MAE 4180

MAE 4180

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2014-2015.

Creating robots capable of performing complex tasks autonomously requires one to address a variety of different challenges such as sensing, perception, control, planning, mechanical design, and interaction with humans. In recent years many advances have been made toward creating such systems, both in the research community (different robot challenges and competitions) and in industry (industrial, military, and domestic robots). This course gives an overview of the challenges and techniques used for creating autonomous mobile robots. Topics include sensing, localization, mapping, path planning, motion planning, obstacle and collision avoidance, and multi-robot control.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: MATLAB programming experience.

Comments Co-meets with MAE 5180.

  • Students will understand and implement localization and mapping algorithms using different sensor modalities.
  • Be able to generate a path and the motion for a robot moving around an area with obstacles.
  • Understand the concepts of different approaches for motion planning such as roadmaps, feedback control and sampling based methods.
  • Understand and implement collision avoidance algorithms.
  • Be able to apply the tools learned in the class to physical robots.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: CS 3758MAE 5180

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11660MAE 4180  LEC 001

  • Homework assignments require extensive programming in MATLAB or Python. Junior or Senior standing or permission of instructor.

  • 11661MAE 4180  LAB 401

  • 11662MAE 4180  LAB 402

  • 11679MAE 4180  LAB 403