This comprehensive program will comprise a large number of events, including the robotics exhibition (watch for "Robotics in Texas"!), an AI Robotics
Fellowship program (aimed at Ph.D.
Mason and Taylor teach fundamental AI robotics
topics including localization, image processing, and multiagent coordination through web cameras and laptops atop iRobot Creates.
The sensor suite available is likely to have the greatest curricular--and financial--impact on an undergraduate's experience with AI robotics
. To a large degree, it is the richness and reach of a platform's sensors that drive both its cost and its capabilities.
In this course I try to present an AI robotics
perspective while emphasizing how each robot architecture relates to the others in the context of the layered model.
The hardware/software session considered the trade-offs in choosing platforms to support AI robotics
. Presentations highlighted both commercial and custom-built systems that facilitate the use of low-cost actuation and sensing modalities in an undergraduate setting.
Over the last decade, the competitions and exhibitions have witnessed numerous AI robotics
firsts, including the first demonstration of robotic soccer (Sahota 1994), the first multi-robot competition teams (Balch et al.