Last updated: 27 April 2012

Home Page for CM30229 & CM50230
Intelligent Control & Cognitive Systems   2012

Dr. Joanna Bryson

2011 is the first year this course has been offered.  The schedule on this page is therefore unsurprisingly subject to change.  This page is provided as a resource, mostly so you can find lecture notes and problem sets.  There is also a moodle page associated with this course, which contains forums & will be where you submit your coursework.

Note on Labs:  A week's labs are considered to start after the first lecture Tuesday morning.  So Monday labs have the content of the previous week.  Generally it would be useful if you were all able to attend both sets of labs -- let me know if there is anyone this doesn't apply to.

 Lecture Topics (exact organization still subject to change)
Coursework & Labs

First Lecture
Special notes
Introduction, Intelligence & Sensing; Artificial Intelligence & Cognition.
Lecture 1; Lecture 2
Coursework 1 described in lecture. 8 Feb
Action Selection; Cognitive Architectures.
Lecture 3; Lecture 4
Coursework 1 handed out. 15 Feb

Perception & Learning.
Lecture 5; Lecture 6

22 Feb
Lecture Monday at 3:15, not Friday (same room)
Evolution and Evolutionary Algorithms; Simulations and Specialised Perception for Robots.
Lecture 7; Lecture 8
Coursework 1 Due
Coursework 2 handed out
29 Feb

Science, Agents and Spatial Simulations; Social Simulation and Social Structure.
Lecture 9; Lecture 10

7 Mar

Hypothesis Testing and Evidence; Multiple Conflicting Goals: Intro to Game AI.
Lecture 11; Lecture 12

14 Mar

Culture, Language & Cognition.
Lecture 13 (double lecture)
Coursework 2 due
Coursework 3 (and 4) handed out
21 Mar

Likeability, Believeability & Engagement. (Friday!)
Lecture 14

30 Mar
No Lecture  Wednesday, but Thursday lab extended for CW3 competition.

 Spring Break

Complex Planning & Emotions
Lecture 15 (Wednesday!)
Coursework 3 due 16 Apr
No lecture Friday.
Philosophy of Mind; Ethical Obligations.
Lecture 16; Lecture 17

23 Apr

Wednesday: Guest Speaker Richard Evans
Friday:   Revision Lecture

10 May

revision week Coursework 4 due (postgraduate only)

If you want to meet with Dr. Bryson, schedule an appointment during her office hours.  Do not email her! unless it is really very urgent & a tutor can't help you.  Note that extension requests go to the Director of Studies, not to Lecturers.

Is there a text?

This course is an advanced course for which there is (so far) no single text book.  One of the skills taught in this course is reading primary literature.  However, I have ordered a large number of books on robots, LEGO robots & Cognitive Science for the library.  Have a look in the catalog & let me know if you particularly like any of them & think we should get more copies.

page author: Joanna Bryson