Cognitive Science | Autonomous Robotics
Q360 | 14288 | R.Beer


Cognitive Science ,  Autonomous Robotics
Q360 ,  14288 ,  Randy Beer
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Cognitive Science,  Autonomous Robotics
Q360, 14288, Randy Beer


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Lecture:  9:30AM  10:45AM, TuTh, EG 833
Lab:  9:05AM  9:55AM, FR, Rm: TBA

The role of the body in cognitive processes is becoming an
increasingly important theme in cognitive science.  In order to
model embodied cognitive systems, some cognitive scientists have
begun turning to robots. This course provides an introduction to
autonomous robotics and its use in embodied cognitive science.
During the first half of the semester, students will learn the basic
principles of mechanical construction, electronics, sensors, motors
and robot programming in order to construct their own original
robots. During the second half of the semester, students will work
with existing robots having more advanced motion and sensing
capabilities.  Students will work in small groups throughout the
course. This course is very hands-on, with students spending the
majority of their time actually working with robots under instructor
supervision. The necessary conceptual and technical background for
each project will be delivered in a series of short "mini-lectures".