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Started by Jerry, 2010-04-29T11:21:40-05:00 (Thursday)

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Sign up for the Fall Robotics Course NOW!

You don't want to be the only one on you block without a robot!

Mobile Robotics: Integrated System Design

The Unique Multidisciplinary Robotics Course Open to CS, ECE, IME, and ME Students
CS 490    Section 001 MW 1-2:45
ECE 492    Section 004 MW 1-2:45
IME 492    Section 001 MW 1-2:45
ME 492    Section 001 MW 1-2:45

A mobile robot is an integrated mechanical, electrical, and computational system that can function in the physical world. Unbound from the shackles of the stationary desktop, a mobile robot must include a variety of methods to navigate, perceive, and problem solve.

This course presents an integrated systems view of robotics with topics including vision, motion planning, mobile mechanisms, kinematics, and sensors. Students will construct sensors, actuators, and robots which are driven by a microcontroller. Students will work in multidisciplinary teams. This course will also cover some current work in robotics, which includes current robot research, applications, and competitions.

CS   Prerequisite CS 340 or consent of instructor: Dr. Mayer
ECE    Prerequisite ECE 326 or consent of instructor:   Dr. Engel   
IME    Prerequisite ECE 210 & ME 262 or consent of instructor: Dr. Karacal
ME    Prerequisite ME 350 or consent of instructor: Dr. Krauss

Student teams will build robots using the CBC robot controllers. The CBC interfaces with a color cam for real-time image processing. These will be connected to the iCreate robot from iRobot, which is the development version of the popular Roomba robot vacuum cleaner will be used as the basis for robot creations

The new CBC controller is a full functioning linux box!

Dr. Mayer will be covering the Computer Science content!

"Make a Little Bird House in Your Soul" - TMBG...


Just a note on the CBC, I've been hacking it over the last few weeks and managed to run python on it.  As well I'm working on other modifications.  I know there already exists the ability to run JAVA as well.
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