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|| Lecture Topics
(exact organization still subject to change)
|Coursework & Labs
(courseworks all due Friday at midnight, handed out Tuesdays in Lecture)
& Sensing; Artificial Intelligence & Cognition.
Lecture 1; Lecture 2
|Coursework 1 handed out.||6 Feb||Discuss flipped classrooms;
quizzes; possible guest lectures; possible shift of
Tuesday lecture time.
||Action Selection; Cognitive
Lecture 3; Lecture 4
||Perception & Learning.
Lecture 5; Lecture 6
||Monday's lecture in CB 5.13
from now on. Tuesday's lecture in CB 4.17 by default.
Evolutionary Algorithms; Design, Learnability, and
Specialised Perception for Robots.
Lecture 7; Lecture 8
Coursework 1 Due
Coursework 2 & Coursework 4 handed out
||This week's Tuesday lecture would be in CB 5.13|
Agents and Spatial Simulations; Social
Simulation and Social Structure.
Lecture 9; Lecture 10;
| Robot Beauty Contest in
Quiz Tuesday, 5:45. Details in Monday lecture
||Lab:This year's judge /
na´ve observer is our librarian, Emma Stuart
Edwards. Labs this week are just the (optional)
beauty contest and the (non optional) disassembly of the
non-winning robots (for undergrads; MScs can hold on to
their robot if they think they might use it for
Lectures: Problem with the lecture is being addressed
Testing and Evidence
Lecture 11; Lecture 12
lecture live Monday, 3:15, by Joanna
Netlogo labs this week & next.
||No quiz this week.
Lecture 13; Lecture 14
Coursework 2 due Friday
Coursework 3 handed out
||Quizzes back to Mondays
||Multiple Conflicting Goals: Intro to Game AI; Lecture 15; Lecture 16||Game AI lecture Tuesday 9:15am
Game AI labs this week & next
||This week's Tuesday afternoon lecture (if it happened) would be in CB 5.13|
Language & Cognition II
Lecture 17 & 18 (double lecture)
|Code for Coursework 3 due Friday.||3 Apr
||Could let CW3 coding go through break, or
half of break, up to you guys. Remember, your
dissertation matters a lot more! Talk about it Monday
during Q&A. No room at 5:15 on
18-21 April @ Bath
|| Mind & Consciousness; Ethics
Lecture 19; Lecture 20
Coursework 3 writeup due Friday
|| Lab: Round robin game
competition; if you can't make your lab you need to get
someone else to make your code run for you (NOT the
Lectures: New lecture live on Monday, quiz & q&a on Tuesday at 5:15 (or no quiz: up to you guys on Monday. Remember you only need 70 points of quizzes.)
||Revision or Guest Lecture||
fun lab on Tuesday (game championship)
No more quizzes
Dissertations due the end of this week. No more
||Revision or Guest Lecture||
||Coursework 4 would be do if
there were postgraduates.