15-494 Cognitive Robotics

Spring 2007


Personnel

Professor:
David S. Touretzky
Wean Hall 8128
x8-7561
dst@cs.cmu.edu
TA:
Sarah Aboutalib
Wean Hall 8203
x8-3562
saboutal@cs.cmu.edu
Office hours: Thursdays 4-5 pm in the lab.

Times and Locations

Lecture: Mon/Wed 3:30 to 4:20 in Wean Hall 5320
Lab: Fri 3:00 to 4:20 in NSH 3206 (Robotics Education Lab, Newell-Simon Hall, x8-5561)

Lecture Schedule and Syllabus

 
Course home page: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/academic/class/15494-s07

Course mailing list: 15494-s07 (at) lists.andrew.cmu.edu

List of lab machines, and ssh instructions: see Homeworks page

Summary

Cognitive robotics is a new approach to robot programming based on high level primitives for perception and action. These primitives draw inspiration from ideas in cognitive science, such as visual routines, dual coding theory, and affordances. Students will experiment with these primitives and help develop new ones using the Tekkotsu software framework on the Sony AIBO robot dog. Prior robotics experience is not necessary, but strong programming skills are required.

Final Projects Showcase (Cool stuff!)

Grading

Labs/homeworks 25%; midterm exam 25%; final exam 25%; course project & presentation 25%.


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