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July 31, 2017 - The Fall 2017 course page is now under construction. Prof. Bryce, Prof. Marshall, and Prof. Clark will be instructing the Fall 2017 offering of E11. There will be four sections of 10 students each. We will update the course site over the next few weeks.

July 6, 2015 - Welcome, the Fall 2015 course page is now under construction. Prof. Duron and Prof. Clark will be instructing the Fall 2015 offering of E11. We will update the course site over the next few weeks.

August 25, 2013 - Welcome, the Fall 2013 course page is up and running. The lecture and lab materials are slightly out of date, but feel free to browse!

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Course Description

Autonomous Vehicles is a hands-on interdisciplinary introduction to mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering, computer science, design, systems, and controls. The course has a variety of objectives including 1) Give students a taste of what engineers and computer scientist do to help make informed decisions about majors, 2) Provide practical technical skills relevant to subsequent projects including Machine shop, 3D CAD and printing, Soldering, C programming, Sensors and actuators, Analog and digital interfacing, Modeling, and Embedded control systems, 4) Wet students' appetite to learn more advanced topics, 5) Develop design > build > test > debug skills, 5) Develop teamwork, presentation, and technical writing skills, and 6) Just plain fun! By the end of this course, you and your teammate will have built your own autonomous vehicle and programmed it to play Capture the Flag.

About the Instructors

Dr. Christopher Clark is an Associate Professor at Harvey Mudd College. His research and teaching interests include autonomous systems, mobile robots, multi-robot systems, and underwater robotics. Much of his recent work includes deploying underwater robots on international field expeditions to aid scientists from other fields. For more details, visit the LAIR (Lab for Autonomous and Intelligent Robotics).

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