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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - CIS6451

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-01-15
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1816 2005-10-23
    Department College Budget Account Number
    CSE EN 2108-
    Contact Person Phone Email

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    CIS 6451 Advanced Robotic Systems

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Advanced Robotic Systems
    Course Online? Percentage Online





    Course Description

    Unmanned ground, aerial and underwater robots. Modeling, kinematics dynamics and control; navigation and collision avoidance; sensor fusion; vision-based navigation; sensor fault detection and isolation; system architectures and robot swarms.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Need to cover "robotic systems" as opposed to single robots; Need to study aerial and underwater robots; need to study vehicle formations. essential to understand real-time multi sensor navigation and control.

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    Course can be offered across Engineering (EE. Mech Eng., CSE. Ind. Eng.) even Math and Physics. Everystudent focusing on Robotics must register for AI Robotics 1st course) and this proposed one. Alternatively, Mech. Eng. robotics course, then this proposed one.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, twice in the past.

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    PhD in EE / CSE / ME or other related field.

    Understanding of Robotics

    Active researcher in the area

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Study robotic "systems" / "vehicles" and in particular unmanned vehicles.

    Understand control and vavigation, coordination and collaboration and formation.

    Understand sensor fusion and communication issues; integration.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Knowledge of robot vehicles (as opposed to manipulators)

    Ability to model and control unmanned vehicles

    Ability to understand robot swarms / formation

    C. Major Topics

    Modeling, kinematics dynamics and control; sensor based navigation and collision avoidance; sensor fusion; SLAM; vision-based navigation; sensor fault detection and isolation; integration, system architectures and robot swarms.

    D. Textbooks

    Software Enabled Control, Edited by T. Samad and G. Balas, IEEE Press - J. Wiley, 2003.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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