MAE 5180

MAE 5180

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.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: graduate standing or permission of instructor.

Comments Co-meets with MAE 4180.

  • 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 4180

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 11663MAE 5180  LEC 001

  • Homework assignments require extensive programming in MATLAB or Python. Enrollment limited to: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.

  • 11664MAE 5180  LAB 401

  • 11665MAE 5180  LAB 402

  • 11680MAE 5180  LAB 403