Intelligent Robotics

Welcome to the Intelligent Robotics course

LecturerNoel Welsh
TAsVero Arriola Rios and Jose Varela
Lectures 12:00 Tuesday - 112, Muirhead Tower
12:00 Thursday - NG16, Gisbert Kapp
Lab sessions Tuesdays 14:00-16:00, Thursdays 15:00-17:00 in the robotics lab

Artificial Intelligence is concerned with mechanisms for generating intelligent behaviour. When this behaviour occurs in the everyday physical world, with its uncertainty and rapid change, we find that all kinds of new problems and opportunities arise. We will try to understand some of these in the context of robotics. In a series of lectures we will look at some theories of how to sense the real world, and act intelligently in it. In a series of labs you will build your own robots to see how well (or badly) these theories actually work. The only requirements are enthusiasm and imagination.

This is a hands-on introduction to designing, building, debugging, and analysing intelligent mobile robots. You will be building LEGO robots, in our Mobile Robot Lab., controlled by The IntelliBrain Board, and programmed in Java.