Autonomous Robotics: Action, Perception, and Cognition
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Gregor Schöner
Neuroinformatics is concerned with the discovery of new solutions to technical problems of information processing. These solutions are sought based on analogies with nervous systems and the behavior of organisms. This course focuses on three exemplary problems to illustrate this approach:
- Artificial action (autonomous robotics)
- Artificial perception (robot vision)
- Artificial cognition (simplest cognitive capabilities of autonomous robots such as decision making, memory, behavioral organization).
The main methodological emphasis is on nonlinear dynamical systems approaches and dynamic (neural) fields.
Exercises will be integrated into the lectures. They will consist of elementary mathematical exercises, the design of (thought) experiments and their analysis, and the design of simple artificial systems, all on the basis of the theoretical framework exposed in the main lectures.
The rules for the are summarized in this document.
Lecture: Thursday 14:15 - 16:00 (NB 3/57)
First lecture: 18 April 2013
Exercise: Thursday 16:15 - 17:00 (NB 3/57)
First exercise: May 16 (as opposed to the erroneous date announced on the first exercise sheet)
The exam is comprised of content from the lectures and exercises.
Location: NB 3/57
Registration: Students of the course "Angewandte Informatik" register the exam with their examination office (Prüfungsamt), all other students should check with their examination office whether they have to register for the exam. If not, please send an email to Prof. Dr. Gregor Schöner.
Results will be published here once they are available.
Exercise sheets will be handed out in the lecture, and will be made available here. Exercises are held by Oliver Lomp.
Exercise 01 - due May 2
Exercise 02 - due May 16
Exercise 03 - due June 6 - Assignments marked with an asterisk (*) count as a bonus, i.e., they can help you get more than 100%! (sorry for the confusion)