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Fall 2017-2018
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,
Various papers and book chapters on E-Reserve

Reading/Writing assignments:
Reading, 50 pages per week, plus 3 - 5 computer based assignments during the term.

Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 25%
Paper in lieu of Final - 25%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Problem set(s) - 40%

Other Requirements:
Open to Juniors and Seniors Only.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
MAT 202 or MAT 204 and COS 126. Additional prerequisites: For AB students, science and technology requirement must be met. For BSE students, freshman science requirement must be met..

Other information:
This course is open to graduate students from all departments.


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21699 L01 03:00:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm T Th   Engineering Quad J-Wing   J201   Enrolled:16 Limit:20