CS494/529: Autonomous Mobile Robots

Room: Min Kao 525
Days/Time: Tues/Thurs 11:10 - 12:25PM

Fall 2014

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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 in-class mini-quizzes and assignments (which might include programming, sometimes will include writing, and sometimes will be group assignments).

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

Instructor: Prof. Lynne E. Parker

TA: Ying Qu

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

Additional readings will be distributed in class or posted online.

Last updated: August 8, 2014