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Fall 2011-2012
MAE 345   No Pass/D/Fail

Robotics and Intelligent Systems

Robert F. Stengel


This course provides students with a working knowledge of methods for design and analysis of robotic and intelligent systems. Particular attention is given to modeling dynamic systems, measuring and controlling their behavior, and making decisions about future courses of action. Topics include system modeling and control, principles of decision-making, Monte Carlo evaluation, genetic algorithms, simulated annealing, neural networks, and expert systems.

Sample reading list:
R. Stengel, Editor, Robotics and Intelligent Systems: A Virtual Textbook,

Reading/Writing assignments:
Reading, plus 3 - 5 computer based assignments during the term.

Mid Term Exam - 15%
Paper in lieu of Final - 30%
Other Exam - 15%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Problem set(s) - 30%

Other Requirements:
Open to Juniors and Seniors Only.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
MAT 202 or MAT 204 and COS 111 or COS 126. ORF 201 is an acceptable prerequisite in lieu of COS 111 or COS 126. Additional pre-requisites: For AB students, science and technology requirement must be met. For BSE students, freshman science requirement must be met..

Other information:
Requirements/Grading (Other): Assignments account for 35% of the total grade.


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22488 L01 03:00:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm T Th   Engineering Quad J-Wing   J201   Enrolled:16 Limit:20