Syllabus for

Robotics and Intelligent Systems

MAE 345, Fall 2013, Tuesday and Thursday, 3-4:20

J-201, Engineering Quadrangle

Robert F. Stengel

Princeton University
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Week    Tuesday                         Thursday
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1					1.  Overview and Preliminaries

2 	2.  Articulated Robots		3.  Coordinates and Transformations 

3 	4.  Mobile Robots, 		5.  Rigid-Body Dynamics
	    Personal Assistants, 
	    and Games 

4	6.  Time Response of		7.  Dynamic Effects of
	    Dynamic Systems		    Feedback Control 
      
5	8.  Analog and Digital		9.  Sensors and Actuators
	    Control Systems
 
6       10. Introduction to 		11. Numerical Optimization          
	    Optimization		    

7	12. Dynamic Optimal Control	13. Formal Logic, Algorithms,
	    				    and Incompleteness	

	MID-TERM BREAK
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8	14. Computers, Computing, 	15. Probability and Statistics
	    and Sets 	
	    		    

9 	16. State and Parameter 	MID-TERM PROJECT PRESENTATION	
	    Estimation			=============================	 		
						
10	17. Stochastic Control		18. Classification of Data Sets
	    	
11	19. Neural Networks - 1 	HOLIDAY
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12	20. Neural Networks - 2		21. Communication, Information,
					    and Machine Learning
	
13	22. Expert Systems and		23. Task Planning and
	    Adaptive Control	    	    Multi-Agent Systems		 			

	HOLIDAY BREAK
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	READING PERIOD
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	TERM PAPER DUE
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Reference Materials

All reading material for the course is accessible on the Internet, much of it compiled in Robotics and Intelligent Systems: A Virtual Reference Book and in the lecture slides. Current course materials and assignments are posted on Blackboard at Princeton. Lecture materials for the 2011 course offering can be found at Lecture Slides.

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 MAE 345, Robotics and Intelligent Systems

http://www.princeton.edu/~stengel/MAE345Out.html
key words: robotics, intelligent systems, control systems, robot vehicles, industrial robots, optimization, numerical methods, neural networks, expert systems, task planning, Monte Carlo evaluation
last updated November 27, 2013, stengel@princeton.edu.
Copyright (c) 2013 by Robert F. Stengel. All rights reserved.