Course Information for Fall 2009
Time: TR 9:30-10:45 (lecture), W 1-3:50 (lab)
Place: Roberts 221 (lecture), Roberts 228 (lab)
Prof. Bruce A. Maxwell
Office: Mudd 403
Office hours: TBA, or just stop by
Robotics addresses the problems of controlling and motivating mechanical devices to act intelligently in dynamic, unpredictable environments. Major topics will include sensing, navigation and control, mapping and localization, robot perception using vision and sonar, and robot kinematics. In addition to short homework assignments, students will undertake more extensive projects using both existing software and implementing their own algorithms on medium sized mobile robots capable of functioning in human spaces. Projects will focus on enabling the robots to execute tasks, explore, and interact with people and objects in their environment.
- R. Siegwart and I. Nourbakhsh, Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots, MIT Press, Cambridge Mass, 2004.