HW 1: Your favorite robot
Due Thursday 9 February by class time
Take a look at information about real robot research projects. Find one that you like and write a 1-page wiki entry on it, with links to the project and relevant papers. Identify and describe the mechanisms or joints, the sensors, computational abilities, and software capabilities. What about the robot makes it interesting?
A good place to start is the CMU Robotics Institute.
Please put the label cs363s17hw01 on your writeup.
HW 2: Bug algorithm
Due Tuesday 28 February
Do a lit search on navigation algorithms and pick one of interest. For example, look for the family of Bug robot navigation algorithms. After picking an algorithm, write up a brief wiki page describing it along with links to appropriate resources or papers.
Please put the label cs363s17hw02 on your writeup.
HW 3: Decision-making
Due Tuesday 14 March
Do a lit search on robot systems that use a form of decision-making other than reactive control or state machines (e.g. MDP, RL, POMDP, Neural Network). You can select a virtual robot or a real robot for this assignment. Write up a brief wiki page describing it along with links to appropriate resources or papers.
Please put the label cs363s17hw03 on your writeup.