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16.412J / 6.834J Cognitive Robotics, Spring 2005

Image of the Martian surface, taken by the Mars Rover.

This image of the Martian surface was taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit on July 16, 2004. (Image courtesy of NASA/JPL.)

Highlights of this Course

This course features a full set of lecture notes and student projects from the term.

Course Description

Cognitive robotics addresses the emerging field of autonomous systems possessing artificial reasoning skills. Successfully-applied algorithms and autonomy models form the basis for study, and provide students an opportunity to design such a system as part of their class project. Theory and application are linked through discussion of real systems such as the Mars Exploration Rover.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .zip and .wcsp.



Prof. Brian Williams

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session




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