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    Course Overview

    This course is an overview of the field of robotics. The intent of this course is to give students an in-depth understanding of how robots work, and the application and use of computers to typical robotic problems. Students will also be exposed to current research directions in robotics. A key component of the class is hands-on programming of small mobile robots to implement higher level robotic path planning and sensing algorithms. Students will work in teams to have their robotic platforms perform intelligent action using sensing-actuation feedback loops.

    The course will be a lecture course meeting twice a week. There will be 5 homework assignments and a final exam required. The homework will include programming real robots. Grading is homework 2/3, final 1/3.

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