Computer Science 685 / 001

Intelligent Systems for Robotics


Thursday, 7:20 PM to 10:00 PM, in Room 1103 of the Engineering Building.


Sean Luke.


Either CS580, ECE 650, SYST 611, or SYST555. If not CS580, please contact me.

About the Class

This course will cover basic concepts in autonomous robotics. The course will be project-rich and directly involve robots. The emphasis will be on those concepts necessary for autonomous team humanoid robotics, specifically: Architectures and Behaviors, Kinematics and Dynamics, Sensors, Localization, Robot Learning, basic Hardware Interfaces, and Multiagent Systems. Given additional time, we may also cover Partial Order Planning, Path/Trajectory Planning, Simulation, and Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM).

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Grading will be based roughly on the following: 50% Final and/or Midterm (if a Midterm is held). 50%Several Projects.

Honor Code

The class enforces the GMU Honor Code, and to the more specific honor code policy special to the Department of Computer Science. You will be expected to adhere to this code and policy.


If you hve a documented learning disability or other condition which may affect academic performance, make sure this documentation is on file with the Office of Disability Services and come talk to me about accommodations.