Spring 2021 - CMPT 419 D200

Special Topics in Artificial Intelligence (3)

Robotic Autonomy: Algorithms and Computation

Class Number: 6886

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

    We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Current topics in artificial intelligence depending on faculty and student interest.

COURSE DETAILS:

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.

Topics

  • Modelling and simulation
  • Optimization
  • Optimal control
  • Robotic safety
  • Reinforcement learning
  • Robotic perception

Grading

NOTES:

Assignments – 40% Project proposal – 10% Project presentation and report – 50%

Materials

RECOMMENDED READING:

Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots,
R. Siegwart, I. R. Nourbakhsh, and D. Scaramuzza, MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262015356

Planning Algorithms
S. M. LaValle, Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521862059

Convex Optimization
S. Boyd and L. Vandenberghe, Cambridge
ISBN: 9780521833783

Dynamic Programming and Optimal Control
D. P. Bertsekas, Athena Scientific
ISBN: 9781886529434

Reinforcement Learning: An Introduction
R. S. Sutton and A. G. Barto, MIT,
ISBN: 9780262039246

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2021

Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).