schedule on this page is always subject to change.
This course has three different but complementary objectives (see unit descriptions):
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|| Lecture Topics
(exact organization still subject to change)
|Coursework & Labs
(courseworks due Friday at midnight, handed out Tuesdays in Lecture)
& Sensing; Artificial Intelligence & Cognition.
Lecture 1; Lecture 2
|Coursework 1 handed out.||5 Feb||Don't miss the first
lecture! Don't miss your first lab! Robot kits
handed out in lab, and we help you with the software to
program them there.
||Action Selection; Cognitive
Lecture 3; Lecture 4
||Perception & Learning.
Lecture 5; Lecture 6
Evolutionary Algorithms; Design, Learnability, and
Specialised Perception for Robots.
Lecture 7; Lecture 8
Coursework 1 Due
Coursework 2 & Coursework 4 handed out
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 [yet to be determined]. Labs this
week are just the (optional) beauty contest and the (non
optional) disassembly of the non-winning robots (mandatory
for undergrads; MScs can hold on to their robot if they
think they might use it for CW4.)
Testing and Evidence
Lecture 11; Lecture 12
lecture live Monday, 3:15, by Joanna
Netlogo labs this week & next.
||No quiz this week.
||Multiple Conflicting Goals: Intro to Game AI; Lecture 15; Lecture 16||Game AI lecture Tuesday 9:15am by
Game AI labs this week & after break
Coursework 2 due Friday
Coursework 3 handed out
Lecture 13; Lecture 14
Language & Cognition II
Lecture 17 & 18 (double lecture)
Coursework 3 due Monday.
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 tutors!)|
|| Mind & Consciousness; Ethics
Lecture 19; Lecture 20
|Optional fun lab on Tuesday (game championship)||23 Apr
||Revision or Guest Lecture||30 Apr
Dissertations due the end of this week. No more
||Revision or Guest Lecture||
||Coursework 4 due for