This year, we again participated in the MINTEntdeckerinnen program of the TU Munich. Six young women between the ages of 15 and 18 were our guests during the school vacations to gain experience in our field.
This year, we selected “autonomous aerial drones” as the topic and learned and tried out all the necessary elements needed to simulate autonomous drones and develop the necessary software.
We learned about MATLAB and SimuLink, got to grips with the Unity game engine, implemented a simulation of drone flight dynamics in MATLAB and connected it to the game engine. In the end we were able towe were able to plan trajectories, fly off, and solve a safe-and-rescue scenario.
One or two drones crashed in the simulation or flew through houses, but in the end all six students solved the problem independently and practically.