Spring 2021 - CMPT 419 D200
Special Topics in Artificial Intelligence (3)
Class Number: 6886
Delivery Method: Remote
Current topics in artificial intelligence depending on faculty and student interest.
This course introduces fundamental concepts in robotics and related fields, including analytical methods for decision making, and machine learning in the context of robotics. Topics include modelling and simulation of robotic systems, optimization, optimal control, robotic safety, reinforcement learning, and robotic perception. Applications of the material include unmanned aerial vehicles and self-driving cars.
- Modelling and simulation
- Optimal control
- Robotic safety
- Reinforcement learning
- Robotic perception
Assignments – 40% Project proposal – 10% Project presentation and report – 50%
Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots,
R. Siegwart, I. R. Nourbakhsh, and D. Scaramuzza, MIT Press
S. M. LaValle, Cambridge University Press
S. Boyd and L. Vandenberghe, Cambridge
Dynamic Programming and Optimal Control
D. P. Bertsekas, Athena Scientific
Reinforcement Learning: An Introduction
R. S. Sutton and A. G. Barto, MIT,
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