Topics in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics - 2001
Robot Building Lab and Competition
BGU Computer Science Department
Description of the course
This course is one of the mini-project courses, of which 2 are required
to meet the undergraduate project requirement. The goal here is to gain
hands-on experience in designing, constructing, and programming robots.
The project involves quite a bit of real-time programming issues,
as well as interface to sensors and actuators. The course
is heavily based on the MIT's
Autonomous Robot Design
Students participating in the course will be working in groups of
4 people, where each group will design, construct, and program
a robot using the LEGO-based robot kit. Groups will then compete
in the robot competition near the end of the semester.
Administrative Details and Online Material
- Course reference: 202-14261, web page
- Credits: 2 (for participation + 125-150 work-hour project)
Dr. Eyal Shimony
- Lab assistant:
Mr. Ami Berler
- Class hours: Thursday 14-16.
- Week 1 (March 8): no class (Purim).
- Weeks 2-3: (Math-CS building - board-room, room 201).
- Weeks 4-14: at the "robotics" lab (Math-CS building,
- Relevant books: Robot kit manual. Artificial intelligence
literature, e.g. Russel and Norvig, Introduction to AI.
- Requirements: attendance of initial session, participation
in all events. Timely submission of reports and partial products.
- Weeks 2, 3 (March 15, 22): introduction to material,
team formation (10%). Note:
failure to participate and/or select a team by March 22
forfeits this part of the grade.
- Weeks 6, 8 (April 19, May 3): robot basic
capability tests (30%).
- Weeks 13, 14 (June 7, 14):
competitions (60%). Every team must
participate in both the preliminary
rounds in week 13, and final rounds in week 14.
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