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Course Description

This course will introduce students to a variety of autonomous mobile robots, but concentrate on wheeled robots and underwater robots. In particular students will experiment with and compete with the Dr Robot Jaguar Lite  robot. Topics to be covered include robot platforms & modeling, control structures, sensing & estimation, localization, and motion planning. The course has a heavy experimental component that involves students programming the robots.

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About the Instructor

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).


January 10, 2015

Welcome to the 2015 offering of E190Q!

January 18, 2014

The Spring 2014 course page is almost done. The competition from 2013 will be up to provide an idea of what is to come. There will be changes this year since there will be no project.

December 27, 2012

Welcome, the Spring 2013 course page is still under construction but feel free to browse!


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