COMP34212 Cognitive Robotics syllabus 2019-2020
The course will provide an introduction to the methods and software/hardware technologies for robotics. It will analyse the selection and application of AI and machine learning methods, such as deep learning, for designing intelligent behaviour and cognitive skills (e.g. vision, motor control, language, social skills). It will discuss a series of cognitive robotics models and experiments to understand how our knowledge of animal and human cognition and neuroscience can inform the development of intelligent skills in robots. The course will also discuss the role of ethics and responsible research and innovation in robotics research and applications.
This unit provides an in-depth understanding of the field of cognitive robotics. This will analyse the selection, use and combination of methods and approaches in robotics, in artificial intelligence and in psychology and neuroscience to design intelligent behaviour and cognitive skills in interactive robots.
- Introduction to Cognitive Robotics
- Overview of robot technologies, sensors and actuators
- Robot platforms
- Machine learning for robotics
- Developmental Robotics
- Evolutionary and swarm robotics
- Social robotics and human-robot interaction
- Language learning and speech interfaces
- Robot tutors for children
- Ethics for robotics and AI
The practical lab sessions will focus on the use of machine learning methods, such as deep learning, for robot vision and language and on the software tools for robotics.
24 in total, 2 per week
Labs with TA support plus coursework and exam preparation and independent study
Feedback on report and additional oral feedback during office/surgery hours and during labs.
- Assessment written exam (2 hours)
- Lectures (24 hours)
- Practical classes & workshops (8 hours)
Learning outcomes are unknown for COMP34212.
|Developmental robotics: from babies to robots||Cangelosi, Angelo and Matthew Schlesinger||9780262028011||MIT Press||2015||✔|
|Deep learning||Goodfellow, Ian et al||9780262035613||MIT Press||2016||✖|
|Artificial cognitive systems: a primer||Vernon, David||9780262028387||MIT Press||2014||✖|