Structure and Synthesis of Robot Motion
Time in Year:
Course runs in Semester 2.
Number of Posts:
SSRM has been offered twice before but some aspects of the
details are still work in progress. There is no official course text
but a major portion of the topics are addressed in the following
H. Choset et al., Principles of Robot Motion, MIT Press, 2005.
S. LaValle, Planning Algorithms, Cambridge University Press, 2006.
The main focus of this course is on computational methods for decision
making in the context of robotics. So, we'll discuss how robotics
problems should be posed as decision problems, how techniques such as
from optimal control and game theory may be applied to solve such
problems and how algorithmic methods for motion planning enable us to
attack problems that are, in the general setting, intractable.
There will be up to 4 sessions for each tutorial group. There will be
specific exercises set in advance of the tutorial, and all students are
expected to prepare these prior to the tutorial session. However, it is
likely that the students will require clarifications on the concepts.
So, the tutor's job is to lead the group through the exercises, answer
The tutor will also be expected to mark the three homework assignments
for this course (to be verified by the instructor before official
assignment of the marks).
The tutor will need to be familiar with the topics mentioned
above. Having done well in robotics and machine learning courses would
be suitable preparation.
This post is paid at grade UE06, currently upwards of £12.50/hr.
5 contact hours + 10 preparation hours
Apply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and copy your email to the instructor.