Last updated: 26 April 2013

Home Page for CM30229 & CM50230
Intelligent Control & Cognitive Systems   2013

Dr. Joanna Bryson

This unit was first offered in 2013, and reflects a rapidly developing field.  Therefore the schedule on this page is  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:  Sometimes a single laboratory will be mandatory for the entire class.  Generally it would be useful if you were all able to attend both sets of labs let me know if there is anyone who can't make one of them.

 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. 11 Feb

Perception & Learning.
Lecture 5; Lecture 6

18 Feb

Evolution and Evolutionary Algorithms; Simulations and Specialised Perception for Robots.
Lecture 7; Lecture 8
Coursework 1 Due
Coursework 2 handed out
25 Feb

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

4 Mar

Hypothesis Testing and Evidence; Likeability, Believeability & Engagement.
Lecture 11;
Lecture 12

11 Mar

Multiple Conflicting Goals: Intro to Game AI;
Complex Planning & Emotions
Lecture 13; Lecture 14
Coursework 2 due
Coursework 3 (and 4) handed out
18 Mar

 Spring Break

no lectures Mandatory 3 hour lab on Thursday; Optional fun lab on Friday
8 Apr

Culture, Language & Cognition.
Lecture 15 & 16 (double lecture)

15 Apr

Philosophy of Mind; Ethical Obligations.
Lecture 17; Lecture 18
Coursework 3 due
no more labs
22 Apr

Monday: No Lecture
Friday:   Revision Lecture

29 Apr

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.

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