded systems. It provides an interactive graphical environment and a customizable set of block libraries that let you design, simulate, implement, and test a variety of time-varying systems.

Highlights include:

  • Creating a new model from scratch
  • Using libraries of pre-defined blocks
  • Creating your own reusable sub-systems
  • Incorporating MATLAB code into Simulink models

Requirements: No prior experience with MATLAB or Simulink is necessary.

Register for these sessions