Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2020


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ELEC 550 901 (CRN: 11227)


Department: Electrical & Computer Eng.
Kavraki, Lydia
Kingston, Zak
Meeting: 1:30PM - 2:50PM TR (24-AUG-2020 - 4-DEC-2020) 
Part of Term: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Online
Credit Hours: 4
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Prerequisites: (COMP 221 OR COMP 321) AND COMP 215
Section Max Enrollment: 24
Section Enrolled: 1
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 50
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 19
Enrollment data as of: 15-JUL-2024 1:23AM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: GR Course-Dept Schedules Exam
Description: Robots have fascinated people for generations. Today, robots are built for applications as diverse as exploring remote planets, de-mining war zones, cleaning toxic waste, assembling cars, inspecting pipes in industrial plants and mowing lawns. Robots are also interacting with humans in a variety of ways: robots are museum guides, robots assist surgeon sin life threatening operations, and robotic cars can drive us around. The field of robotics studies not only the design of new mechanisms but also the development of artificial intelligence frameworks to make these mechanism useful in the physical world, integrating computer science, engineering, mathematics and more recently biology and sociology, in a unique way. This class will present fundamental algorithmic advances that enable today’s robots to move in real environments and plan their actions. It will also explore fundamentals of the field of Artificial Intelligence through the prism of robotics. The class involves a significant programming project. Cross-list: COMP 450, ELEC 450, MECH 450, COMP 550, MECH 550. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for ELEC 550 if student has credit for ELEC 450.