Robots I worked with: Merlin, TOM, B21, Magellan Pro, Atrv, Maggie, CRS, PeopleBot, Khepera, SANet

Course Policies

Grading Policy:

Evaluation Method
Midterm Exam
Final Exam

General Rules:
  • Learning Material: PowerPoint presentations and practical problems will be provided by the instructor. Self-study activities and a course project will be assigned..
  • Teaching Method: The instructor will post lectures, practical robotics examples and take home exams. Students will read lectures and technical papers, answer theoretical questions, and complete self-study activities and a robotics project..
  • Academic Engagement & Student Preparation: This course is 4 quarter credits with 4 hours of academic engagement and 10 hours of student preparation per week. The 4 hours of academic engagement requirement will be met using posted lectures and a robotics project. The 10 hours of preparation requirement will be met by self-study activities and midterm and final term exams.
  • Anything handed in after 11:59PM on the due date will be penalized by 50% for each 24 hours of lateness.
  • All homework (assignemnts) is to be done individually. Your assignment will not be graded if answers are provided without explanations, if student's name is missing or if some pages are missing.
  • All tests are required, and you should make every effort to take the scheduled test. In the event that you have an emergency beyond your control and cannot take a test, please notify your instructor in advance if possible. At the next lecture period, submit a written statement explaining why you missed the test. Perhaps, some combination of other grades will be assigned as the grade for the missed test for those who follow the rules above. An oral examination, a substantial lab problem, or a comprehensive test during the final period are other possibilities. The choice belongs to the instructor. IMPORTANT: missing a test does not automatically allow you to substitute other work for a test grade.
  • The work submitted for grading must be your own work. It is reasonable to discuss with others possible general approaches to problems. It is unreasonable to work together on a detailed solution, to copy a solution, or to give away a solution. Such instances of academic dishonesty may result in a course grade of F. Submitting a work that is not your own work is considered academic dishonesty (plagiarism).
  • If you have a need for disability-related accommodations or services, please inform your instructor. Reasonable and effective accommodations and services will be provided to students if requests are made in a timely manner, with appropriate documentation, in accordance.
  • Please use the course website as your first resource for course materials. Updates will be made daily as appropriate. It is essential that you check the website periodically. Posted will be homework assignments, course announcements, changes in course materials, handouts, code/examples, and answers to pertinent questions.