CS494/529: Autonomous Mobile Robots

Room: Claxton 205
Days/Time: Tues/Thurs 2:10 - 3:25PM

Fall 2011

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Course Description: This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of mobile robotics, examining the basic principles of locomotion, kinematics, sensing, perception, and cognition that are key to the development of autonomous mobile robots. Grading will be based on assignments (which will often include programming, and sometimes will include writing) and in-class mini-quizzes.

Prerequisites: This course does not assume any prior knowledge of robotics. However, the course does assume a working knowledge of calculus (Math 141/142), discrete math (CS 311), matrix algebra (Math 251), probability (Math 323 or ECE 313, or Prof. Thomason's 494/594 Markov Chains course, or equivalent), data structures and algorithms (CS302), and the ability to program.

Instructor: Prof. Lynne E. Parker

TA: Chris Reardon

Recommended Textbook: Autonomous Mobile Robots, by R. Siegwart, I. Nourbakhsh, and D. Scaramuzza, Second Edition, MIT Press, 2011.

Required readings will be distributed in class or posted online that covered detailed material needed for the class.

Last updated: August 25, 2011