S105 3401 Intelligence in Humans and Robots (Smith) (PSY) (N & M) (3 cr.)

What is intelligence? What does it mean to be intelligent? Can we make artificial intelligence? We will address these questions through readings and a series of projects working hands-on with robots. We will experiment on robots, build robots, engage in robot competitions and even evolve robots. These exercises provide deep insights into intelligence and even into the nature of, origin of, and specialness of human intelligence.