Ascento and MathWorks
MathWorks recently shared an article about the Ascento robot and the team behind it, recalling the exhausting work needed to go from an idea to a fully working system.
Have a look at it here https://ch.mathworks.com/company/mathworks-stories/eth-zurich-students-design-and-build-jumping-robot.html
Instead of trying out the newly developed control algorithms directly on the real system, we tested everything in a simulation environment. We used MATLAB and Simulink to tune the balancing algorithms and, once they worked well in simulation, transferred the tuned parameters over to the real Ascento robot. It was without a doubt a very important tool in our development process.
Thanks Matlab for writing this great article and supporting us!