Autonomous Systems

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode WBAI002-05
Vaknaam Autonomous Systems
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Autonomous Systems
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
- Explain meaning of different concepts often used in the field of robotics.
- Explain workings of common methods used in robotics and perform experiment with 2 different computer applets (Braitenberg Vehicles and Markov Localization).
- Explain techniques from Evolutionary Computation and perform experiment with computer applet (Genetic Algorithms).
- Explain general workings of Machine Learning algorithms.
- Explain the concepts used in Artificial Life and the way complex behavior emerges from simple rules and perform experiments with 2 different computer applets (Boids and Cellular Automata).
Omschrijving The behavior of autonomous systems is a result of both the internal mechanisms and the interaction with the environment. Autonomous systems can be robots that perceive and interact with the real world, but also software agents interacting with a simplified simulated world. An autonomous system should be able to perceive the world and behave in an appropriate manner. In this course, we will discuss a number of important aspects among which embodied cognition, robot sensors, controllers, machine
learning, and artificial life.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Practisch werk (PRC)
(Besides the lectures, the course contains practical sessions.)
Toetsvorm Practisch werk (PR), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(Het eindcijfer wordt bepaald door het tentamen (50%), en de cijfers voor de practicumverslagen (50%). Beide moeten minstens een 5.0 zijn om het vak te halen.)
Vaksoort propedeuse
Coördinator PhD. S.H. Mohades Kasaei
Docent(en) MSc. H. Maathuis ,PhD. S.H. Mohades Kasaei , J. Visser ,De. erven. van. M.A. Wiering
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
The Robotics Primer Maja Mataric 9780262633543
Autonomous Mobile Robotics
(interesting for further reading material, but not necessary to buy)
R. Siegwarts and I.R. Nourbakhsh 9780262195027
Entreevoorwaarden No prior knowledge is assumed.
Opmerkingen This course is an entry requirement for: Robotics Practical 1 (WBAI029-05) and Robotics Practical 2 (WBAI030-05).

Artificial Intelligence (BSc) is a Fixed Quota (Numerus Fixus) programme. As a consequence, their courses (course code WBAI) are closed for students that are not registered under the AI BSc programme, unless the course is part of the mandatory curriculum of their programme. If you wish to take this course in your minor – or as part of a so-called ‘unofficial’ pre-master’s – please use the official procedure through the Board of Examiners form.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Artificial Intelligence 1 semester I a verplicht
BSc Courses for Exchange Students: AI - Computing Science - Mathematics - semester I a
Pre-master/Fast-track for MSc AI - CCS – CS - Math  (Artificial Intelligence) - semester I a -