Note this course is no longer offered at level 11. MSc students
interested in this topic should look at
Robotics: Science and Systems
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Office: IF 1.40
Phone: 651 3453
Lecture times: Mondays 9am
and Thursdays 9 am, Semester 1, (location changed to) AT 2.14
Note there is no lecture on the first Monday of the semester. See week one special arrangements.
Required reading: Valentino Braitenberg `Vehicles: Experiments in Synthetic Psychology', MIT Press, Cambridge Massachusetts, 1984 (ISBN 0-262-52112-1 paper). Copies are available to borrow from the course lecturer. This is an entertaining and short book, which can be easily read in one evening.
A useful textbook is Seigwart, R. and Nourbakhsh, I.R. `Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots', 2nd edition, MIT Press 2011 (the 1st edition, published 2004 is equally useful for most topics in the course)
For additional background reading, we recommend:
`Behavior-based Robotics' by Ronald C Arkin, MIT press, 1998.
`Probabilistic Robotics' by Sebastian Thrun, Wolfram Burgand and Dieter Fox, MIT Press, 2005.
This module is assessed both by examination (50%) and practical reports due in week 3 (5%), week 5 (5%) and week 8 (40%). You can access the robot lab to work on the practicals at any time, but there will be a weekly scheduled session (from weeks 2 to 8) which you are expected to attend.
Location: Robotics Teaching Lab, level 3 Appleton Tower
Times: 1-3pm Monday & Tuesday (students should attend only one session per week)
Demonstrator: Alex Davies
Last update: September 1, 2012.
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